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Make a holiday rental home or villa in the Ragusa, Sicily your home away from home

Ragusa is simply jaw-droppingly beautiful. Having been destroyed by a huge earthquake in 1693, the whole town was rebuilt in a Baroque style, giving it a unique, unified style. The town clings to the side of a gorge, with houses, churches and palaces seemingly built on top of each other in a shambolic yet truly appealing style. Ragusa is off the beaten track in Sicily, which is a huge surprise, yet a real advantage for those who do travel to a Ragusa villa as the culture is completely untainted.

Things to do in the Ragusa, Sicily

Walking through the town upon your arrival is a real treat. The whole region has been placed on the UNESCO world Heritage area, with 18 specific buildings placed under protection by them. You will certainly be inspired by the brilliance and beauty of the town, especially when you discover the Basilica di San Giorgio, the Giardino Ibleo Gardens and the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista.

The beaches that surround Ragusa are beautifully empty all year round. The lack of tourist crowds mean that the beaches are clean and secluded, perfect for lazy days in the sun. Tourist facilities are thin on the beaches, but if you want to go sailing or scuba diving, there are ample opportunities.

The secluded nature of the town has meant that the culture is quite unique to Ragusa. The dialect can be hard for even Italians to understand, and the dishes served in the restaurants, including panatigghie, a pastry filled with meat, cinnamon and cocoa, cannot be found anywhere else. If you are staying in a Ragusa villa, a tour of local restaurants is a fantastic experience, and if you are feeling adventurous, there are plenty of opportunities to take a recipe and re-create Ragusa cuisine in your own, self catering Ragusa accommodation.

Places to visit on holiday to Ragusa, Sicily

If you have the time during your holiday, a visit to the Aeolian Islands is well worth the effort. The islands are beautifully wild, with four active volcanic islands, some magnificent diving as well as a huge range of walking routes and beautiful beaches.

Weather in Ragusa, Sicily

Ragusa’s climate is exceptional. During the summer months, daily temperatures are rarely less than 32°C in the middle of the day, making a Ragusa villa with a pool a priceless asset. Temperatures remain blissfully warm long into the evening, allowing you to walk the atmospheric streets or picnic on the beach in the evenings.

Cheap flights to Ragusa, Sicily

Catania Airport (CTA) is located 100km from a holiday rental villa in Ragusa. Taking a hire car is advisable as Ragusa is very remote and secluded, but the journey is certainly worth it many times over. ThomsonFly provide direct flights to Catania from the Manchester (MAN) and London Gatwick (LGW).

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                                                                                                      This is a very beautiful house in an extraordinary city

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay in Sicily over the New Year and the view of fireworks over the hillside from the balconies will stay with us for a very long time. The house is great, beautifully decorated and (so long as you can deal with lots of stairs) the location in Modica Alta is outstanding. The hosting from Aurora was faultless and we had everything we needed for a memorable holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Very nice place, friendly owner

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The house was very nicely presented and we liked the location near Modica. Modica itself is a very nice town to visit and the countryside is lovely. Not to far to the local sites Ragusa 30 mins, Siracusa circa 1 hour. The house is out in the country and the grounds are gated and walled. There are two decent looking restaurants within walking distance, didn't go in as had babies with us and the restaurants open quite late (for Brits). Communication with Giorgio was very efficient, but all in Italian. In the days of google translate generally no problem, but a guide to the house and info about the local area in English would be a good addition. The gas, electric and local taxes were paid at the end of the stay and a schedule of unit costs in the house would have helped us prepare for departure. Stayed off season. The house has everything we needed. Unfortunately weather wasn't great and perhaps the layout isn't ideal if the weather isn't nice as the communal sitting area has just one sofa, there were lots of other seats, but not of the comfy variety. There is a pool, but it is closed at this time of year so can't comment on that. So excellent house, and helpful owner would be 5 stars, but a few minor niggles
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay in Modica and in this comfortable, tastefully planned and decorated apartment. Everything you could need is provided including kitchen equipment, bed linen, towels, a stereo and tv. Basic ingredients (tea, coffee, oil, salt pepper etc) were available as were maps and guidebooks. There is good information about the town and recommendations for local restaurants which we followed and agreed with. There is a very reasonably priced supermarket a short walk away. The apartment is in the heart of the old town and staying here feels very authentic and off the beaten track - you are surrounded by local people living their daily lives. It was quiet and secluded with glorious views. The terrace has views of Chiesa San Giorgio as well as the old town. Air Con works well. There was a problem with the water when we first arrived (outwith the owner's control) but it was quickly resolved with a personal and attentive service. We would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. The apartment provided excellent value for money and the owner was easy to contact and deal with. Key collection was very easy - the best we have experienced as there was no need to agree a strict time in advance and end up standing around waiting. Fantastic holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016