Welcome to Ragusa


Like every other town in the region, Ragusa Ibla (the old town) collapsed after the 1693 earthquake and a new town, Ragusa Superiore, was built on a high plateau above. But the old aristocracy was loath to leave the tottering palazzi and rebuilt Ragusa Ibla on exactly the same spot. The two towns were merged in 1927, becoming the provincial capital at Modica’s expense.


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$59.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

'Inspector Montalbano' Filming Locations Tour from Taormina

Leave your Taormina or Messina province hotel in the early morning, and relax on your coach ride south to the authentic Sicilian town of Ragusa, the first stop on your Inspector Montalbano tour.Here you’ll visit Piazza Duomo, home to the Basilica of St George, a site that represents the main square of the show’s fictional town of Vigata. Continue to Church of San Giuseppe, Palazzo Donnafugata and Circolo di Conversazione, where the episodes ‘Gli Arancini di Montalbano’ and ‘The Scent of the Night’ were filmed.After some free time to explore on your own, depart for the seaside town of Punta Secca, dubbed ‘Marinella’ in the show. Visit Montalbano Commissioner's House and the sandy beaches where the main character likes to swim. Have time for lunch (own expense) and go for a dip in the Mediterranean if you wish. Just remember to bring your bathing suit!Continue onward to the small village of Scicli and enjoy a short walk through its lovely Baroque historical center, named ‘Montelusa’ in the show. Visit Scicli Municipal Town Hall in Palazzo Municipio, and hear how the building was the set location for the Police Commissioner’s office and the Vigata police station. Here you can purchase a ticket to the mayor's real-life office (Stanza del Sindaco), used in the series as Montalbano’s office.At the end of the day, relax on the drive back to your Taormina or Messina province hotel.

$63.39 Tours & Sightseeing

Ragusa Walking tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Giardini Iblei, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, SicilyNice walk in a beautiful gardenDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Portale di San Giorgio, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, SicilyBeautiful lateral entrance of the ex church of St. George, built in the 1440Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Chiesa San Giuseppe, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, Sicilyvery interesting interiorDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Duomo di San Giorgio, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, SicilyVery interesting interiorDuration: 30 minutes

$924.29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Marina di Ragusa: Private Sailing and Lunch

Departing from Marina di Ragusa tourist port, you will sail to Punta Secca up to the 'Fomace Penna' of Punta Pisciotto, a prime example of the industrial architecture of the 1900s.During the stops those that want to will be able to dive into the clear blue waters to cool off.You can choose between the half-day tour or full-day tour. The full-day tour includes a light lunch with local products and a glass of wine, while you will be offered only a glass of wine if you choose the half-day tour.The boat (a Dufour sailing boat with 3 or 4 cabins with maximum 8 guests on-board) will be for your exclusive use, with a skipper included.

$206.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer

arrivo ed escursione ad Acireale, uno dei paesi più belli della Riviera dei Ciclopi in cui spiccano la Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo e la Collegiata di San Sebastiano. Qui ancora oggi a distanza di secoli, il Carnevale trae la propria linfa vitale dal rinnovato entusiasmo del pubblico partecipante, un pubblico che sceglie di farsi trasportare in una realtà alternativa, fatta di suoni e colori di una città in festa. Qui le stupende vie e piazze del centro storico della città sono la cornice ideale del più bel Carnevale di Sicilia, con carri allegorici, sfilate di gruppi mascherati, coriandoli, luci, fiori, musica e soprattutto tanto calore umano. Uno spettacolo che raggiunge il clou con le sfilate dei carri, attraverso i quali gli artigiani acesi esprimono la loro arguzia e fantasia,  trattando argomenti vari con allegoria e satira, tanto da far si che anche i problemi più seri possano generare un sorriso.

$43.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Parco acquatico di Etnaland

Parco Acquatico di Etnalandtutti i Mercoledì e le Domeniche:Luglio = 4 - 8 - 11 - 15 - 18 - 22 - 25 - 29 Agosto = 1 - 5 - 8 - 12 - 19 - 22 - 26 - 29   07:00 partenza da piazza Padre Pio a Marina di Rg.  07:30 partenza dal piazzale del Palazama a Ragusa  07:50 partenza dal rifornimento Lukoil a Coffa      09:20 arrivo ed ingresso al Parco Acquatico  18:00 partenza per il rientro in sede  19:40 arrivo al rifornimento Lukoil a Coffa  20:00 arrivo al piazzale del Palazama a Ragusa  20:30 arrivo a piazza Padre Pio a Marina di Rg.   adulti = € 38 . < 140 cm. = € 29 . < 100 cm. = € 14,00Le quote includono: viaggio in bus + ingressoPer ogni 15 paganti, una quota è omaggioInfo: La Terra viaggi - cell. +39 333 6950178 

$97.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Montalbano TV Show Locations Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Faro di Punta Secca, Punta Secca, Santa Croce Camerina, Province of Ragusa, SicilyMontalbano's houseDuration: 1 hourStop At: Castello di Donnafugata, Donnafugata, Province of Ragusa, SicilyIt depending the time, we can see only the facade or also the interiorDuration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Storico di Ragusa Ibla, Islands of Sicily, SicilyThe other locations in the townDuration: 1 hourStop At: Modica Visitor Center, Modica, Province of Ragusa, SicilyA brief tour of the center and a chocolate tastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Scicli, Scicli, Province of Ragusa, SicilyPolice stationDuration: 2 hours