Welcome to Ragusa
Listed amongst others as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Ragusa is a beautiful city set amongst two valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. A great place for visitors looking to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and the great food and drink, Ragusa is also an ideal base for those looking to explore this historic island.
Places of interest
The Cathedral at San Giovanni Battista is the main monument at Ragusa Superiore. Styled in a typical Sicilian Baroque fashion, the cathedral is a great place to visit for those with an interest in history and photography. For those with an interest in Archaeology, the Hyblean Archaeological Museum is worth a visit, with displays ranging from prehistoric to Roman times. On the winding street connecting Ragusa Ibla with Ragusa Superiore is the church of Santa Maria delle Scale (Saint Mary of the Steps).
Just short trips from the city are four stunning beaches. The cool, crisp blue waters meet the golden sand and are fantastic for sun worshippers. Marina de Modica is also famous for its windsurfing. Pozzallo beach is some 30km from Ragusa, and is home to Torre Cabrera, a tower built around 1400 to defend Pozzallo from pirate attack.
If you’re looking for romance, visit the Giardini Iblei. Open until late during the summer months, it is a great place to propose, celebrate an anniversary or just to tell someone you love them.
Ragusa Ibla has a great range of restaurants, trattorias, bars, pubs and coffee shops. In the Marina de Ragusa, a famous seaside resort, there are a range of bars, restaurants and nightclubs for party goers and families alike. One of Europe’s largest discos is in Ragusa, so it is ideal for those looking to party into the early hours.
For those looking for something quieter or more intimate, try one of the local restaurants, where the local seafood is excellent. Coupled with local wine and gorgeous desserts, this is truly a fantastic treat for all the family.
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Wrapped in culture and history, as well as gorgeous Sicilian beaches and fantastic restaurants, Ragusa is an ideal base to explore all the sights and sounds Sicily has to offer. If you’re looking for the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration, a holiday to Ragusa will give you a great opportunity to check out this gorgeous island. Book today and a get a great deal to Italy with lastminute.com.