Ragusa is the province, which is not so famous and popular as Agrigento, Palermo or Syracuse. But “the diamond of Sicily” won’t be able to shine in full strength without this province. There one can find baroque style, sand beaches, olive groves and cultural traditions of the Italian South.
Ragusa is situated in the south-east of Sicily. The capital of the province, Ragusa, is relatively divided into two parts. There is The Upper Town with its noisy rhythm and modern buildings and Ragusa Ibla, which is the historical part of the town. Such names as Ibla Gardens, San Gorgio basilica, St.Mary de La Scale Church are full of Sicilian exotic.
While travelling along the sea coast you may get acquainted with the province. You’ll see Camiso town and its Castle of the 14th century, Vittoria town and its famous beach Scolitti and Modica town which is under the protection of UNESCO as the world heritage. Modica, Ragusa and Scicli town form a unique “baroque region of Val di Noto”.
A small town of Ispica is a special pride of the province. Here the antique architecture steps back before the nature. There is the most impressive place of Ragusa – Cava d’Ispica Canyon – located 15 km from the town. It is famous not only for its wonderful landscape but as the first place for the first Sicilian humans. The ruins of religious buildings and cave burial-places were found in this canyon. The archaeologists consider they belong to the first Christians.
Typical rest in Ragusa is to rent a villa. It is especially popular among big noisy companies or well-to-do men. There is also Ragusa Center of the youth tourism. It is Posallo Port. It offers a big quantity of not expensive dwellings, hostels mainly. There are many fisherman villages at the sea coast of Ragusa. Those who prefer quite rest far from civilization like such villages very much.
Pozzallo is the only town on the coast of Ragusa. It is situated in a picturesque bay not far from the popular Capo Passero resort in the...
Modica is a medieval centre of Sicily, one of the most popular cities in the region of Val di Noto in Ragusa province. UNESCO considers Modica...