Why visit south-eastern Sicily?
With over 25,000 km2 of surface Sicily is the largest region in Italy and, even, the largest island in the Mediterranean. A territory that, due to its vastness, is rich in thousand facets. Whether you love the sea or the mountains, the dynamic life of the city or the tranquility of the countryside, whether you are art, history or nature lovers, here you can always be satisfied.
At this point it is difficult to choose which part of Sicily to visit and which to leave out. Every corner of it deserves to be seen, sooner or later. If you do not know what to opt for, we suggest a tour of south-eastern Sicily. For south-eastern Sicily we mean the area containing the provinces of Catania, Syracuse and Ragusa.
In particular today we take you to discover the province of Ragusa and its surroundings. The city of Ragusa lies on the Iblei Mountains, is only 20 km from the sea, is one of the symbols of Sicilian baroque and has a rich and varied food and wine culture. It is surrounded by unique landscapes. Here being in contact with nature means taking long walks admiring large views on the countryside, surrounded by dry stone walls, full of prickly pear trees, carob trees and olive trees. In the city you will be throuwn in the 1600s. In Ragusa, and specifically in Ragusa Ibla, there are hundreds of palaces and churches dating back to the glorious Baroque era, narrow streets, squares and stairways.
Reaching the sea then is very fast because in 10 minutes by car you can reach Marina di Ragusa, a renowned seaside town. You will find yourself in front of a crystal clear sea and long stretches of golden sandy beaches. Moving near Marina di Ragusa, in areas such as Casuzze and Punta Secca, you can enjoy the same sea and many wonderful seascapes.
Are you a good eater and when you visit a new place you want to taste all the typical products? Because we know that food is something that allows people to understand the personality of a place. Sicily, for example, is synonymous with abundance. It is no coincidence that it is the land of rotisserie, fish and sweets. In the area of Ragusa we invite you to eat the famous Ragusan scacce, a savory pastry stuffed with ricotta and sausage, tomato and aubergines, tomato and mozzarella, the caciocavallo dop cheese, the "mucatoli" (sweet biscuits decorated with hard sugar icing). Excellent oils and wines are also produced in the province of Ragusa. Very famous is the oil Dop Monti Iblei and Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicilian DOCG wine.