5 best things to do near Ragusa
- Commissario Montalbano Tour
Discover the fictional areas of Vigata, Montelusa, and Marinella from the detective show “Inspector Montalbano”. You can walk the streets the inspector does as you explore the Sicilian towns of Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Punta Secca, and Donnalucata.
- History and architecture
Sicily is well-known for its baroque architecture and marvellous cathedrals. The Duomo of San Giorgio, its decorated portal, the baroque Palazzo Cosentini, the neoclassical Palazzo la Rocca, the Iblei Gardens surely worths a visit.
- Natural landscapes and the reserve
Among the various attractions of this wonderful island, the natural and wildlife areas are one of the things you should not miss. The natural reserve “Macchia Foresta del Fiume Irminio” was established in 1985 and is located around the mouth of the Irminio river in the territory of Ragusa and Scicli. The territory consists of a coastal area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with sandy coasts but also cliffs overhanging the sea. The moving dunes moved by the winds give the territory a variable aspect over time. Furthermore, the flora of this area is mainly made up of Mediterranean scrub and has a rather large sample of the typical vegetation of this area.
- Ancient traditions in Giarratana
You can visit an ancient museum village (Giarratana). It hosts the ancient houses where until 1940 lived the men and women who cultivated cereals and products of the earth and lived in these small houses together with their animals, donkeys, horses and chickens.
- Market, wine and food experience
And how not to mention food?
“Busiate” with broccoli, dried tomatoes and sausage; fresh grilled fish; cannoli with ricotta, pasta “ncasciata”, the “scaccia” from Ragusa and the very famous sicilian granita are just some of the many delicacies you can taste!