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distances between ragusa and marina di ragusa

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distances between ragusa and marina di ragusa

I am about to book a hotel in ragusa in the beginning of august. I wanted to get an understanding of driving distances. If i stay in ragusa ibia....how far to drive to marina di ragusa (in minutes driving)? also how far by car from ragusa ibia to modica? and finally how far to drive siracuse? this will help me determine where to stay...

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21. Re: distances between ragusa and marina di ragusa

Prego poose1,

Avoid the train from Sicily to Campania, especially in August when air-conditioning may not be working on trains.

Train Rome to Palermo:


Modica and Ragusa are “real” Sicily and offer opportunities for experiencing genuine Sicilian life. Summer is very hot, so August isn’t the best month for touring and exploring. Italians holiday in August and flee cities for the resorts at the coast, lakes, and mountains, so resort areas are crowded, and cities are less crowded.

Yes, you could begin in Taormina, take excursions, spend a few days on the Aeolians, and head to Calabria, or you could skip Calabria and ferry onward to Campania from the Aeolians.

There are excursions that run between the Aeolians and Tropea as well, so possibly see Tropea first, then the Aeolians, and ferry to Naples from the Aeolians thus avoiding the train.

Hydrofoils can be bumpy, but seas are generally calm in August.

Aeolian beaches are crowded in August, so beaches reached by boat would be less crowded, or swim from boats.


Vulcano attracts nature lovers who trek the volcanoes, boat around the grottoes, and enjoy the Laghetti di Fanghi. Vulcano also has a reputation as a party island for Italians. If you have any sensitivity to the smell of sulphur, Vulcano may not be for you, however Vulcano has some nice black sand beaches.

Stromboli attracts trekkers and nature lovers.

Panarea is marketed as the chic, jet-set, exclusive, and trendy island of the Aeolians, but it doesn’t even offer a 5* hotel.


Salina is a beautifully romantic island, but not known for beaches, even if the coast is stunning. Salina is romantic and the greenest of the islands, just a lovely island with some outstanding accommodations.

Cefalù doesn’t logistically fit your route, so it’s probably not worth the detour for a day trip.

It’s not difficult to reach the coast from Ragusa, Modica, or Scicli.

Note that Scicli lies in a valley overlooked by hills, and Scicli is hotter and more humid than Modica.

Hotel de Mohac Modica - any first hand knowledge?


Ragusa Ibla...our favorite baroque town...:



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