Category Archives: Giarratana


MircoMannino/ July 3, 2019/ Giarratana, Province of Ragusa/ 0 comments

Town built in the Arab era, it represents the continuation of Casmene, a Syracusan colony built in 644 BC. on Mount Casale, halfway between Buccheri and Giarratana and on the border between the province of Syracuse and the province of Ragusa. This colony, with the Roman invasion and the subsequent Arab invasion, was gradually abandoned in favor of Terravecchia. Walking along this archaeological area, my friends, is a truly unique experience. Do you know why? Because in the aftermath of that catastrophic 11 January 1693, the town of Terravecchia was left as it was.

The Torre San Filippo

MircoMannino/ June 24, 2019/ Giarratana, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Province of Ragusa, Ragusa/ 0 comments

Of considerable difficulty to reach, the Torre San Filippo was built in the 800 by the owner of the homonymous feud in order to better control its territorial area. This complex of buildings is truly unique to the viewer. The first thing that catches one’s eye is the church with its neo-Gothic facade, which conveys the idea that the landowner had a certain aesthetic taste when he decided to build his own palace here.