Naxos was founded in 735 – 734 BC from the settlers from Calcide Eubea and the island of Naxos respectively – today’s Nasso – from which the colony takes its name.
A few years later, around 729 BCE, the same settlers who founded Naxos founded Katane (today’s Catania) and Leontinoi (today’s Lentini).
The foundation of Naxos takes place almost simultaneously with that of Syracuse, which took place between 734 and 733 BC. However, it is claimed that the first Greek colony to have been founded in Sicily is precisely that of Naxos.
This village, initially born as a purely rural village, was used as a Tannery around the eighteenth century, due to the particular characteristics of the area, favorable to the processing of leather tanning. The presence of a water source near the village, given by the Masera torrent, the presence of plants in the surrounding hills rich in tannins, such as the Sommacco and, finally, the presence of hills around the village in an optimal position for drying the leathers are some of the reasons why it was decided to make Cunziria here.
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.
Hi nice people!
My gastronomic itinerary on the province of Ragusa continues, albeit in small steps!
Are you curious to find out what’s so interesting to eat in the beautiful Monterosso?
Well, make yourself comfortable then and let’s find out together!
Inserted in the list of the Borghi più belli d’Italia, Monterosso is the northernmost municipality of the province of Ragusa, located on the Iblei Mountains and not far from the respective summit: Monte Lauro, 987 meters high.
Kamarina was founded in 597 BC from Syracuse, on a promontory not far from the mouth of the Ippari river. It was built in this area in order to have greater control of traffic with Africa and to slow down the advance towards the south from Gela.
I am talking about Macallé, a dessert that can be found throughout the region and in all the provinces of Sicily, the only difference you will find will be the type of ricotta used (if vaccinated, ovine or caprine) and the name with which the product will be presented: Macallè in the province of Ragusa, Cartoccio in the province of Catania and Palermo, while here and there can also happen to find the word Rollè!
Did you know that in Santa Croce Camerina, in addition to the very tasty macallé there are respectively an ancient thermal bath and, not far from it, a vast open-air necropolis? No?
Well, then sit back and read this short article dedicated to Santa Croce Camerina, in the Province of Ragusa
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.
When we talk about Ispica, we immediately think of Cava d’Ispica, one of the most fascinating archaeological and natural areas in all south-eastern Sicily. There is an area near Ispica, however, which is inexplicably left to itself, as if all citizens had completely forgotten about its existence.
Hi my friends! Today I bring you to Cava d’Ispica, a deep river valley that cuts the Ibleo area for 13 km, extending with a North / South-East orientation between the territories of Modica and Ispica.The history of this quarry is lost in the millennia.
What’s really interesting about food in Modica?I tell you right now!
Today I want to bring you to a truly fascinating place: La Conca del Salto.Between Scicli and Modica, on the road called Ciumara, you can see – with amazement for those who drive this road for the first time – a beautiful valley surrounded by nature, with a cascading waterfall.
Sampieri is a small seaside village located about ten kilometers from Scicli. Initially a fishing village, this village had in the last few years an increasing interest so much to be a destination for tourists from Italy and abroad.A strong point not to be overlooked of this village is the beach, characterized by a fine and soft sand like that of the desert. The majestic dunes are the main features, from whose top you can have a magnificent view over the whole coast.
What is very interesting to eat in this city situated in south-east area of Sicily?Now I show all the things which you have to eat once you are here in Scicli|
In these first days I went around this fantastic and pretty town in south-eastern Sicily: Scicli! Famous in recent times thanks to the fiction of Montalbano, as well as the inclusion of the heritage of the Late Baroque Cities of the Val di Noto, Scicli has grown in recent years of increasing popularity. Now, in this article I want to indicate those that I think are the places that have fascinated me most of this town!