Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.”
Cit. Andrea Camilleri, “The Snack Thief” inspector Montalbano N. 3.
Why choose MaNanna ?
To have the certainty of receiving quality service, a family atmosfere and being pampered by Lida and Giuseppe.
MaNanna B&B is located in the historical center of Marzamemi at only two steps away from the beautiful Regina Margherita Square where you will find the Palace of the Prince of Villa Dorata and its “tonnara” (trap) dated 1752, as well as several shops, bars and restaurants.
Lida and Giuseppe, after thirty years of experience in the hotel industry both abroad and in Italy, he as Chef and she as Hotel Manager, decide to settle down in Marzamemi, Sicily. They decided to takeover the family home located in the village of Marzamemi in the province of Siracusa, where Giuseppe’s grandmother “Antonina” lived. She was the daughter of the last “Raïs” (Captain) of the “tonnara” (trap). The house was his gift to his daughter and her family. The choice of the name ” MaNanna ” in Sicilian means ” My Grandmother “, in honour of Nonna Antonina.
After a complete refurbishment , Lida and Giuseppe decide to open the doors of their home and welcome guests in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. It is open to all of those that wish to experience the real Sicilian hospitality.
Our breakfast was described by our guests has a triumph of flavours and delicacies, accompanied by family porcelain and glassware and lot of passion.
The buffet includes homemade cake or other type of sweet, bread, honey from Etna, homemade jams, natural organic yogurt, seasonal fruit, dried fruit, milk, fruit juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, espresso and cappuccino. We also offer American type breakfast according to our guests’ needs. Be prepared for our surprises…
We can also prepare a special breakfast for guests that are intolerant to gluten or for other special dietary needs. Upon request.
Breakfast will be served in our dining room from 8.00 to 10.00 am. You will find a wonderful breakfast with high quality and seasonal products.
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Our rooms have an elegant style , they each have an en-suite bathroom with shower, bathroom amenities , pillows by “Dorelan, 1 USB socket, Smart TV , Free WiFi, mini refrigerator , Espresso coffee machine , air conditioning and heating , balcony or terrace .
Marzamemi, an ancient fishing village to visit and experience at least once in a lifetime, amid unique and authentic flavors and a breathtaking panorama. The seaside village spreads over the sea of eastern Sicily, between Noto and Pachino. Particularly famous for its 17th-century tuna fishery and small stone houses, it also boasts unspoiled beaches and sea.
Marzamemi is an ideal location to stay and visit the most important cities of art where culture, history and beauty reign such as Noto, Syracuse, Ispica, Modica , Ragusa Ibla and Scicli.
Marzamemi is a popular destination for weddings and special events for national and international companies.
Marzamemi was the film set of several successful films such as Gabriele Salvatores’ “Mediteraneo,” winner of the prestigious “Oscar” award for Best Foreign Film; Giuseppe Tornatore’s “L’Uomo delle Stelle,” and other films such as Klaus Maria Brandauer’s “Mario e il Mago” (Mario und der Zauberer) and also the location of many scenes from TV series such as Andrea Camilleri’s “Il Commissario Montalbano,” The Immatures on Vacation and German-produced The Story of Aenne Burda.
In 2022, Dolce and Gabbana used Marzamemi as the location for the Men’s Haute Couture Fashion Show. La Sicilia Newspaper wrote, “Marzamemi never so beautiful, Dolce and Gabbana’s fashion show enhances the charming seaside village.” : The Dolce and Gabbana haute couture fashion show event in Marzamemi, along the San Francesco pier, ended a few hours ago.
After the women’s fashion show that enchanted Syracuse on Saturday evening, on Sunday it was the turn of the small fishing village, chosen by the two stylists for the fashion show, already the fortunate setting of Gabriele Salvatores’ film, which became the undisputed set for an event that will remain unique and difficult to forget.
The two stylists explain the choice of Syracuse as follows: “The city center, with its millenary history and incomparable beauty, and the most characteristic places in the area such as Fontane Bianche and Marzamemi, still preserve that authentically Sicilian culture, style and traditions that have always fueled our creativity and find new life in the Dolce and Gabbana aesthetic.
Piazza Duomo and the Baroque, Caravaggio, Santa Lucia, the island of Ortigia and its treasures, the Grotta dei Cordari, the Greek Theater and ancient tragedy, the art of pastry making, Marzamemi and the legend of Calafarina, are not just sites to visit and historical notions to read about in books for us. In our imagination, all these names represent infinite universes of inspiration for our Haute Couture, Haute Couture and Haute Jewelry. And thanks to our vision, all these elements will continue to shine in the dream of our sartorial creations and jewelry, becoming the symbol of great beauty.” ”
La Sicilia Editors |
July 11, 2022
Other cultural events such as The “Blue Fish Festival” (last weekend of June), the Patron Saint’s Feast “San Francesco” on the Monday immediately after Ferragosto, the “Marzamemi CineFest” (in mid-September) and the Marzamemi Book Fest in October, are organized by and with the collaboration of the Pro Loco of Marzamemi.
For more information see the website of the Pro Loco of Marzamemi.
VOTO 10 | Booking.com “Structure really nice, located practically 5 minutes walk from the famous square of Marzamemi but at the same time very private and quiet. Very well furnished room in shabby chic style! The managers made us feel immediately at home. Very nice thought for guests to find a little sweet surprise in the room! Very good breakfast with products made directly by the owner and very varied.”
Simone - Italia
We stayed in this wonderful B&B egregiously managed by Lida and Giuseppe who know how to welcome guests with kindness, professionalism, smiles and so much more. The facility is elegant , very clean and with a gourmet breakfast . We highly recommend it !!! Here there is so much love ..thanks again for the beautiful stay ❤️
Stefania Tognin Italia
I stayed 4 days in this charming B&B with my partner, sister and brother-in-law. Lida and Giuseppe welcomed us with extreme kindness in their beautiful home: well-kept and furnished rooms with extreme taste, bright rooms, impeccable cleanliness. Every detail is chosen with love, to enhance the family tradition and give guests maximum comfort. During breakfasts they delighted us with the flavors of Sicily: homemade sweets, delicious jams (not to be missed the orange one), fresh fruit, organic yogurt, fragrant toast and many other delicacies. As a fellow B&B manager I appreciated every detail as well as the genuine friendliness and beautiful smiles of the hosts. Have a great summer and good life Lida and Giuseppe…. With the desire to see each other again!
Federica Gadaldi Italia
Fantastic hosts, breakfast and location, a real top B&B.
Great welcome, Lida and her husband Giuseppe (a former top chef from Switzerland) were amazing hosts. What a breakfast!!! homemade by Giuseppe every day this is an amazing B&B, really first class and value for money in a great location.The service was outstanding, we highly recommend staying here and it was by far the best B&B we stayed at during our 10 day vacation in Sicily. In addition, Marzamemi is still a true hidden gem and I hope it stays that way.
Steven Regno Unito
I wish we could come back. They made our stay an absolute marvel. They are charming and took care of every detail. The breakfast is delicious and you can tell it is prepared with love. The room was impeccable, the towels smell like a fabric softener that makes you feel at home, and the bed is very comfortable. A 10.