MARINA DI RAGUSA
Administratively belonging to Ragusa, Marina di Ragusa is the most renowned and the best equipped of the province’s summer resorts. Endowed with services and plenty of accomodation and entertainment facilities, it is crowded in the summer months and densely populated all the year round, hence regarded as a town in its own right. Marina di Ragusa grew on the former Mazzarelli – its name until 1928 – and boasts important outputs of asphalt-stone, that is exported to all Italy, and carob, from which alcohol is obtained. The new centre developed around an old tower, built, as the one in Pozzallo, by the Cabreras, counts of Modica, to guard against attacks from the sea. Tourism and agriculture, notably the hothouse cultivation, are the major resouces of Marina di Ragusa. Small and medium size commercial businesses have also grown in the last years.