11 days in Province of Ragusa Itinerary

11 days in Province of Ragusa Itinerary

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Ragusa

— 10 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ragusa: Punta Secca (Faro di Punta Secca & Borgata a Mare), Scicli (Parco di Costa di Carro - Spaccazza, Gli Aromi Sicily, &more) and La Casa di Montalbano (in Santa Croce Camerina). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Giorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Iblei.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ragusa trip planner.

Catania to Ragusa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. January in Ragusa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Province of Ragusa travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Beaches
Ragusa is a city and comune in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Ragusa, on the island of Sicily, with 73,288 inhabitants in 2016. It is built on a wide limestone hill between two deep valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.HistoryThe origins of Ragusa can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, when there were several Sicel settlements in the area. The current district of Ragusa Ibla has been identified as Hybla Heraea.The ancient city, located on a, 300m high hill, came into contact with nearby Greek colonies, and grew thanks to the nearby port of Camerina. Following a short period of Carthaginian rule, it fell into the hands of the ancient Romans and the Byzantines, who fortified the city and built a large castle. Ragusa was occupied by the Arabs in 848 AD, remaining under their rule until the 11th century, when the Normans conquered it. Selected as County seat, its first Count was Geoffrey, son of Count Ruggero of Sicily.

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