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  • 1 Ibla Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza della Repubblica I - 97100 Ragusa

    Ragusa was devastated by an earthquake in 1693. The subsequent reconstruction of its oldest part, Ibla, created two distinct areas of the city: Ragusa itself and Ibla, a delightful quarter combining a medieval layout of narrow blind alleys with the r..

  • 2 Nicastro palace (Palazzo Nicastro) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Mazzini I - 97100 Ragusa

    Also known as the Chancellery, this superb 1760 palace features a majestic doorway crowned by a gallery.

  • 3 Duomo di San Giorgio Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza del Duomo I - 97100 Ragusa

    With its large neo-Classical dome lit by blue stained-glass windows and surrounded by Corinthian columns, the church can be distinguished from afar. Close up, it is the superb flight of stairs which attracts the visitor's eye to the elegant and harmo..

  • 4 Church of San Giuseppe Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Pola I - 97100 Ragusa

    The façade of this church strongly resembles that of San Giorgio, and many have consequently attributed it to the same architect, Gagliardi. Inside it is laid out on an oval plan, topped by an oval dome. The tiled floor is decorated with ceramics and..

  • 5 Regional archaeological museum of Camarina

    Museums and art

    Strada Provincia San-Croce-Scoglitti I - 97010 Camarina

    This archaeological museum displays some beautiful exhibits taken from shipwrecks in the Camarina Sea. These include a bronze Corinthian helmet dating from the 6C-5C BC, a set of lead weights, and a large collection of Corinthian and Attic amphorae.

  • 6 San Giovanni Cathedral of Ragusa

    Religious buildings

    Piazza San Giovanni I - 97100 Ragusa

    The cathedral dominates the square of the same name. Dating from the early 18C, its impressive Baroque facade is flanked by a fine bell-tower, in front of which is a large, slightly raised forecourt.

  • 7 Corso Italia

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Italia I - 97100 Ragusa

    The Corso Italia, in the modern town, is flanked by palaces: the Lupis palace, with attractive consoles, the Zacco palace (at the corner of the Via San Vito) with a shield topped by a console, the Bertini palace on whose facade are three large masca..

  • 8 Ibleo archaeological Museum

    Museums and art

    Via Natalleli I - 97100 Ragusa

    This somewhat dusty museum exhibits archaeological pieces found in the region, particularly at Camarina. The highlight of the collections is the unusual warrior of Castiglione, a 6C BC bas-relief bearing Doric inscriptions.

  • 9 Carmelo Cappello Collection

    Museums and art

    Contrada Mugno I - 97100 Ragusa

    Carmelo Cappello was a contemporary sculptor born in Ragusa in 1912. He began in the 1930s in a figurative style before moving on to abstract works. This modest yet interesting collection is a study of the evolution of an artist refining his style li..

  • 10 Church of St Mary of the Stairs

    Religious buildings

    Via XXIV Maggio I - 97100 Ragusa

    The church of Santa Maria delle Scale was rebuilt in the 18C but has preserved its Gothic style right nave and elegant ogive arcades. A terracotta panel (under the second arcade) depicts the Transition of the Virgin (School of the Gagini).

  • 11 Cosentini palace (Palazzo Cosentini)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Repubblica I - 97100 Ragusa

    The superb balconies of this palace rest on consoles comprising people and caricature masks. It is at the entrance to a maze of alleys and which cross and criss-cross making a proper labyrinth!

  • 12 Church of St Mary of Itria

    Religious buildings

    Corso Mazzini I - 97100 Ragusa

    This is noteworthy for its attractive floral panels in Catalgirone ceramics which decorate the heights of the belfry. Inside, similarly beautiful columns close off the chapels.

  • 13 Palazzo La Rocca

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Siège de l’Azienda Autonoma Provinciale del Turismo I - 97100 Ragusa

    The six balconies on the facade are decorated with colourful portraits of individuals depicted in the Baroque style, among which flute, lute and trumpet players and a mother and child. An attractive horseshoe staircase leads to the main floor.

  • 14 Ibleo garden Giardino Ibleo

    Nature and gardens

    Piazza G.-B.-Odierna I - 97100 Ragusa

    At the furthest point of Ragusa Ibla, this garden brings together religious buildings: San Giorgio Vecchio with a rich Gothic style Catalan doorway, San Giacomo (also known as the Church of the Crucifix) with a historiated ceiling dating from 1754 (a..

  • 15 Kaucana archaeological park

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Via Marina di Ragusa I - 97010 Ragusa

    Not far from Camarina, this park accommodates the relics of the quarters previously inhabited and the ruins of a small early Christian church.

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