The city of Ragusa became in 2002 part of the Unesco “World Heritage Site” because it preserves many Baroque buildings in its historic center.
The city is called “island in the island” or “the other Sicily” for the fact that its a history and socio-economic context are very different from the rest of the island.
The visit starts from Iblei Gardens where you find S. Giacomo’s Church, S. Giorgio’s Portal, Piazza Pola, Piazza Duomo and Palazzo La Rocca.
We will continue by bus to reach the Donnafugata Castle.
Despite its name, this is not a real medieval castle but a sumptuous noble residence of the late 1800s.
The house overlooked the possessions of the wealthy Arezzo De Spuches family. Right from the beginning the castle reveals its sumptuousness.