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Portopalo di Capo Passero is a wonderful seaside place in the province of Syracuse. Visiting Portopalo means immersing yourself in the blue of two seas, the Ionian and the Mediterranean, which cross their waters exactly here! In fact, Portopalo is a characteristic seaside village located right in the southernmost point of Sicily. In this location, there is really so much to see!
According to the historic researches, the origins of Portopalo di Capo Passero are to be placed at the beginning of the twelfth century, under Arab rule. At the beginning it was a small fishing village that has been expanding more and more, until it was incorporated first by Noto, and then by Pachino. Locals gained independence in the 1970s.
The main tourist attraction of this location are the two islands located in front of its coast.
The first is the Island of Capo Passero, which was once attached to Sicily. The island of Capo Passero is quite famous: here, in fact, you can find one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Another attraction of the island is the Forte di Capo Passero, on top of which we can see a bronze statue of the Madonna. But it’s not over: around the island, in fact, there are some famous natural sea caves, called "The Octopus caves".
The second is L’Isola delle Correnti: in this case the land is still connected to Sicily, but it’s visible only with low tide. Its name comes from the place where it lays: the meeting point between the currents of Ionian and Mediterranean seas. Today it’s a wildlife reserve.
Portopalo di Capo Passero is also the ideal place for the snorkeling or scuba diving lovers. And if after physical activity you want to eat something tasty, there are plenty of restaurants where you can taste typical traditional products. Among these, the octopus, in its various recipes: for example with pachino tomato, also symbol of the area.
If you choose the car to reach Portopalo di Capo Passero, it will take you less than an hour from the nearby Marina di Ragusa, via SP49 or SP67 that runs along the entire coast.
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