Itineraries

itinerari Ragusa Ibla - old city

Ragusa Ibla - old city

Ibla is the name of the baroque historical center of Ragusa. Destroyed by a disastrous earthquake in 1693, it was rebuilt in the beautiful appearance that can be seen today. The exquisite Baroque architecture was worth in Ibla the title of "World Heritage Site". The route proposed by Hermes leads through the most beautiful spots of Ragusa, known to the public as well as the set of the television series "The Montalbano"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8bCff4sm2k&feature=share


itinerari Cathedral San Giorgio - Modica

Cathedral San Giorgio - Modica

Place on top of a picturesque staircase of 260 steps, the Cathedral of St. George, as well as being the symbol of the city of Modica, is also considered by many the symbol of the Baroque in Sicily. This monumental church is located in the city area that connects the lower part with the lower part and is a feast for the eyes, both outside and inside.

Its origins date back to 1150, when a papal bull the church was placed under the protection of the Monastery of Mileto in Calabria. But little remains of that first building. The number of earthquakes in 1542, 1613 and 1693 have in fact destroyed to such an extent that it was decided to demolish it and rebuild a new church on the old one. The result is this wonderful masterpiece included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.


itinerari Castle of Donnafugata

Castle of Donnafugata

A few kilometers from Punta Braccetto, the timeless splendor of the beautiful countryside lies the castle of Donnafugata, a manor house dating from the eclectic owner turned into a singular manor. Discover the life of the last ocelots and the splendours of the castle gardens


itinerari The house of Montalbano - Punta Secca

The house of Montalbano - Punta Secca

The famous home of the most famous Commissioner of Italy, now a place of pilgrimage for many tourists, is located in Punta Secca of the municipality of Santa Croce Camerina (Rg), just 3 km from our hotel and reached by bicycle. The house is in the square before the Scalambri Tower built in the late sixteenth century to defend the stronghold of the Bellomo family of Syracuse. We are on the coast of the province of Ragusa.
A curiosity to know about this building is that it was originally intended as a storehouse for the desalination of sardines and, in 1904, became a dwelling.
The village of Punta Secca is home to 132 residents, is small and quiet, and is 5.7 km from Santa Croce Camerina


itinerari Scicli city

Scicli city

Scicli and Modica and Ragusa is the third site of Ragusa among the Unesco heritage. This small town seems anchored between heaven and earth with homes built after the 1693 earthquake that has crept between the long grooves and the center of the old ruins that tower high above the tops of the hills


itinerari Marina di Ragusa - marina tourist

Marina di Ragusa - marina tourist

A few kilometers from Ragusa to the south, facing the African sea, there is Marina di Ragusa, the ancient Mazzarelli, Arabic name which means "small village".
Fishing village, caricatoio to embark as the hinterland Ragusa was produced and exported carob, cereals, etc. caciocavalli., was equipped with a watchtower and defense against pirate raids in the sixteenth sec.marina of ragusa
But the real development Mazzarelli start 'around 1870 when Ragusa opened the first mines of asphalt, after extraction, was transported by hundreds of carters to caricatoio and' exported them and intended to pave the roads around the world: Paris, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Beijing, etc ..
The expansion continues from the '60s when Marina di Ragusa become a holiday resort. Equipped with wide beaches with fine golden sand, it has excellent accommodation and leisure facilities, good public rooms and newly built marina. Today is an important reference point for those who want to spend a beach holiday.


itinerari Aromas Sicily - Paths olfactory and tasting

Aromas Sicily - Paths olfactory and tasting

The AROMAS Sicily "was founded eighteen years ago by love for the land iblea and passion for medicinal and aromatic herbs. The company even encourages a qualitatively unique handwork: the plant is still felt as a fundamental part of a territory to know, discover and respect and not as a mere ornamental decoration free transfer from the place of belonging.
Are produced and marketed over 200 different varieties of plants belonging to different families including those of the Labiatae and Umbelliferae, is the southeast coast of Sicily and is from different parts of the world as the sages of ornament from the colors and behaviors unique!
The caper plant continues to be the strength of "the point AROMAS Sicily": used as unusual jewel to mount between the dry stone walls and old houses stones, the plant is the most profound sense of connection to their land.
the company wanted to expand the range varietal, of course without abandoning the original purpose, by entering new varieties of ornamental sage, thyme, lavender, romarini, Santoline, helichrysum etc. However, in recent years etc.
The next challenge for the company is to produce "old plant" a time endemic in Sicily, today threatened with extinction, and tropical plants.
Strongly rooted in the territory but open to the stimuli of a multifaceted and multiform world: a sense of identity that not only is a sterile pride of belonging but the awareness of being at the center of the Mediterranean, point plurimillennial meeting and fruitful irradiation of Western civilization.


itinerari Camarina Museum

Camarina Museum

A few kilometers from the village of Scoglitti vittoriese are preserved the ruins of the city of Camarina, proud and indomitable Greek colony who preferred to be destroyed several times rather than bow to the domain of the motherland Syracuse. Founded in the early sixth century BC on iblea Camarina costs recorded its most prosperous period in the Classical and Hellenistic, though it witnessed a continuity of life throughout the Late Antiquity. The city is still recognizable in its urban layout that stretches for about 190 hectares on the three hills. The imposing walls, still visible in some parts, surrounded the city for almost seven kilometers. Two are, however, recognized the temples so far: the Athenaion dedicated to Athena and incorporated into the nineteenth-century Baglio farmhouse now functions as a museum, and an extra-urban sanctuary dedicated to Persephone.


itinerari Randello nature reserve

Randello nature reserve

The "Nature Reserve Cava Club" Integral is located between Punta Braccetto and Scoglitti. The reserve consists of a pine forest, and the small bay that is there first, it winds gently down to the sandy beach from the hill located between Cozzo Campisi and Passo Marinaro and is crossed by two streams (the Rifriscolaro and Oani) that with their waters form a large area of reeds.
The oasis of Cava Club covers an area of about 156 hectares and is an important habitat in the province of Ragusa, is home to tree species of various types including Eucalyptus, Cupressus sempervirens (cypress), Quercus Ilex (holm oak) and Quercus Coccifera (Oak spinosa).
In this area it is also situated some necropolis (V - II a.c.) relevant to the archaeological site of Kamarina.


itinerari The water mill - Modica

The water mill - Modica

The Watermill "Cavallo d'Ispica", original peasant jewel of the eighteenth century, is located in the north of the archaeological site of Cava d'Ispica valley, a few kilometers from the Baroque ibleo of Modica, the birthplace of the poet Quasimodo and famous for the famous chocolate.
The old mill, thanks to the constant dedication handed down for four generations by the Cerrato family and well-preserved environment, is today an indispensable witness to a farming now extinct, that lives within the walls of this site, visited each year by thousands of tourists from around the world, school groups and study trips.
Visitors can see the remains of ancient art made of tools and everyday objects and take a path so that in times majestic, fascinating waterfalls and ancient mills unfolds in history.
The visit to the Watermill-Museum is available every day of the year. For visitors it is going to visit with the help of local guides in Italian or by audio guides in English, French and German. In both cases, the visitor is guided through a thematic route that develops in two stages: the Museum and the Mill.
The museum includes the caves and environments rich in various kits and tools of the time, that reconstruct perfectly the rural and domestic life of the millers family.
The mill, however, combines the knowledge and ingenuity art peasant charm and the tranquility of the place.


itinerari The furnace Penna - Sampieri

The furnace Penna - Sampieri

Fornace Penna was built between 1909 and 1912 by the engineer Ignatius Emmolo, who graduated in mathematics in Catania and in civil engineering in Naples in 1895. By creating the company with the support of Baron William Pen, he chose the site "Punta Pisciotto" close to the sea, for the following reasons:
the waters are deep enough to allow the docking of ships [1],
the presence of the railway,
the nearby clay pit, about 200 meters, for the raw material,
the availability of abundant water from a local karst spring.
The factory produced bricks that were exported to many Mediterranean countries: much of Tripoli (Libya) after the 1911 war was built with bricks of "Pisciotto". He worked from six in the morning until dusk, from May to September; with the first rains the Fornace Penna was closed. They have found employment a hundred workers aged between 16 and 18 years. The termination of an establishment occurred during the night of January 26, 1924, due to an arson that destroyed it in a few hours. .
The furnace was Hoffmann type and consisted of sixteen rooms arranged in a ring long and five meters wide three thirty each. The forced draft was exercised from a chimney 41 meters high and the plant was 86 meters long. In the east (32 long and 25 meters wide) was destined to machinery. The engine room housed two sprayers hammer; a kneader to large propellers, supplied by, bucket elevators, two laminators with spinnerets for the production of crackers, hard bricks and tiles curved or bent tiles, a revolver press for the production of roof tiles to Marseilles, a press for the production of tiles ridge. There was also a small compartment for the manufacture of molds, roofing tiles and sliding rollers for the carriages of the dies.


itinerari Mother Church Santa Maria delle Stelle - Comiso

Mother Church Santa Maria delle Stelle - Comiso

Dedicated to Santa Maria delle Stelle, it was built in 1300, on the remains of an earlier temple dedicated to Santa Maria del Mulino. It has a facade, completed in 1936, in neoclassical style by the engineer Santoro Century. The interior is made from the abundance of magnificent works of art, paintings, sculptures and sacred tombs. Construction XIV century beginning. 1699 completion.


itinerari Museum of Costume and kitchen - Scicli

Museum of Costume and kitchen - Scicli

Costume Museum of Mediterranean and Material Culture in the Iblei, long name because the story it tells, that of people who have crossed in the cradle of civilization, giving rise to customs and traditions become costumes.
The museum is located in the baroque heart of Scicli, at number 65 of the famous street Mormino Pen, in a former monastery once attached to the church of San Michele. Set up by the cultural Island in the halls of the Opera Pia Carpentieri, it consists of six sections that tell the "history of costume in the Iblei and, more generally, in Sicily and the Mediterranean".
Rich exposure: includes ethnographic artifacts along with the photographic and audiovisual archival records, the result of research conducted in the territory since the second half of the '90s.
In the description of the structure, it is stated that "at the Museum of Costume has been joined a unit dedicated to the kitchen which is the first exhibition of the nucleus of the Kitchen Museum.
It is thus possible to know the world of cooking implements and tools, the various stages of production of bread, references to the cycle of wheat, the relationship with the work and life of the peasant, the power of the past. " The two museums are the units of the Territory Museum.


itinerari Cava Porcaro - Comiso

Cava Porcaro - Comiso

The Archaeological Park of Cava Porcaro is located in the beautiful scenery of the Hyblean Mountains, between deep valleys and steep slopes. The park occupies an area of about 27 hectares between the two Torrents Cucca and Porcaro at an altitude between 300 and 400 meters above sea level. To those who love to experience nature in all its aspects, the Cava Porcaro Park offers beautiful spaces to enjoy the landscape: Newfoundland Houses, old stone building completely renovated, is the heart of many activities. For exhibitions and conferences, the building houses large meeting spaces.
The theater, in a natural basin that looks toward Comiso and the sea, is the home of shows and concerts. The Large and equipped recreation area offers the opportunity to spend time outdoors for recreation, picnic and relax around ponds, lawns and play areas. green classroom in the shade of a carob tree, where follow outdoor botany lessons and courses on the environment and ecology.


Discounts

Courtesy carChildren's play areaDryercafe DogsBar kioskSeaside showersHot showersCoin-operated washing machineSunbeds and sunshades 9-seater minibusMountain bikesKayak hireGymCar park with barrierChildren's slidessurfingWi-Fi throughout the campsite