Fine white sand and crystal clear sea – the Sicilian seaside resort of San Lorenzo near Marzamemi is well-known for its clean, turquoise colored water. This coastal section need not shun comparison with the dream beaches of the Caribbean.
Ask the inhabitants of Sicily’s southeast about the most beautiful beach in the surrounding area and they are sure to vote unanimously for San Lorenzo. Comprehensive service ranging from parasol to gelato, which you can expect at the beach from June to September, is only one of the reasons why this is so.
Holiday apartment Casa Pippo, named for its friendly owner, is one of four units and located on the upper floor of the house. The latter is found in one of San Lorenzo's many side roads which end, so to speak, at the sea.
The accommodation is about 200 m from the sea. Where the road ends, there is a shallow access into the sea across rocks. A ca. 300 m walk further on along the seaside takes you to that beautiful sandy beach Sicilians are so enthusiastic about.
When staying at Casa Pippo, you find the sea to be omnipresent. Depending on the weather, the sea lies shimmering in various and different shades of blue, which you can see and watch not only from the terrace, but also from the combined kitchen-living-dining room and the bedroom.
As Casa Pippo is located somewhat apart, you are sure to enjoy relaxing holidays in the southeast of Sicily - even if you are there during the summer months of July and August when San Lorenzo is full of bustling activity.
The apartment's tasteful live-and-eat-in kitchen includes oven, gas stove, refrigerator with freezer compartment, TV and sofa as well as air conditioning with heating system.
The bedroom is furnished, amongst others, with a double bed and an additional bed for one person as well as a ceiling fan.
The bathroom has modern tiling and is equipped with shower cabin, hair dryer, WC and bidet.
On the partly roofed terrace you find dining furniture, deck chairs and a sun lounger at your disposal.
Furnishing of Casa Pippo includes free Wi-Fi and fly screens in the bedroom window. There is a reserved parking space for your car in front of the house.
The outdoor shower, a washing machine and a grill are for shared use.
About 300 m from Casa Pippo, owner Pippo has 'created' a private section at the beach for use by his guests only. A sun sail, a sun lounger and deck chairs are reserved for each accommodation unit (12 altogether). Depending on the current this beach section with its very shallow access into the water is either more or less sandy.
The most popular lido of San Lorenzo, Agua Beach, is ca. 800 m from Casa Pippo. The lido is our tip should you wish for various kinds of service when spending a day at the beach.
Restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, boutiques, a pharmacy and shops are found at Marzamemi, 3 km off. Outside high season, shopping is best done at Pachino, 6 km off (e.g. at supermarket CONAD).
Those who love nature should stop at nature reserve Oasi Vendicari, which borders on the holiday resort of San Lorenzo.
While hiking there, you get to know Sicily’s multifaceted vegetation and, in spring and autumn, you can watch the migratory birds which stop there for a rest. From San Lorenzo you can walk to Oasi Vendicari, you need only keep on walking along the beach/shore.
At the Oasi, during the summer months, you find fantastic beaches, backed up by the historic setting of the remains of Noto's "tonnara", and picturesque bathing bays such as Cala Mosche. The places in the nature reserve where you can go swimming can be reached only on foot. In general, an entrance fee falls due, which supports the work of the local conservationists.
Noto - it takes you only 20 minutes by car to get to the fascinating town with its grand Baroque buildings and numerous churches. The highlight at Noto surely is the cathedral of San Nicolò. The sight of this majestic building simply takes your breath away.
Information about Marzamemi and San Lorenzo
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Holiday apt 2 pers.||Surcharge 3th pers.|
|04.03.23 - 01.04.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 68 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|01.04.23 - 29.04.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 71 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|29.04.23 - 27.05.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 83 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|27.05.23 - 10.06.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 114 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|10.06.23 - 24.06.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 116 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|24.06.23 - 29.07.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 157 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 12 EUR|
|29.07.23 - 02.09.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 203 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 15 EUR|
|02.09.23 - 16.09.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 125 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|16.09.23 - 30.09.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 116 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|30.09.23 - 04.11.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 86 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
|04.11.23 - 25.11.23||Holiday apt 2 pers. 66 EUR||Surcharge 3th pers. 8 EUR|
Prices are valid per night and for the number of persons given, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
The surcharge for the 3rd person is valid per night.
Minimum stay: 5 nights; in travel period 01.07.-30.09.2023: 7 nights
Optional - to be paid on-site in case of use:
- air conditioning with heating system: € 0.50/ kWh (updated December 2022).