Located on the southwest shores of Sicily, Marina di Ragusa is a spectacular destination for anyone who wants to enjoy crystalline waters, a vibrant culinary scene, and the warm Mediterranean sun. It’s a paradise filled with Sicilian charm, and when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay, Sicily My Home offers unparalleled accommodation options that promise to make your island getaway unforgettable.

In this post, we will share our favourite locations, restaurants, beaches and activities in the area. ANDIAMO! Let’s discover all that Marina di Ragusa has to offer!

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What to Do in Marina di Ragusa

Marina di Ragusa has many different activities for every type of traveller. There are some beautiful places to take a leisurely stroll along the Marina, explore the buzzing atmosphere of Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, participate in a cooking class with local chefs, and for adventure seekers, Marina di Ragusa offers sailing and jetskiing along the coastline.

As Marina di Ragusa is the seaside sister town to Ragusa, located more inland – about 20 minutes away – it is of course brimming with beaches, beach clubs and an impressive yacht marina. This beach town has a more relaxed vibe but also is full of culture and history, just like the old town of Ragusa. Originally a Greek colony from the 5th century BC, it then fell under Byzantine rule and later was under Arab order from 827-1091. All of this history makes Marina di Ragusa a history buffs paradise under the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean. 


Where to Eat in Marina di Ragusa

Food in Sicily is something that brings friends and family together. It is known for merging fresh, local products with influences from its past, with a rich culinary heritage. Caponata is a Sicilian fried eggplant dish, usually topped with olives, capers, tomato and olive oil. Another purely Sicilian meal that is enjoyed along the many beach bars in Marina di Ragusa is Panelle, deep-fried chickpea fritters, usually stuffed into a sandwich or can be enjoyed as is. A classically Sicilian bite is Arancina/o (depending on where you are on the island, it is either referred to in the feminine or masculine form). A beloved street food, these fried rice balls are usually stuffed with prosciutto and bechamel.  Finally, how can we not mention seafood? Sarde alla Beccafico, stuffed and fried sardines or Couscous alla Trapanese, influenced by Arab rule and covered with fresh muscles and other shellfish, are two staples on the island’s menu.  

Our recommendation of where to go in Marina di Ragusa to sample these traditional meals is at Variis, located with a vibrant atmosphere in the main square, they specialise in seafood offering higher-end dining. Bolla has a more casual dining experience with pizza and fried fish favourites on the menu, while Arà is a fast food must-try offering classic Italian items with an international touch. 

Discovering the Old Town

The old town of Marina di Ragusa showcases all of the different historical rulers and cultures that have been in this area. One of our all-time favourite things to do when visiting any town is to wander through its streets. Stroll through the narrow alleys, admire the architecture, and visit the local markets to take advantage of sampling the local wines and olive oils that are a staple in the region’s cuisine.

The Church of Santa Maria delle Scale is a must-visit when in the area. It is known for sitting on top of 340 steps and was originally built in the Gothic style. During an earthquake in 1693, the entire church was destroyed and rebuilt, this time with Baroque architecture. The church is free to enter and is open Mon-Sun from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 


Visit Marina di Ragusa Beaches

If known for nothing else, Marina di Ragusa is one of Italy’s most visited beach resorts, known for its sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Some popular beaches along the coast are Spiaggia di Marina di Ragusa, favoured among locals and tourists alike, it is perfect for a day of sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. If couples or families with younger children are searching for a more secluded experience, head to Spiaggia di Punta Secca. It provides a serene and relaxed getaway from the hustle and bustle of the other more crowded beaches. 

Nautical Activities and Water Sports

If laying under the sun isn’t your cup of tea and you prefer to take part in some action, then you are in for a treat! The coast of Marina di Ragusa is a playground for water sports enthusiasts. 

From windsurfing to kitesurfing, or sailing, the options are endless. Some local clubs and schools offer lessons and equipment rental, making it convenient for holidaymakers who want to try something different. There are also jetski, paddle board and snorkel equipment rental shops along the beaches.


Nightlife in Ragusa

As the sun sets, Marina di Ragusa comes alive with trendy beach clubs, cocktail bars and a vibrant nightlife scene. Marina’s Loung Bar offers dining, drinks and dancing along the sea, or check out Dolce Vita Beach, known for being one of the area’s most popular beach clubs. 

Depending on how fast-paced you want to spend your night, we suggest checking out the beachfront bars for a quick drink before heading into the heart of the action at Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi. There are plenty of bars, terraces and nightclubs to choose from in the Piazza, a popular location for both locals and tourists.

Stay with Sicily My Home

After spending the whole day exploring the town, swimming and then dancing the night away, where else do you need to go but home for a good night’s rest? Well, choosing Sicily My Home for your stay in Marina di Ragusa means choosing comfort, and convenience, with a touch of Sicilian hospitality. 

Our accommodations are designed with your needs in mind, ensuring your stay is as unforgettable as the island. With beachside villas and boutique apartments available, book your getaway today and discover the magic of Marina di Ragusa with Sicily My Home.