Some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy are located right in the southernmost part of the Peninsula. Or so-called “Terre dei due Mari” in the province of Ragusa and Siracusa, overlooking the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. A trip to the discovery these naturalistic paradises can start from the north-east of Avola, along the SS 115 from Avola to Cassibile; From here we reach Contrada Gallina, from which the beach takes its name, a large expanse made of white pebbles and crystalline sea: 500 meters of sandy coast characterized by a cordon of dunes protected by white rocks on the sea.
Passing on the seafront of Avola, you arrive at Pantanello beach, also called “Ferro di Cavallo” for its particular arched shape, so a forced stop is in the beach of Mare Vecchio, near the village of Marina di Avola. From Avola to Noto, the northernmost beach of the area is Lido di Noto, with a fine and amber sandy beach and crystalline water. Walking along the provincial road to the south, you arrive at the Vendicari Fauna Oasis: here you can visit Calamosche beach, defined in 2005 by the Blue Guide of Legambiente “the most beautiful beach in Italy”.
However, coming down to the last flap of Europe, the southernmost beach of Sicily and Italy, is the one that joins through a flap of land at the Isle of the Currents, in the commune of Portopalo of Capo Passero. In the Pachino Territory must visit the beach of Carratois: an amazing, limpid and quite sea flap, protected to the left by “Isola delle Correnti” and to the right by “Punta delle Formiche”. From the west to the territory of Ragusa, there is a very long ivory-colored beach: Santa Maria del Focallo, in the town of Ispica. A few miles further northwest there is Pozzallo: under one of the oldest forts in the whole area, Torre Cabrera, stands one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, “Pietre Nere’s beach”. Just a few hundred meters west of this one there is another incredible beach, the Raganzino beach, accessible directly from the road that leads from the city to the harbor areas.
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