Marzamemi is a delightful fishermen villages south of Vendicari, with an ancient tradition of fishing and tuna processing and an intense summer nightlife. The old square is simply beautiful and there in summer and weekends locals and travellers happily mingle every late afternoon for the traditional aperitif in the main square, and then enjoy crazy alternative night parties.
Cannot be missed the local specialities such as spaghetti with bottarga (fish roe) and the delicious tuna in oil, sold in all shops of the town. Portopalo is a close village, a local tourism destination in the summer and it is located near the beautiful beaches of Isola delle Correnti and Carratois. Can be reached only by car with a pleasant 30 minutes drive.
From the hostel go right, go past the train station, via Ermocrate and go over the big roundabout towards “Noto-Avola” and all the directions (Catania included). Continue past the cemetery with a first set of traffic lights, and past the second traffic light. Keep on going straight ahead. When you see the blue sign to Catania (on the right) slow down a bit but continue past the exit Catania, and after 100 meters take the first left (following the green sign to Gela-Noto-Avola Rosolini: it is the same road to Catania but in the opposite direction). Once on the motorway Siracusa-Noto-Avola-Rosolini, take the exit Noto. After the exit follow the signs to Pachino - Portopalo CP. On the road Noto-Pachino continue past the main entrance of Vendicari and then follow the indications to Marzamemi or Portopalo.