The latter is a treasure box made of stone, an amazing mixture of Medieval and Baroque “grandeur”, bursting with charm, soft colours and Baroque curlicues, exuding a slightly fuddy-duddy romantic atmosphere.
The popular Italian detective series “Inspector Montalbano” was filmed throughout the province of Ragusa including Punta Secca, Donnalucata, the castle of Donnafugata, Scicli and Sampieri. In Ragusa Ibla, Salvo Montalbano-fans will recognize the Cathedral of San Giorgio and the piazza. In fact the whole town seems to be a movie set.
There is so much to see in Ragusa Ibla that you could simply wander around and stumble at will upon town mansions, quiet gardens, pleasant squares, good cafés, excellent restaurants and Baroque churches. There are some sights you absolutely must tick off.
When you are in the area of Ragusa you should make a detour for the Castle of Donnafugata, which dates back to the 17th century. It is the giant palace of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel “The Leopard”, boasting 122 rooms!
Here it is also possible to celebrate civil wedding with a fantastic and unique atmosphere.
As we stroll through the streets of Ragusa, Modica, Sicli and Ispica, observe the prestigious architecture and feel the golden warmth of the sun; blessed is the man who can enjoy this rare emotional experience.
The province of Ragusa offers long and long beaches….