One day in 1693, an earthquake hit this hilly town in south-eastern Sicily. While many headed down to build a new town, Ragusa Superiore, many of the local nobles opted to stay and rebuild Ragusa Ibla among the ruins. This has given the town an amazing baroque atmosphere - mansions and houses piled higgledy-piggledy atop the (secured) rubble. A very, unique and special place.
Where to go
Explore the maze of lanes and alleyways. Enjoy the baroque masterpiece that is the town’s Duomo, and the
Food & Drink
Unlike much of Sicily, seafood isn’t a staple here. Instead, expect a lot of corn, beans, cheese and red meat. Like most of Sicily, however, there is astounding food. Our choice for dinner in Ragusa, hands down, is Locanda Don Serafino (Via Avvocato Giovanni Ottaviano 13), a Michelin-starred restaurant owned and operated by the owners of our
Like the rest of Sicily, festivities in Ragusa kick on late into the night. Cafe Italia (Piazza
Where to stay
Our undisputed pick for Ragusa is the boutique hotel Locanda Don Serafino - where else can you sleep in luxurious rooms carved into the rock centuries ago? Just a short walk away is the restaurant owned by the hotel’s owners, the La Rosa brothers, who have been awarded a Michelin star for their delicious, traditional food.
How to get there
The nearest airport is at Catania, a ninety-minute drive from Ragusa. Easyjet flies from London to Catania daily.
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