Ragusa-Today’s Sleep in Sicily highlight, the agency present where you want to travel and where to stay

March 05, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Ragusa is a province of whose territory is the least extended in comparison to the other provinces in Sicily. However it is a territory diverse in its nature and its particular landscape; its traditions, the sea and its history, make of Ragusa a good expression of the finer characteristics of the island.

The earthquake of 1963, set off a new reconstruction of Ragusa divided in two parts, these being, 'Upper Ragusa' the city up on the highland hosting baroque and neoclassical buildings and 'Ibla', the oldest part, almost rebuilt along the old medieval layout. The Church of Santa Maria delle Scale sits next to the stairs running from the upper town to the lower town, its dome is a copy of the Pantheon in Paris.

It is recommended to begin the visiting tour from the hearth of Ragusa, being Piazza Liberta` heading to Ponte Nuovo to hence proceed in accordance to the city's historic growth of Ragusa. An interesting stop is at the archaeological Museum hosting mosaic floors and Greek and Roman artefacts, moreover in the first section, there are displays of flint and volcanic stone tools, and ceramic materials from necropolises and villages from the Bronze Age. Whereas in the section dedicated to Carmarina, there is information regarding the recent excavations in the city. There is also significant material concerning Roman and late-Roman centres. Finally, the Baroque style prevails in the shape of palaces, squares and flights of stairs in front of the arresting churches and cathedrals. All Baroque palaces are listed in the UNESCO world heritage and are best known for the facades, the balconies held up by different positioned brackets, and sculpted masks (typical of Palazzo Bestini).

The coast of Marina di Ragusa or Punta Secca is a famous seaside resort busy both in summer and winter and is also known for the house of Montalbano, the Castle of Donnafugata immersed in one of the most evocative stretch of carob trees and hosts an unusual labyrinth. In less than an hour the tourist can reach the sites of Camarina, or the Baroque cities of Ragusa, Modica (Marina di Modica is ideal for windsurf and is famous for its delicious chocolate) and Scicli in addition to Noto, Avola, Syracuse and Ispica with its famous cave. All this travelling is possible with Sleep in Sicily since the agency offers rent a car service at unbeatable prices!

A stay in our Bed and Breakfast Hotel enables the visitor to discover marvellous urban settings with considerable charm. On the way home the tourist can buy some Sicilian thread work embroidered in tablecloths, towels or linen sheets for which Ragusa is famous together with delicious home-produced preserves, cheese and salami.

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