Life in Marzamemi, one of Sicily’s prettiest fishing vilages, is centred around the horseshoe shaped harbour beside the 10C ‘tonnara’, built by the Arabs and now converted into a hotel. The tonnera was the reason for the towns conception and tuna dishes, as well as a wonderful variety of fresh sea food, still figure large on the menus of many of the little restaurants around the harbour. There’s a further choice of restaurants, bars and shops around Marzamemi’s square, Piazza Regina Margherita and a little exploration amongst the towns narrow and colourful streets will reveal the ruins of the Church of San Francesco di Paola. The town is also home to a film festival in late July, showing international contemporary and vintage films in open-air venues
Just 1.5km North of Marzamemi is the stunning beach of Agua Lido with golden sands , beach beds and a great restaurant – all you need.