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Ispica: Holiday home


Ispica in the southeast of Sicily was destroyed by the heavy 1693 earthquake and then rebuilt in baroque splendor. At the nearby nature reserve of the Irminio river you find intact nature as well as gorgeous dune beaches.

 

Ispica: Holiday home


Ispica in the southeast of Sicily was destroyed by the heavy 1693 earthquake and then rebuilt in baroque splendor. At the nearby nature reserve of the Irminio river you find intact nature as well as gorgeous dune beaches.

Seaside holiday home near the baroque 'town of churches' on a white limestone plateau

Ispica lies in the southeast of Sicily. The town, which was called Spaccoforno until 1935, owes its name to the nearby gorge – Cava d’Ispica.

The gorge, 13 km in length, ends at Ispica and up to the 1693 earthquake, the settlement was actually located within it. Rebuilt on a white limestone plateau and surrounded by a fertile landscape, Ispica presents itself in baroque splendor.

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, located in the square of the same name, with its stucco-decorated ceilings and frescos by Olivio Sozzi, is absolutely worth a visit.

Excursion into baroque surroundings

Should you be interested in culture do not miss out on visiting UNESCO World Heritage listed Modica, which lies within a stone’s throw. The setting of the town with its narrow terraced alleys within the wild-romantic landscape is close to perfect. The ruins of the castle with its conspicuously large clock tower catch your eye immediately.

Not far from the seaside, Scicli with its fanciful baroque buildings and beautifully laid-out plazas is also entitled to call itself a World Heritage Site.

Wide sandy beaches and the nature reserve of the Irminio River

Those interested in culture get their money’s worth, but so do ‘water bugs’ at the wide sandy beaches between Portopalo, Santa Marina del Focallo and Scoglitti.

Riserva del Fiume Irmino has been named after the river which meets the sea between Marina di Ragusa and Donnalucata. Dune beaches, at which you can also go for a swim in the sea, typical "macchia mediterranea" and rare species of animals make for the charm of the nature reserve.

Kite surfing at Santa Maria del Focallo

Sicily’s largest surf and kite surf center is located at Santa Maria del Focallo.

At Floripa Surf-House, you can rent adequate equipment, but you can also have a kitesurf teacher introduce you to this exciting type of water sport.

Their offer includes not only kite surfing, but also wakeboarding, windsurfing, excursions by rubber boat and paddle boarding.

For more information, inquire either by e-mail to [email protected] or by phone at 0039 392 0806895.

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 Accommodations

Our accommodations at Ispica

Villa Isola dei Porri
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 5 pers.
Distance to the sea100 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities1 km
Distance to the town centre2,5 km
Price range495 - 1.390 Euro
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