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.
Despite the numerous initial protests by the local population, thinking of a possible territorial disintegration, the lake is now shown to us as a perfect natural habitat, where numerous species of animals and plants have adapted perfectly to the surrounding environment.
Not far from Ragusa there are two treasures with a unique archaeological value throughout the province. I’m talking about the Cave of the Trabacche and the Catacomb of Cisternazzi. Let’s find out together! 🙂
After having seen the whole city far and wide, are you curious to know what’s good to eat here in Ragusa? Make yourself comfortable!
Town originally built by the Sicilians, Ragusa was originally called Hybla Heraia, of which very few ruins now remain near the Ibleo Garden, in Ragusa Ibla.
Among the municipal areas of Ragusa and Scicli near the coast, there is one of the rare examples in Sicily of Marine Protected Nature Reserve, where the flora and fauna are preserved and safeguarded in their integrity. I’m talking about the Macchia Foresta Reserve of the Irminio River, an area of about 130 hectares not far from Marina di Ragusa and Donnalucata.
Cava dei Servi is a spectacular river valley excavated by the Tellesimo stream, in an area between Modica and Ragusa, more precisely in San Giacomo.
It is thought that the name Cava dei Servi is linked to the theory that the Servants of God were here. Other sources, however, claim that the name “Servi” is to be associated with the fact that the less wealthy families, belonging to the lower social ranks, lived here.