Top 10 Things to do in Ispica, Italy

July 14, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Ispica (Sicilian: Spaccafurnu, Latin: Hyspicae Fundus) is a city and comune in the south of Sicily, Italy. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Ragusa, 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Syracuse, and 90 kilometres (56 mi) away from La Valletta, on the coast of Malta. The first mention in a document of Ispica occurred in 1093, in a list of churches and ecclesiastic departments for administrative purposes, but the territory has been colonized since the Bronze Age.
Restaurants in Ispica

1. Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo

Frazione Santa Maria del Focallo | Santa Maria del Focallo, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 185 0337
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo

Reviewed By Edo S - Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is a beautifully clean beach. We enjoy peace and quiet and here that is exactly what we get. Very few tourists, if any arrive here. Mainly local people from Ispica populate the beach during August which suits us just fine. From a very selfish viewpoint I'd really prefer tourists to stay away but I'm not a selfish person so I would really love to share this enchanting place with everyone. Ispica itself is not far away and there are plenty of bars with lots of really great ice cream. The sun is hot and the water is warm. The sand is fine and clean. We usually take a picnic but there are plenty of restaurants.
It is really a beach and a town that you shouldn't miss if you are coming to Sicily.

2. Spiaggia di Punta Cirica

Santa Maria del Focallo, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
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1%
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Spiaggia di Punta Cirica

Reviewed By jcrossBdV - Didcot, United Kingdom

There are three pools sheltered from the main body of the sea. The floor is fine sand and the water is swallow nearly everywhere. There are caves, some you can go through to move from one pool to the next some a cul-de-sac. There are lots of fish, tiny and not so tiny... lots of snorkelling opportunities. It is generally not too crowded, even on August weekends... maybe because it is not that easy to get to. There are two ways: parking on the East side and a walk on the cliffs or parking West side, going via the "plain" Ciriga beach and walk in the water to the cliff. Depending on the tide there is one or two easy access points: the first to the middle pool via steps, the second (tide dependent) to the beach on the West pool.

3. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

vicino Piazza Regina Margherita | Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Reviewed By jcrossBdV - Didcot, United Kingdom

The church and the piazza it sits one are a stunning example of Sicilian Baroque. We got to this town by accident, I was not expecting anything like this - Ispica is at least as good as Noto and without the crowds. VISIT

4. Loggiato del Sinatra

Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Ispica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
58%
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40%
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Loggiato del Sinatra

Reviewed By Lionel L - Sliema, Malta

Although I thought the Loggiato del Sinatra square was larger it was still interesting to visit. Located in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore the nearby church is also an attraction.

5. Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza Annunziata, Ispica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 951912
Excellent
59%
Good
41%
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata

Reviewed By jcrossBdV - Didcot, United Kingdom

It was open late in the evening. It was very quiet but lively at the same time (a group of people was planning something).
The ceilings are amazing.
I have learnt more about the 1693 earthquake and the local response in this church that anywhere else. There is a commemorative plaque explaining when the church re-built started, why, where... a lovely snap-shop of local history and an example of resilience.

6. Faraglioni di Ciriga

Canale di Malta, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
80%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Faraglioni di Ciriga

Reviewed By Tonino G

Well preserved due to accessibility by the Sea only.
The water is not so deep and could be reached by walking in the water along the coast .
The scenario is absolutely fantastic.
Caves and rocks and colors melts all and mixes with clear water with the sun and the beautiful sand.

7. La Chiesa Madre

Piazza Regina Margherita, Ispica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 950531
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
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4 based on 23 reviews

La Chiesa Madre

Reviewed By SimplyFred - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

This isn't splendid church with an imposing position. It is the focus of the evening Passagiata she everyone is out. Such a lovely place.

8. Villa Anna

Contrada Graffetta, Ispica, Sicily, Italy +39 366 317 9578
Excellent
91%
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9%
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5 based on 11 reviews

Villa Anna

Reviewed By Canoniano

Siamo stati ospiti per un matrimonio..e l impatto con la villa è stato bellissimo....Elegante signorile..storica...esterni meravigliosi...La sapiente cura di un catering di assoluto livello come La Torre ha poi fatto il resto..Per me eccellente in tutto

9. Palazzo Bruno di Belmonte

Corso Umberto Primo 45, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 701430
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Palazzo Bruno di Belmonte

Reviewed By Dorian C - Milan, Italy

Bellissimo palazzo all'angolo della bella piazza Regina Margherita e Corso Umberto, unica opera liberty della provincia di Ragusa, realizzato dal famoso architetto Ernesto Basile. Da ammirare i decori e l'imponenza della struttura. Da vedere !!

10. Chiesa ed ex Convento del Carmine

Piazza L. Statella, 6, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 951585
Excellent
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5 based on 6 reviews

Chiesa ed ex Convento del Carmine

Reviewed By Ilaria C

Il santuario è molto bello,luminoso, il color oro dà quella maestosità ed eleganza che la caratterizza. È una chiesa semplice ma allo stesso tempo meravigliosa.

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