Ragusa is the cradle of the Sicilian baroque style, every inch of this city is full of arts and buildings you don’t want to miss.
Not too far from the beach and located in between other beautiful cities like Agrigento and Siracusa, Ragusa is a gem to discover.
Ragusa is a marvel where you can find more than 50 churches and numerous palaces to be discovered and visited for free.
Ragusa is in the heart of the Val di Noto and is the southernmost city of Italy located between the Iblei mountains right next to the course of the Irminio river.
Wandering around Sicily is awesome, and going to Ragusa is something you need to do if you want to taste awesome food and experience something new.
Ragusa What To Do
The tour of the city of Ragusa should start from the Cattedrale Di San Giovanni, this is in the center of the city.
The cathedral was designed by two architects from the area in baroque style! What will most strike your attention inside the church are the fourteen columns in Ragusan stone and the floor that alternates the stones with white the limestone.
Le Scale Di Ibla (The stairs of Ibla) is one of the most fascinating walks of the city, and you can have a nice look all over the Ragusa skyline.
Grotta Delle Trabacche (Cave Of The Trabacche), it is an ancient Roman catacomb, completely abandoned in the middle of the countryside. If abandoned and mysterious places fascinate you this is the place to be.
The Duomo Di San Giorgio is another important church, you can find a lot of beautiful arts inside and a nice view from the outside. You can go on top of the tower and have one of the top views of the city of Ragusa, Italy.
Sala Degli Specchi (Mirrors Room) in the Castello di Donnafugata is an awesome room full of mirrors like the ones you see in the movies.
Palazzo Zacco, located in upper Ragusa was built by Baron Melfi, the palace is home to the Museum of the Ragusa traditions.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Chiesa Di Santa Lucia,
Casa Museo Appiano,
Museo Del Duomo Di San Giorgio,
Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Itria,
Ragusa is also called Ragusa Ibla and is not too far from some other Sicilian cities such as Gela, Siracusa, Agrigento, Avola (famous for the wine Nero D’Avola) and Noto.
Noto is another very beautiful and small-town worth to visit if you have time, and then, of course, visit Siracusa and Avola.
Food In Ragusa
There are many dishes in Italy, and it’s crazy that every city or little town you go you will find completely different food.
In Ragusa, you can find a lot of cheap places and street food, the cuisine Ragusana is very rich with cheese, ricotta, desserts, and awesome second dishes.
A very popular dish you can find at the restaurant is the Cavati Al Sugo I Ravioli Di Ricotta. This pasta dish is full of proteins and taste because of the fresh ricotta cheese that they are using to create the ravioli.
Eggplants and ricotta are very popular ingredients in Ragusa and you will find many dishes using these ingredients.
Why not stopping in the city center and grabbing a pizza while at a pizzeria with a nice view of the city?
Fagiolo Cosaruciaru (beans) is another typical dish from Ragusa, from a simple bean they have created a full meal dish. This kind of bean characteristics is its sweetness and flavor mixed with tomatoes and other spices.
These are only a few of the thousands of dishes you can find in Ragusa, you definitely don’t want to miss to eat the baccalà Alla Ghiotta.
This is codfish that marinated in salt for a while and then cooked with a special technique only used in the southern part of Sicily.
Personally I love simple dishes and I can’t do without Affucaparrinu, a type of biscuits with anise seeds.
If you have time to hop to the city of Ragusa in Italy you will experience a lot of things starting from the baroque art that is possible to see pretty much everywhere and the awesome food you will be able to eat in town.
The city is not too big and located in a nice position on the island. There are little cities like, Noto and Avola that are too cute to be not visited.
The views from Ragusa are most of the time breathtaking and many awesome restaurants and food is waiting for you while walking between this baroque art gem of a city called Ragusa in Italy.
If you are in Sicily the best way to get around is by car because public transportation is nowhere close to good.
Road tripping through Sicily is a lot of fun and way better than doing a coast to coast in the US, trust me.
Try to do the circumference of Sicily and then go visit all these little cities and towns in the center of the island as well.
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