Eremo della Giubiliana
Lonely Planet review
The Eremo is a wonderful homage to history and authenticity. Its white tower dominates the highland above Ragusa Marina in a ruggedly wild estate of carob trees and dry stone walls.
The estate used to be part of the old fief of Renna and the structure was a fortified hermitage. The Knights of St John used the hermitage in the 16th century, after which it was bought by the Nifosì family, whose last heir, Vincenza Iolanda Nifosì, is responsible for its sensitive restoration. Nowadays it is a luxurious retreat offering a catalogue of wonderful excursions on foot, by 4WD or even in the estate's private plane (to Lampedusa, Tunisia, Mt Etna and Palermo).