The south-eastern part of Sicily not only offers breathtaking natural panoramas, thanks to the light colours of calcareous stone, used in construction, but the white, fine sand that lines the coast. This area also preserves signs of the most beautiful and suggestive Sicilian baroque. The scenes of the film “Commissary Montalbano” take place in the Ragusa area of Sicily. Going along the coast of the “Piana di Catania”, which is the coastline between the Ionian sea and the Iblei mountains, we arrive in Ragusa, whose historical centre is preserved intact and separated from the new city. In Ragusa Ibla we can admire the beautiful Piazza Duomo, with the cathedral of San Giorgio, patron saint of the city. From here we will move on to Modica, a baroque city famous for its architecture. It is also the city where the Nobel prize winner for literature, Salvatore Quasimodo, was born. His home can be visited. Modica is also famous for its excellent chocolate, extracted through a “cold-pressed” process.
We will proceed to Punta Secca, where we will visit the house of Montalbano at Marinella, which has a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea. Then we will visit the castle of Donnafugata in the magnificent Ragusa countryside, made famous by the novel “The Leopard”, by Giuseppe Tommasi di Lampedusa.
Type: private tour in car or minivan with air conditioning
Driver: speaks English
Length: 7-8 hours
Starting time: upon request
Meeting point: at your hotel reception or any other point
Meeting point for people on cruise ships: outside the port.
The guide and/or driver will be holding a sign with the client’s name.
The tour includes:
Car or minivan, Mineral water, Insurance.
The tour does not include:
Entrance tickets to theatres, museums, lunches, etc.
All excursions are private and personalized upon request.
Categories: Tours e Escursioni