What to visit in Ragusa?
Cradle of Baroque architecture in Sicily, Ragusa welcomes us in a sweet, charming and gentle way! Divided into two parts, Ragusa Nuova and Ragusa Ibla, the city is full of stories and historical monuments. It is worth the visit! Let’s go to our post of the day, What to visit in Ragusa? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Well, to start, let’s talk about the ‘division’ of the city. Ragusa is divided into two parts: Ragusa Nuova and Ragusa Ibla, and the tourist part of the city is all concentrated in the second part. I always say that to visit Ragusa, the ideal is to get carried away! The city is full of details and following a map, a pre-defined itinerary, can end up making you lose a good part of these little jewels scattered around. It is also necessary to have breath for long walks: the city is surrounded by stairs, uphill and downhill, but one thing I guarantee you: it is worth it! Read also What are the 10 must-see cities in Sicily?
1) What to visit in Ragusa? VISIT THE CHURCH S. MARIA DELLE SCALE AND THE DUOMO
Shall we start our tour of Ragusa Ibla? Well, after a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Scale (“St Mary of the Stairs”), go down its steps and continue the tour through the beautiful streets of the city. Head to the Cathedral of Saint George, one of the most famous (and beautiful!) in the city. The dome of the Cathedral, which is the Duomo of Ragusa, is visible from almost the entire city and was built in 1738. Next to the Cathedral is the staircase that leads to one of the highest points in the city.
2) What to visit in Ragusa? VISIT GELATI DI VINI AND THE WINE BAR
At first sight, the climb can be discouraging, but once at the top, you will see that it was worth it! In the same square where the Cathedral is located is Gelati Di Vini, famous for offering, so to speak, peculiar flavors, such as olive oil gelato, chocolate with pepper and red wine! Delicious! There may be a short line, but wait! You will not regret it! A wine bar also works there, very charming! Still at Duomo Square, you can see the little train that runs through Ragusa, full of sympathy! Continuing the tour, follow the signs that will take you to the Portal di San Giorgio, near the Ibleo Gardens.
3) What to visit in Ragusa? VISIT THE GARDENS AND THE MUSEUM
In the Portal, a beautiful image of St George is at the top of the arch. Be sure to visit Ibleo Gardens: it is a postcard of the city and its residents are proud of it! There is also the Archaeological Museum of Ibleo, which gathers several pieces of the city and tells its story.
4) What to visit in Ragusa? TASTE THE CHEESES
Taste the region’s famous cheeses: Pecorino and Caciocavallo. You can’t tell which one is the best of them and both of them combine in a magical way with the wine produced there, Cerasuolo di Vittoria. As a suggestion, you can get to know Ragusa with another look. How about a 3-hour tour of Sicilian Baroque and then Wine Tour? Click here to learn more!
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How to get to Sicily?
1) How to get to Sicily? BY AIRPLANE
In Sicily, you can arrive by plane through the international airports Falcone and Borsellino (Palermo), Fontanarossa (Catania), V. Florio (Trapani – Birgi). From Palermo, Catania and Trapani air flights depart to the islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria.
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- HOW TO GO FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO VENICE CENTER
2) How to get to Sicily? BY TRAIN
The railway infrastructure in Sicily complexively extends over approximately 1,350 km of lines. Also find out “What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Would you like to save? So buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?“.
3) How to get to Sicily? BY CAR
The highways connect Palermo with Catania (A 19), Palermo with Messina (A 20), Messina with Catania (A 18) and Palermo with Mazara del Vallo and Trapani (A 29). Efficient, the rest of the road network is distinguished by fast routes, state and provincial roads, ideal for enjoying the best landscape.
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