Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Minutes from Ragusa's famous beaches
Traditional Sicilian features
Only when you book with Chic
Bottle of selected Sicilian wine
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
La Moresca Maison de Charme is a small boutique hotel with 15 rooms in the centre of Marina di Ragusa, Sicily. This relaxed Chic Retreat is minutes from the sea and Ragusa's famous beaches and 20 minutes from the UNESCO recognised Ragusa, Modica and Scicli.
The house is a good example of the Sicilian art nouveau of the early 1900s. Guido Schembari, the most recent heir to this stunning building, has thoughtfully restored it, creating something new while maintaining the history and charm of the original building. The original coloured cement and granolithic flagstones were found during the restoration and re-used in a new pattern of parallel lines linking the traditions of the house with a new design & modern ambience.
Wherever possible, eco-friendly solutions have been applied such as solar-powered water heating and low energy lighting - La Moresca has been appointed as an official Eco Hotel for its efforts.
La Moresca Maison de Charme serves a traditional Italian buffet breakfast with sweet and savoury options including cereals, fruit and local cheeses, all served in the cafeteria.
This charming luxury hotel in Sicily works on a bed and breakfast basis as there is so much to choose from for dining out in the area. Food lovers will be spoilt by the regional products, from the celebrated chocolate of Modica to Caciocavallo Ragusano cheese and the Monti Iblei olive oil.
La Moresca has just 15 en-suite rooms, each decorated in a minimal style using a mix of traditional antique beds, original furniture and contemporary design pieces. Rooms use a simple palette of white and olive green where flashes of colour stand out against the crisp white Italian cotton sheets. All have an elegant, calm ambience. The rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, soundproofing, Satellite TVs, radios, mini-bars and WiFi. The en-suite bathrooms have showers and luxury bath products, and towels and slippers are provided. Suitable for children over 12 years.
Restored antiques sit alongside contemporary pieces by Castiglioni, Artemide and Eames while local artists, photographer Giuseppe Leone and painter Giovanni Lissandrello, adorn the walls.
Ragusa is a Sicilian province rich in nature, archaeology and architecture. You'll find elements of Greek, Roman, Siculi and Byzantine archaeology as well as baroque and neo-classical art and architecture.
For a real Baroque treat, visit the UNESCO designated "Baroque triangle" of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli. Visit the cheese and olive oil producers or take a wine-tasting trip and sample Cerasuolo di Vittoria, a D.O.C.G. wine from Piana di Vittoria and a prized Iblean product. Of course, you may wish to simply head down to Ragusa's beautiful sandy beaches, just minutes from this Chic Retreat.
Places of Interest
Via del Mare 3 minutes walk
Marina di Ragusa Beach 5 minutes walk
Castle of Donnafugata 6.7 miles
Vincenzo Magliocco 32 minute drive