Portopalo di Capo Passero is located in the southern tip of Sicily, even if it is not the southernmost point of the island. It is a small fraction of the municipality of Pachino, together with Marzamemi . Here there are no monuments of particular pride, the beauty is given above all by the sea and by the panorama that one has on the island of Capo Passero.

1. The panorama

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The view of the sea and the island of Capo Passero are probably the most beautiful thing in the country. If you are in the area you should definitely visit the town and stop at least 10 minutes to admire the view of the islet. The best places to do this are two, from above and from the coast. From above near the restaurant U Saracenu (Among other things, an excellent restaurant) and from the coast in the town square “ Square of the two seas “. Nearby there is another restaurant the” Zibibbo-tarvenetta “overlooking the sea with good food and a magnificent view.

2. The beaches and the sea of Portopalo

There are 2 beaches, the Scalo Mandrie beach, characterized by pebbles and rocks and the beach of the 2 seas, more sandy, so called because here the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea meet. Both are located right in front of the beautiful island of Capo Passero, which frames them and are within walking distance of each other. The beaches are small and unfortunately there may be algae which make the water cloudy. In their absence, the sea takes on a really nice clear and transparent color. The municipality should also take better care of the cleaning of the place, which often leaves something to be desired.

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Beach of the 2 Seas
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Beach of the 2 seas – trolvag , CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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Scalo Mandrie beach trolvag , CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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Absolutely not to be missed is the granita of the street vendor with the motovespa, which is stationed just behind the beach.

3. Island of Capo Passero

The island of Capo Passero is also very nice, which you can reach with a pedal boat by renting it from the beach of the two seas, or if you are also informed by swimming. Here you will find unspoiled nature and the ruins of the ancient 12th century tonnara and an ancient fort from 1583.

What and where to eat in Portopalo

The absolute product of excellence is definitely the Pachino tomato and you will find it in many dishes. Another typical dish of this area is fried fish.

Portopalo is located in the province of Syracuse. Here you find the typical dishes of Syracuse and its surroundings and here instead i typical Sicilian dishes and products in general.

A recommended restaurant is the U Saracenu restaurant, sea view, very nice waiters and fantastic food.

U Saracenu restaurant
My girlfriend and I at the U Saracenu restaurant – Portopalo

Excursions and trips to Portopalo and surroundings

If you want to rely on an expert guide, here you will find a list with possible excursions to Portopalo and surroundings , starting from 20 Euros per person. Tours on foot, by bike, by boat, tastings and much more are offered. You can also read the reviews of other travelers, so as not to be disappointed.

Flight, hotel and car booking

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