Thanks to the colours of its landscapes, to the number of artistic and cultural sites that all of its cities offer, to a crystal clear sea, and last but not least, to its wines and typical products, Sicily is an inexhaustible source or culture, amusement and relaxation. Every part of Sicily is worth a visit, no matter if you decide to visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, to sleep in Ragusa or to lay on Mondello beach: in any case you can be sure to spend an unforgettable holiday.Sicily is much appreciated both by those tourists who wish to spend a few relaxation days, laying on the beach, sunbathing and freshening up swimming in a sea that could not be clearer than that, but also by those who use their days off to discover the artistic wonders that certainly in Italy are not lacking. The best choice, when you decide to visit Sicily, is mixing these two ideas of holiday, alternating a visit to the monuments and symbols of the beautiful Sicilian cities and a relaxing day on the beach. As far as the cities to visit is concerned, in Sicily you are really spoilt for choice: from the historic centre of Palermo, with Piazza Pretoria and the Cathedral, just to name two of the best-known sites of the city, to Catania, with its baroque monuments, there are plenty of things to see in Sicily. But Italian and foreign tourists do not appreciate only the big cities: also the smallest villages have much to offer. If you wish to spend unforgettable holidays in Sicily, for example, you can go to Marina di Ragusa.
Marina di Ragusa is a small village (about 2,500 inhabitants) in the province of Ragusa, but in spite of its small size, it is very popular and much appreciated by tourists. A fishing village in the beginning, with the passing of time Marina di Ragusa has become an important seaside resort, which has been awarded important prizes like the Blue Flag. And that is not all: according to yahoo.it and Tripadvisor, the beach of Marina di Ragusa has been ranked first among the most beautiful Italian beaches, with great satisfaction of Mayor Nello Dipasquale; this award, indeed, recognizes the efforts that have been made in the last few years to make Marina di Ragusa even more beautiful and welcoming. And those efforts have been recognized also by the 600,000 tourists that every summer decide to spend their holidays in this village, attracted by its golden beaches, by the amusements that it offers and by its proximity to many interesting artistic and cultural sites. And if you go to Marina di Ragusa in August you will also have the chance to take part in a series of events that are notably keenly felt by local people: until some decades ago on the 14th of August people celebrated the end of rural works, and nowadays people still celebrate, on the 15th of August, with a game called “legno a mare”, a long procession on the sea that includes many boats, theatre and music shows and the unmissable fireworks.