Ragusa: handpicked hotels and insider tips

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Ragusa: introduction

Ragusa Hotel

The name "Ragusa" is derived from the Greek-Byzantine term "Rogos", meaning "granary". The city is sited approximately 500 meters above sea level, in a hilly landscape, close to all of the principal Sicilian cities.

Ragusa is divided in two, Ragusa Superiore and Ragusa Inferiore, known also as "Ibla", (originally Hibla Heraia). It is in Ragusa Inferiore that the most important monuments can be found, buildings such as the Church of St Maria delle Scale, the Cathedral of St Giovanni Battista, the Church of Purgatory with its Baroque portal, and Palazzo Donnafugata in which there are splendid paintings assigned to Antonello da Messina.

The principal economic activities of Ragusa are linked to agriculture, craftsmanship, tourism. The vibrant Via Roma is the heart of the city life.

Ragusa: suggestions from the hotels

Luca Giannini

(Proprietario)

Residenza Hortus

Guest Houses

Luca Giannini

Modica is the ideal destination of a journey combining art, nature, sea and food: its famous chocolate, its baroque masterpieces protected by Unesco, the wines of Val di Noto, the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean sea closeby (Residenza Hortus) →

Luca Giannini

(Titolare)

Anime a Sud - Casa Kimiyà

Guest Houses

Luca Giannini

- Chocolate tasting in the ateliers of Modica - The unforgettable Classic Plays at the Greek Theatre of Siracusa between May and June - Discover the places of the famous TV series of Commissario Montalbano between Modica, Ragusa & Scicli (Anime a Sud - Casa Kimiyà) →

Adriana Della Luna

(Receptionist)

Villadorata

Guest Houses

Noto is located in a strategic position to visit the Baroque towns of south- eastern Sicily. Syracuse is a 20 drive; Scicli and Modica are 40 minutes away by car, and Ragusa is a 20 minute drive from Modica. (Villadorata) →

Ragusa: places to see in the area