This guided itinerary will explore Ragusa Ibla witj a licensed tour guide. Discover the ancient origins of Ibla and the events of the 1693 earthquake that destroyed the city. The characteristics of the Sicilian Baroque will be illustrated, along with the stories, legends and local customs.
The tour will start from Piazza della Repubblica, will reach Piazza Duomo and, following the main street, will pass through Piazza Pola to the Iblei Gardens.
Starting from Ragusa it is possible to make various itineraries, first of all the one between the late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto, recognized as Unesco heritage in 2002. A short distance away Modica, a town famous for its chocolate production, Scicli, Noto, but not only: also the Castello di Donna Fugata and, not far away, Catania and Syracuse.
Many know these places also for being the background landscapes of a well-known Italian fiction and book series "Il Commissario Montalbano. In addition to the beautiful typical landscapes with dry stone walls, palm trees and local crops.
The province of Ragusa is very famous for its interesting gastronomic panorama.
We will be able to organize gastronomic experiences such as: The visit to an interesting mill where you can taste typical local products, cheeses, organic agricultural products (saffron, carob and Iblei EVO oil) and we will visit the historic water mill that works, in cold, the ancient Sicilian grains.
Visits to a specialized typical chocolate shop. Where we will know the production procedure according to the ancient recipe of the famous Modica chocolate.
Food and wine tours with visits and tastings in search of the most renowned wineries with visits to vineyards and cellars.
The surroundings of Ragusa offer the possibility of nature walks to fully immerse yourself in the uncontaminated and little-known landscapes of the Iblei. Excursions among the numerous quarries that surround the city, naturalistic trekking along the mule tracks that in the past centuries connected Ibla to the neighboring villages, walks among the water mills and hypogea; the rock churches and necropolises such as Pantalica, and routes within the Cassibile and Vendicari Nature Reserves.