The lovely seaside town Punta Secca has seen a growth of its reputation lately thanks to the Italian drama of Commissario Montalbano, Andrea Camilleri’s literary work has the town as the setting for several scenes in the film version.
There are quite a few tourists who visit out of curiosity to see the beautiful houses on the beach, lapped by the waves during the winter; in summer, however, it’s the scene of a beautiful placid landscape, with the sailors’ small boats used to light the shore of the night sea.
Ayn el keseb during the Arab domination, Punta Secca is commonly called a’Sicca, ‘the dry’, due to the presence of anomalous rocks off the coast that in the past often caused shipwrecks. Precisely for this reason, a lighthouse 34 meters high was constructed there in 1853, which is still considered the most important of the entire coast of Ragusa.
The beaches are free and easily accessible, great for both young people and families.
The evenings of Punta Secca are serene and perfect for enjoying a dinner of fish and then taking a romantic walk along the seafront, recently renovated in an elegant white stone.