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Ragusa Ibla

When visiting Sicily a trip to the South East corner is a must do, the landscape is very much different from the rest of the island yet this small corner is rich in sights. The towns of Syracuse, Caltagirone, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Scicli and Ragusa have all been declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites on the merits of their Baroque architecture and town planning, the result of the rebuilding after the destruction of the 1693 earthquake. Ragusa is famous for its historic lower quarter of Ibla. The city was reconstructed after the earthquake and the architectural style is predominately late-baroque, but many other styles from other periods of history are visible such as Roman, Byzantine and Aragonese. The narrow winding streets of Ragusa Ibla create a perfect walking environment where you will see majestic churches, palaces and typical small houses all gently winding around a hill giving a near timeless effect. You can start your visit down in Ragusa Ibla or