Located in the southeastern part of Sicily, Ragusa represents the courage of rebirth. After the Earthquake of Val di Noto in 1693, the city stood up with its head held high and began reconstruction. The city rebuilt gave birth to two districts that today dominate the city orRagusa Superiore located on the plateau and Ragusa Ibla built from the ruins of the ancient city.
Immersed in rich natural heritage of the Iblei Mountains, the city is featured with Baroque architecture dominating the city with its many decorative elements on vaults, columns, capitals and facades. Its historical and artistic importance was considered as part of the UNESCO heritage in 2002.
Local places of interest are represented by the whole city showing in all its sides a baroque beauty of all respect starting from Ragusa Ibla or the historical center of the city, dominated by the Cathedral of San Giorgio. Particular charm may be discovered in Ibleo Garden with unique terrace overlooking the beautiful valley that surrounds the historic center.
Maze of steps, streets, buildings and houses make the city unique to discover, representing also best vantage point based on the season and the play of light recreated between palaces and houses. Do not miss famous panorama from the Church of Santa Maria delle Scale located between two districts of Ragusa.
All lovers of art and history will definitely appreciate Ibleo Archaeological Museum with artifacts dating back to the Neolithic and Late Antiquities.
Ragusa obviously attracts tourists from all over the world for the sea and its iconic coast. Marina di Ragusa remains the most popular seaside resort of southeastern Sicily, famous for its golden and fine sand as well as its shallow waters ideal for bathing.
The City of Bridges, Ragusa offers an ideal place for a holiday combining the sea, warm Mediterranean sun and Italian beauty.