Tourism

The Province of Ragusa

The Province of Ragusa strikes one on account of its connotations of antiquity and the peculiarity of places in it. And one is amazed by…

The Emphytheusis

In the middle of the fifteenth century Earl Cabrera had the happy idea of giving plateau lands in emphyteusis to his subjects so that they…

Acate

Situated in the western part of Ragusa province, Acate stands on a slight hill around the Castle of the Princes of Biscari, at the centre…

Chiaramonte Gulfi

Chiaramonte Gulfi stands in a panoramic position, from which one’s gaze is projected towards the valley of the Ippari. Near the present-day town there was…

Comiso

The origins of Comiso date back to the Siculo - Greek era. A commonly accepted hypothesis is that the town, at that time Yhomisus Kasmenarum,…

Giarratana

Giarratana is not far from the site of the ancient Cerretanum, destroyed by the 1693 earthquake. There are very ancient traces of the little town,…

Ispica

Present-day Ispica stands on the plateau adjacent to the famous Ispica gully, where the ancient town was located and prospered until the 1693 earthquake. Until…

Modica

Its origins are ancient, and Modica was inhabited by the Siculi and then by the Greeks and later subjugated by the Romans. It is mentioned…

Monterosso Almo

Placed on a hill whose sinuous contours it follows, Monterosso Almo is the northernmost place in Ragusa province. It has an essentially agricultural economy and…

Pozzallo

A very old maritime village, already largely used by the Arabs, as is documented by the geographer Al Idris, Pozzallo developed around the Caricatore, which…

Ragusa

A town with very ancient origins, Ragusa is situated at a height varying from 500 metres above sea level of the original nucleus, to 600…

Santa Croce Camerina

Santa Croce Camerina is the medieval heir of the Greek Kamarina, founded by the Syracusans in 598 B.C., as an outpost of their expansionistic policy,…

Scicli

Rich in history, art and traditions, the town dates back to the Siculi, from whom it almost certainly took its name, but it preserves vestiges…

Vittoria

The varied provenance of the settlers and the need to found a place from scratch perhaps explain the enterprising spirit of the people of Vittoria,…

 

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