Marzamemi is a fishing village in the Siracusa’s southern coast, nestling atop a small promontory few metres asl. In the second half of the 19th century a harbor was built near the already existing tuna-fishery and the 1600’s villa of the Princes of Villadorata.

The area is endowed with spots of either naturalistic and historical interest, such as the Pantano Morghella, that is allegedly the site of the ancient city of Ichana going back to the 6th century BC.