Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
Lovely apartment in a fantastic spot right on the sea front in bustling Marina di Ragusa with the beach, shops, restaurants and bars on the doorstep.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Marina di Ragusa is a pretty seaside town on the south-east coast of the island. It has some superb restaurants on the seafront offering fresh fish from the vibrant harbour which is full of sailing boats mingling with the fishing boats. Although it may be hard to drag yourself away from the wonderful sandy beach there are a host of fascinating towns and villages within a short drive.
The baroque architecture of Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Noto are within easy reach for mornings out and you will always be safe in the knowledge that the terrace awaits you for some relaxation before heading out to dinner in the evening. You are also perfectly positioned to explore many of the locations where Commissario Montalbano has been filmed.
Casa del Sole is on the first and second floor of these beachside apartments. The apartments are accessed from the seafront via electronic gates which take you into the grounds. There is a private and gated parking area at the back of the building. Entry into the apartment is from the ground floor and a wooden staircase leads directly into a wonderfully bright and airy lounge, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge and freezer. Casa del Sole has dazzling white walls and matching floors with bright blue and green furnishings giving it a wonderful seaside feel. Large glass doors open onto a spacious terrace where we suspect you will spend much of your time. The terrace with its side sea view has a large dining table surrounded by flowers hanging from the walls all around and there are floaty white curtains on two sides of the terrace ensuring privacy from other apartments. A shower room is found on this level along with a small laundry room. A spiral staircase goes up to the second floor where you will find another little terrace along with a double bedroom and a smaller bedroom with bunk beds - great for 2 children - plus a second shower room.
This beautiful apartment is a super destination for a romantic break for two or a happy family holiday. WIth the sea and such a great choice of restaurants, shops and bars on your doorstep, we are sure that you will find it hard to leave the immediate area, however, we strongly suggest that you venture a little further afield to some of the nearby towns and villages which are a real treat. Much of the town is pedestrianised and, while the winter months are quieter, you will always find life in this small town.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Security deposit: €200
Nicola Smith, Lewes
This was our first time with Essential Italy and we were very impressed. The booking team listened to my requests and suggested an apartment that fulfilled them all. We didn't want to drive and the pickups to and from the airport were arranged for us and worked perfectly. The apartment was located just across the road from the beach and within easy reach of shops and restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing holiday.
Christina Dyer, Northhamptonshire
We loved this accommodation which was clean, modern and well presented. Plenty of light and airy when necessary which helped sleeping on hot evenings. Glass staircase up to the 2nd floor was a real feature. We had not been to Marina di Regusa before and the apartment was very well situated for the town/market/restaurants and promenade. Plenty to see and do and a buzzing atmosphere also enjoyed by many Italian holiday makers and young families. This was our third trip to Sicily and wont be our last.
Sally Whitelaw, Leavenheath
Absolutely perfect! Right on the beach and the parking was a godsend! Safe for boys to go to beach on their own and to walk to the gelateria by themselves. Loads of lovely restaurants and all within walking distance. Good for exploring surrounding area. Big supermarket only 2 minutes drive. Beautifully clean and very well equipped. We had everything we needed.