• IT | EN

Tonnara Marzamemi

The Tonnara di Marzamemi: a magical place in a sea of ​​light
Site Search
Site Search
Advanced Search
No products found 0 results
Your search results

Get in touch with the Historic House

Tonnara Marzamemi in Pachino

The origins of the historical Tonnara di Marzamemi they get lost in the mists of time, since when Arabi around the year one thousand they implanted what would become the most important Tonnara of Sicily Oriental: its name derives from the Arabic "marsa al hamem"That is, the road of tortors.

The current plant of the village It dates back to the period from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth century and the Palazzo del Principe is the work of the great architect Vermexio. The village is made up of the Prince's Palace, From Camperia (Loggia degli Scieri), from the church of St. Francis of Paola, of the old tuna processing plant and from about fifty fishermen's houses, all around the large Piazza Regina Margherita.

History

The origin of the name "Marzamemi" it is controversial: according to some it would derive from the Arabic words "Marza" (port) e "Memi" (small), while according to the glottologist netino Corrado Avolio the toponym derives from the Arabic "Marsà 'al hamam", namely "Bay of turtledoves", for the abundant pace of these birds in spring.

Simone Sultano, on the other hand, he notes that some people mistakenly derived it from "Marza e memi" namely "louse"because mothers used to say this word by searching for parasites in their children's hair.

Antonino Terranova, finally, in the volume "Pachino Pachynos Pachino stories and legends from Pachino to Capopassero", also cites another thesis, according to which "Memi" it would be referred to Eufemio, the former commander of the Byzantine fleet which, rebellious against Emperor Michael II Balbo, passed to the Arabs and with them began the conquest of the island: "Marza-Memi" therefore it would mean "Port of Eufemio", as well as Marsala mean "Port of Ali" or "Port of Allah".

The current plant of the village It dates back to the period from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth century and the Palazzo del Principe is the work of the great architect Vermexio. The village is made up of the Prince's Palace, From Camperia (Loggia degli Scieri), from the church of St. Francis of Paola, of the old tuna processing plant and from about fifty fishermen's houses, all around the large Piazza Regina Margherita.

The Loggia degli Scieri It is a magnificent single large room already used as a shelter for large tonnara boats (Scieri) that from here they were winged directly in the sea.

The Villadorata Palace is the center of the Tonnara: an elegant construction Baroque on two levels with a magnificent terrace of 250 square meters, facing the Regina Margherita square, with theappaof the Prince on the main floor and the large one panoramic terrace overlooking the sea.

The services of the Tonnara Marzamemi

The Loggia degli Scieri: a magnificent unique great environment (about 750 square meters), is equipped with local service and support, equipped with catering and is an ideal environment to host receptions, gala dinners, meetings, conventions, events, weddings etc.

The Villadorata Palace: It is equipped for extra-luxury hospitality in the Principe apartment on the main floor, with sixteen beds in five bedrooms, five bathrooms, lounge, dining room, and the large panoramic terrace overlooking the sea.

Ground floor: the beautiful tree-lined courtyard is suitable for cocktails and outdoor receptions; always on the ground floor two large suites with access to the courtyard with two / four beds each.

Responsible: Domenico Bonaccorsi of Reburdone

Internet
Pets allowed
Bedrooms: 7
Beds: 16
Events Salons: 1
Set In Outdoors: No
Set In Interior: No
Set In Garden: No
Vehicles accessibility for Events: No
Address: Piazza Regina Margherita, 1
City:
Region:
Postal Code: 96018
Country: Italy

Get in touch with the Historic House

Compare Listings