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Tonnara of Marzamemi
Tonnara of Marzamemi
Marzamemi is located in Italy
Location of Marzamemi in Italy
Coordinates: 36°44′15.4″N 15°6′57.37″E / 36.737611°N 15.1159361°E / 36.737611; 15.1159361Coordinates: 36°44′15.4″N 15°6′57.37″E / 36.737611°N 15.1159361°E / 36.737611; 15.1159361
Country Italy
Region Sicily
ProvinceSyracuse (SR)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
 • Total367
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code(+39) 0931

Marzamemi is a southern Italian hamlet of Pachino, a municipality part of the Province of Syracuse, Sicily.

Marzamemi is located by the Ionian Sea coast of the island of Sicily and is 3.97 kilometres (2.47 mi) from Pachino.[1] It has a population of 367.[1]

In 1959, a Byzantine merchant ship was found near Marzamemi. The vessel, which might date back to the 6th century during the reign of Justinian I, contained decorative elements of a church’s nave.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Village of Marzamemi". Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ Ben Zion, Ilan (September–October 2018). "A wreck off the Sicilian coast offers a rare look into the world of Byzantine commerce". Archaeology.CS1 maint: date format (link)


  • Sorbello, Salvatore (2010). La pesca del tonno nel capolinea del sud. Le tonnare di Vendicari, Marezamemi e Portopalo di Capo Passero (in Italian). Emanuele Romeo Editore. ISBN 9788874280933.

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