Contrada, 97100 Donnafugata RG, Italy
About Donnafugata Castle
The Donnafugata castle is located in the territory of the municipality of Ragusa, about 15 kilometers from the city. The current building, contrary to what the name might suggest, is a sumptuous noble residence of the late 19th century. The residence overlooked what were the possessions of the rich Arezzo De Speeches family. Upon arrival, the castle reveals its sumptuousness: the building covers an area of over 7500 square meters on 3 floors in neo-Gothic style, crowned by two side towers tha
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The Cathedral of San Giorgio is the mother church of the city of Modica, in the Free Municipal Consortium of Ragusa, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is often indicated and reported as a symbolic monument of Sicilian Baroque, of which it represents the most scenic and monumental architecture. The art historian Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco declared that this church "should perhaps be included among the seven wonders of the Baroque world".
The Cathedral of San Nicolò is the most important Catholic place of worship in the city of Noto, as well as the bishop's seat of the diocese of the same name, in Sicily. It is located on the top of a large staircase, on the north side of Piazza Municipio, and is dedicated to San Nicolò, bishop of Mira. The interior, with three naves, houses numerous works of art, some of which come from Noto Antica, including the silver urn containing the mortal remains of St. Corrado Confalonieri.
The Cavagrande del Cassibile nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Avola, Noto, and Syracuse, in the province of Syracuse. The reserve was established in 1990, managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region; it is expected to be included in the Iblei National Park area, currently under development. The huge reserve covers 2700 hectares of lush green mountains, caves and ponds in the towns of Noto, Syracuse and Avola and was established to preserve not
The Vendicari Wildlife Reserve is a protected natural area located within the free municipal consortium of Syracuse, precisely between Noto and Marzamemi. Particularly important for the presence of marshes that serve as a stopping place in the migration of birds. Provided by a law of the Sicilian Region of 1981, the reserve was officially established with the DA of March 14, 1984, and was effectively made available in 1989. It is managed by the Regional State Forestry Company.
The Calamosche beach is located between the archaeological remains of Eloro and the ' wildlife oasis of Vendicari. The charm of the beach is due to the variety of vegetation and the presence of an equally varied landscape: the small beach is in fact located between two rocky promontories which, in addition to ensuring that the sea is almost always calm, offer the visitor an unexpected beauty. Another feature of the beach is the presence of numerous ravines, caves, and caves in the two promontor
Rock necropolis of Pantalica, are a naturalistic-archaeological site in the province of Syracuse. The name of the site seems to derive from the Arabic Buntarigah, which means 'caves', due to the obvious presence of multiple natural and artificial caves. It is one of the most important Sicilian proto-historic sites, useful for understanding the moment of transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age on the island.
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