Ragusa is located in the south-east of the island and together with seven other towns it is part of the “Val di Noto”, declared Unesco World Heritage Site. It is in fact best known for its magnificent Architecture embellished in pure Sicilian Baroque style. After the terrible earthquake of 1693 Ragusa was razed to the ground: half of the population decided to rebuild it in a new site, now called “Ragusa Superiore” while the other half rebuilt it exactly in the same place where it used to be. While the upper part has its fair share of architectural delights, it is the smaller Ragusa Ibla down below that really draws visitors with its mix of narrow streets, steep winding steps, old churches and breathtaking views.
The Ragusa area is becoming more and more popular also thanks to the successful TV Series “The inspector Montalbano” set in this province which has introduced worldwide its beauty.