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Val Di Noto

The birth of Sampieri, an area close to the sea with houses – warehouses – streets in hard stone typical of the place, is mentioned in ancient texts (6th century BC) as “Apolline” deriving from the temple of Apollo which stood on tip “Pizziddu ”; while Arabs geographers mentioned it with the name of “Marsa Siklah” (Port of Scicli) where all the woods (boats) from Africa and the Orient arrived until the XIII century and before the silting up.

Distances from nearby towns:

  • 12km from Scicli;
  • 22km from Modica;
  • 40km from Ragusa;
  • 12km from Pozzallo.

The birth of Sampieri, an area close to the sea with houses – warehouses – streets in hard stone typical of the place, is mentioned in ancient texts (6th century BC) as “Apolline” deriving from the temple of Apollo which stood on tip “Pizziddu ”; while Arabs geographers mentioned it with the name of “Marsa Siklah” (Port of Scicli) where all the woods (boats) from Africa and the Orient arrived until the XIII century and before the silting up.

Distances from nearby towns:

  • 12km from Scicli;
  • 22km from Modica;
  • 40km from Ragusa;
  • 12km from Pozzallo.

Sampieri is divided in two urban agglomerations by the road Donnalucata – Pozzallo, with different characteristics. It occupies a position of control over the sea coast formed by:

a beautiful beach of about 3 km, with Punta Pisciotto

a jagged area where we remember “u puzzu ‘ra ‘za Vanna” in the “Pizziddu” district;

a beach of about m. 700 closed by the coast “Costa ‘ri Carro” or Contrada Corvo.

The area is the backdrop to the famous TV series “Il Commissario Montalbano”