Punta Secca

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Punta Secca
View of the little harbour
View of the little harbour
Punta Secca is located in Italy
Punta Secca
Punta Secca
Location of Punta Secca in Italy
Coordinates: 36°47′16″N 14°29′34″E / 36.78778°N 14.49278°E / 36.78778; 14.49278Coordinates: 36°47′16″N 14°29′34″E / 36.78778°N 14.49278°E / 36.78778; 14.49278
Country  Italy
Region  Sicily
Province Ragusa (RG)
Comune Santa Croce Camerina
Elevation15 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 226
Demonym(s) Puntaseccani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 97017
Dialing code (+39) 0932

Punta Secca (Sicilian: Punta Sicca), locally nicknamed ’A Sicca, is a small southern Italian fishing village and hamlet (frazione) of Santa Croce Camerina, a municipality in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily. In 2011 it had a population of 226.[1]


The village, anciently settled, was named ʿAyn al-Qasab during the Arab domination of Sicily.


Punta Secca lies on the Mediterranean Coast, between Punta Braccetto, Kaukana and Casuzze, and next to Marina di Ragusa.[2] It is 5 km from Santa Croce Camerina, 16 from Scoglitti, 18 from Donnalucata, 27 from Scicli, 32 from Modica, 23 from Vittoria and Comiso, and 27 from Ragusa.

Main sights[edit]

The village has a lighthouse, a small port and an old watchtower, the Torre Scalambri. The tower dates from the 16th century and is next to the harbour.

In popular culture[edit]

The town has gained renown as the fictional "Marinella" in the RAI television series Inspector Montalbano, adapted from Andrea Camilleri's "Inspector Montalbano" books. Many scenes with Montalbano's fictional home are set in a house that backs on to the beach from where he swims each day.


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