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Donnnalucata is a seaside place belonging to the municipality of Scicli, in the province of Ragusa. It is a fishing village that bases its economy on fishing and tourism. The beaches of Donnalucata are in fact very beautiful and well-known, not only in Italy, but also all over the world.
Donnalucata: origins, monuments and curiosities
The name Donnalucata dates back to the period of the Arab domination, during which a source of fresh water was discovered that only gave water in certain hours. Over the years it has been discovered that this source actually went through the rocks all day, but became visible only at low tide. Donnalucata is the Latin name that was given to the source, with the meaning of "source by the hour". The name then ended up indicating the entire location.
The town has well preserved several buildings in its historical part. Among the most important monuments of Donnalucata we recommend Palazzo Mormino Penna, with its characteristic red color. The building is now home to the town hall offices, but also the scene of various cultural events. Outside the building, there is a large garden now used for different purposes: there is a kindergarten, an outdoor cinema and a park.
The center of life of the people of Donnalucata takes place around this building. However, the location still has many other beauties to offer. Among these, the Mother Church of Scicli and the Church of the Madonna dell'Assunta.
Least but not last the folklore of Donnalucata, a typical example of Sicilian warmth! If you love horses don't miss "La Cavalcata" during the patronal feast of San Giuseppe. It is a real parade of these beautiful animals.
For fish lovers, the appointment is at the Cuttlefish Festival, symbol of the coast. During the festival you can taste numerous typical Donnalucata dishes, made with cuttlefish.
Are you looking forward to reaching Donnalucata? The village is only 8 kilometers from Scicli and is served by both regional trains and the public bus line. The nearest airport is Catania Fontanarossa, 137 km away. For those traveling by car, the reference point is Ragusa. From here it is possible to find indications to the town.
On Sicilia Case Vacanze website there are lots of accommodations located in the Ragusa area and, especially in Marina di Ragusa, a strategic location that gives easy access to the whole south-east of Sicily.