Baroque Enchantment between the New and the Old

Nestled in the heart of southeastern Sicily, Ragusa captivates at first glance. Famous as one of the jewels of Sicilian Baroque, it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a distinction that celebrates its extraordinary architecture and fascinating history. Divided between the modern Ragusa Superiore and the ancient Ragusa Ibla, it offers a rare urban spectacle, where Baroque art harmoniously blends with the surrounding natural landscape.

Visiting Ragusa is a journey through time: Ragusa Ibla, with its narrow alleys, welcoming squares, and majestic churches, tells the story of a rebirth following the devastating earthquake of 1693. The Cathedral of San Giorgio, with its imposing facade and richly decorated interior, is one of the many masterpieces that attest to the resilience and talent of Sicilian artists of that era.

Walking through the streets of Ragusa, one is struck by the beauty of its buildings, the liveliness of its courtyards, and the serenity of its gardens. Every corner of this city holds a surprise, an artistic detail, a piece of history just waiting to be discovered.

Beyond its architectural heritage, Ragusa is also a center of culture and gastronomy. The Sicilian culinary tradition, with its rich and authentic flavors, can be experienced in the numerous restaurants and trattorias in the city, offering visitors the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the local culture.

The city of Ragusa, with its Baroque splendor and timeless charm, is a must-visit for anyone wishing to explore the beauties of Sicily. Its welcoming atmosphere, combined with its cultural and historical richness, makes Ragusa a place where art, history, and nature meet, providing visitors with an unforgettable experience.



Our Journey

With EtnaMareneve, every traveler can experience Ragusa in a unique and memorable way, thanks to fully customizable tours that cater to the needs and interests of each individual, ensuring accessible experiences for all. Our exploration of Ragusa focuses on discovering the majestic Ragusa Ibla, the beating heart of the city, where Baroque architecture reaches the pinnacle of its expression. We will walk along cobbled streets, admiring noble palaces and churches that narrate the city’s rebirth after the earthquake of 1693. Our expert guide will lead you to discover the hidden treasures of this area, including the Cathedral of San Giorgio, an architectural masterpiece that dominates the skyline of Ragusa Ibla with its elegant facade.

We will continue our tour by visiting the Iblei Gardens, places of tranquility and beauty, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside. These gardens, nestled among Baroque churches and ancient homes, represent the perfect fusion of nature and human ingenuity that characterizes Ragusa.

Tour details

  • Type of tour Cultural excursion
  • Difficulty Easy