Relais Torre Marabino is situated in the same-named district, Contrada Marabino, an area between the towns of Ispica and Pozzallo in the fertile countryside of the Ragusa province. But the clear sea that washes the shores of Pozzallo, Marzamemi and Santa Maria del Focallo is not far, only 15 minutes away from Relais Torre Marabino, whose location is also ideal to visit the marvellous cities of Ragusa Ibla and Syracuse, true jewels of South East Sicily, while the Baroque beauty of Noto and Modica are only half an hour drive’s away, as is Cava d’Ispica, one of the grand canyons of Sicily.
Relais Torre Marabino is a charming holiday farmhouse that opened its doors to its first guests in 2007. It occupies an ancient Saracen tower that rises amidst hundred-year-old olive trees and orchards and therefore enjoys splendid views of the surrounding fields and of the sea. Its elevated position, in fact, allows long vistas into the whole of Ispica’s territory, as it would have when it was a sighting tower built to protect the wheat route of Sicily. Later on it was acquired by a local aristocratic family and turned into a country retreat; today, after a careful restoration that has maintained intact its characteristics, and thanks to the employment of natural materials such as stone, wood and iron, and the painstaking care devoted to its details and furnishings, Relais Torre Marabino is a comfortable, elegant house. Around it runs a luxuriant garden that accommodates a large patio where a delicious and varied breakfast is served, a play area for the little guests and a pool with jets. In summer a delicious light lunch is also offered on request in the garden, whereas La Moresca Restaurant is always ready to serve excellent local dishes, prepared with fresh organic products of the farm or produced in the nearby countryside, which represent the best of the culinary tradition of Sicily, but with a touch of creativity which belongs entirely to the chef.
Relais Torre Marabino has seven spacious rooms, all provided with satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, refrigerated mini bar and internet connection. Their furniture is in the traditional country style typical of the surrounding area, with accessories crafted by local artisans. The rooms bear original names inspired by the many wines produced from the grapes grown on the farm and stored in the cellar of Relais Torre Marabino.