Marzamemi seaside village: “the old fishing village”
Distance from Hotel Borgo Pantano: 61 km (55 minutes)
Marzamemi seaside village has developed thanks to the fishing activity, widely practiced even today. The tuna fishery dates back to the domination of the Arabs in Sicily. Marzamemi seaside village is a seafaring village, part of which is the town of Pachino, which is about 3 km and a second part of the town of Noto which is 20 km away. It is located in the province of Syracuse. Recently the town has started a restructuring program that meets the type of traditional houses and, in summer, becomes the most important attraction of the area (bars, pubs, restaurants, walks along the seafront, local seafood …) . From the port of Marzamemi, in the past, also they departed ships that transported large quantities of wine produced locally to the various ports of the peninsula. Wine was also transported by freight train to various locations overseas, having been Marzamemi seaside village equipped station. Until 31 December 1985, was reached by passenger trains of the railway from Syracuse and Noto, skirting the territory of the nature reserve of Vendicari, reaches Pachino. Additional source of development is the fishing and processing of fish products: famous is, for example, the bottarga of bluefin tuna, worked by hand using ancient drying systems derived from the Arab-Phoenician. Marzamemi seaside villagepossiede a beautiful beach: in recent years, has focused on tourism, offering the possibility of numerous landings equipped for recreational boats. In summer, the population increases considerably, thanks to the housing developments sprung up near the ancient village. In August it celebrates Saint Francis with a procession of boats, sea and Cockaigne in a regatta. In 1993 the historic village was used as a location by Gabriele Salvatores director for the film South, starring the actors Silvio Orlando, Claudio Bisio and Francesca Blacks. Since 2000 Marzamemi seaside village hosts the Festival Film Frontier.