bianco e bluLocal Sicilian cities

Near the sea, in the Province of Ragusa, you can find the UNESCO World Heritage Cities: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli and Ispica, which with their noble palaces and their churches represent an inestimable historical and artistic heritage, considered by all as the most beautiful baroque in Europe.
 
Outside the Province of Ragusa, as little as a 1 - 2 hour drive away, are other centres of great historical and artistic interest including Noto, Piazza Armerina, Syracuse, Agrigento and Catania; in addition to the baroque you can also admire Greek, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance architecture.
 

Marina di Ragusa

Marina di Ragusa

Marina di Ragusa has about four thousand residents and is the jewel in the crown of the Municipality of Ragusa. For centuries the original name was Mazzarelli, ...

Donnafugata Castle

Donnafugata Castle

About ten kilometres outside Marina di Ragusa you will discover Donnafugata castle, a municipal property since 1982. Originally it belonged to the Arezzo family...

Scicli

Scicli

Scicli is about sixteen kilometres from Marina di Ragusa, an ancient Sicilian city that flourished during the Arab period and the Middle Ages, but was destroyed...

Ragusa Ibla

Ragusa Ibla

Close to Marina di Ragusa is the provincial capital, Ragusa. The ancient nucleus, Ragusa Ibla was also destroyed by the earthquake of 1693, and reconstructed on...

Modica

Modica

About seven kilometres from Scicli is Modica, one of the most picturesque cities in Sicily. Like Scicli, it also dates back to the Sicilian period. In the Middl...

Ispica

Ispica

On the way to Noto, bordering the province of Syracuse, is Ispica. This is another town completely destroyed by the earthquake and rebuilt in the immediate vici...

Noto

Noto

In the province of Syracuse, but an easy journey from Marina di Ragusa, Noto is totally rebuilt in a different site from the original. The heart of the city is ...

Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina

Finally, to complete your tour of the Sicilian baroque, you should visit Piazza Armerina, among the most important centres in Sicily. The centre is dominated by...

Siracusa

Siracusa

A short distance from Noto and about ninety kilometres from Marina di Ragusa we find Syracuse. The city was one of the largest and most powerful metropolises of...

Agrigento

Agrigento

Agrigento, famous for the ruins of the Temples, is fundamental stop on a trip to Sicily and can be easily visited from Marina di Ragusa. It is a city like no ot...

Catania

Catania

Catania, the town of Etna, is about one hundred and twenty kilometres from Marina di Ragusa. It was also razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1693 and its r...