Ragusa Ibla

Province of Ragusa

Ragusa Ibla is famous for its incredible cultural attractions such as the Giardino Ibleo and its Mother Church. 

Ragusa Ibla, is the ancient city of Ragusa, and it is located in the city’s eastern section. After the 1693 earthquake, ancient Ragus rebuilt the village with Baroque works of art, astonishing monuments and impressive buildings. For this reason in this area it is possible to admire 14 World Heritage monuments. The Duomo di San Giorgio  is the most imposing building of Ragusa Ibla and undisputed Sicilian Baroque jewel.  Preceded by a spacious flight of steps, the Church was finished in the late ‘700s after almost forty years since the beginning of the works. The Giardino Ibleo hosts the archaeological site of the old city, called Hybla. At night, the scenery is very suggestive thanks to the many lights illuminating the narrow streets and the hillside houses. Many scenes from TV series Il commissario Montalbano, based on writer Andrea Cammileri’s novels, have been shot here among these streets which also served as a background for Giuseppe Tornatore’s L’uomo delle stelle. But Ragusa Ibla also provides some relevant events and remarkable ancient traditions as the Ibla Buskers Festival, it is a festival of music, theatre, circus and funny puppets capable of surround the square; the Ibla Grand Prize, an international music competition and the Celebration of St. George, the patron saint of Ragusa.
The Ibla coast, known as the Baroque coast, is among Sicily’s most renowned seaside resorts and one of the most charming along south Italy. The coast features golden sandy beaches and blue, clean and clear sea. The low and sandy sea bottom makes this area an ideal resort for families and children. The Mediterranean weather, mild and sunny for most of the year, makes this corner of Sicily a relaxing but lively holiday place, thanks to the many restaurants and night clubs located along the coast. In 2014, three seaside resorts from the Ragusa area have been awarded a blue flag by the FEE: Pozzallo, S.Maria del Focallo (Ispica) e Marina di Ragusa. It is worth mentioning other uniquely beautiful beaches such as Santa Maria del Focallo, Sampieri, a pretty village with stone houses situated on a calcareous rock spur between two very fine sandy beaches, and Camarina, a lovely seaside resort accessible via land and sea, ideal for children.

People live here:
It refers to Ragusa number of inhabitants

It is famous for:
Il Commissario Montalbano, the famous masterpiece of Andrea Camilleri

Ibla Buskers Festival
Ibla Grand Prize
The Saint Giorgio celebration, patron saint of Ragusa

How to get there:
By car:
From Catania
SS514 to Ragusa, exit SS115 continue on SP52, exit Ragusa West at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Via the Americas

From Palermo
Get on A19E932SS626Strada Statale 190/SS190and SS117bis to Strada Provinciale 51/SP51 in Gela. Continue on Strada Provinciale 51/SP51 to your destination in Ragusa.


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