Pozzallo

In Sicilian "Puzzaddu", from the name of an ancient and imposing well of water in the area, the city of Pozzallo is today an important fishing and commercial center located on the southern coast of Sicily. The city is one of the main sea ports of the province of Ragusa and is known in Sicily and the rest of Italy for the many beaches of fine sand (such as the one right on the seafront) and for the popular seaside resorts. Also noteworthy are the historic monuments preserved in the city, such as the Tower of the Count of Modica (Torre Cabrera), a rectangular building dating back to the '300 and the Monument to the Fallen 1929. Numerous famous men "pozzalesi": as the lawyer and politician Giorgio La Pira, the "Holy Mayor", who was born in Pozzallo in 1904. The city of Pozzallo is about 33 km from Ragusa, 120 km from Catania and over 250 from Palermo.

How to reach Pozzallo

By plane

The municipality of Bagheria is about 50 km from the "Falcone e Borsellino" airport of Palermo-Punta Raisi. From Palermo airport to Bagheria, by car, you can reach Bagheria by booking a transfer service that will pick you up at the arrivals and leave you at the address you want, on our portal you will find the best drivers in the area. By bus, from Palermo airport there are no direct connections with the city of Bagheria. For these reasons, the fastest and most comfortable route remains the rental service with driver (NCC) or Taxi. Alternatively, from the airport you must first reach the central bus station (Piazza Balsamo) and then continue to Bagheria by train or bus. To reach the central station from the airport in Palermo an alternative to the transfer with driver is the shuttle service of the company Prestia e Commandè from the exit of the arrivals terminal.

By car

The municipality of Pozzallo is about 110 km from the international airport of Catania Fontanarossa and about 70 km from the small port of Comiso. Both airports can be easily reached by bus, taxi or car rental with driver (NCC) on our website Bravodriver.com . Airport "Degli Iblei" (Comiso) - Pozzallo: from the exit of the terminal "arrivals" of the airport of Comiso are scheduled transfers by shuttle bus in the square in front of the airport offered by private transport companies. Daily trips are also scheduled from the central station of Ragusa, connected directly to the airport of Comiso, which lead directly to Pozzallo through the company Ast Trasporti.

By ship or ferry

To reach the city of Pozzallo by ship or hydrofoil from the main Italian ports it is advisable to disembark in Catania, connected with daily routes with the ports of Naples, Livorno, Cagliari and Genoa. The port of Pozzallo offers catamaran connections to the port of Palermo and Malta. Also possible to dock in the nearby port of Augusta with smaller boats.

By bus

From the central bus station of Catania, Siracusa and Ragusa are scheduled connections to the central station of Pozzallo offered by the companies Sicilian Transport Company < / a> and Interbus . For info and reservations it is advisable to visit the website of the companies that perform the service.

By train

From Catania central train station (piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII), the Catania-Syracuse route (which then continues to the city of Ragusa) is served by Trenitalia . Reached Ragusa, it is necessary to take the connection with Pozzallo. To find timetables, seasonal promotions and daily trips it is advisable to visit the site of the rail transport service.

​​= "Torre Cabrera": the symbol of Pozzallo

Monument symbol of the city of Pozzallo, the Torre Cabrera was built by the will of the Aragonese and was one of the main sighting points to intercept the pirate sailing ships that infested the stretch of coast in front of the city of Pozzallo. An imposing and well-defined construction, the Tower has housed an impressive artillery of cannons inside, which by protecting the settlement allowed the construction of the first inhabited center, which was mainly composed of soldiers and fishermen. The Torre Cabrera stood right in front of the Caricatore di Pozzallo, or a fifteenth-century warehouse complex placed at the edge of the coast that guaranteed an important protection of the area, which allowed the flourishing of trade ensuring safe loading and unloading of goods from ships.

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