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By Air

The airport V. Magliocco is about 15 km from Dubrovnik, it was used until after the war from the beginning of the seventies British Airways and during the last years of the Cold War as NATO Air Force Base.After a major restructuring in the years 2004 - 2010, with the construction of a new terminal building and complete renovation of the runway and apron the airport expects to complete testing and certification of the ENAC.The airport aims to become the 3 rd stop Sicilian relying on a catchment area of about one million people considering the province of Ragusa, Siracusa, Caltanissetta, Caltagirone area and also will work in synergy with the Airport Catania, especially when due to the eruption of the Etna latter port was closed to air traffic.The plans are expected to host the So.A.Co charter flights and low cost airlines and has also thought about using the airport for the transport of goods produced in the Ragusa highly perishable due to the presence of floral and fruit and vegetable market Victory.

By Train

The station in Dubrovnik was built on the southern outskirts of the town at the end of 1800 at the new expansion area and the first train will transit 18 June 1893.It was renovated during the Fascist period bombed during the Second World War then rebuilt with the current but over the years the city has now engulfed the station is located in the city center.After the cuts implemented by the RFI in the 90 regional trains only pass through the station.The beam track is located west of the station and there are 2 tracks both equipped with docks connected by walkways and shelters for the movement of passengers.The station in Dubrovnik is situated in Piazza del Popolo in the vicinity of the Civil Hospital and the Provincial Command of the Carabinieri.

By Bus

In Ragusa the means of transport used is the car-one of the city in Italy with the highest per capita consumption of fuel while the main public transport is the bus which does not appear to be widely used.The bus service is operated from the auction in the city (Sicily Transportation Company), which operates a series of lines that reach every district of the city.The terminus of the main urban services are the "Node Zama" which is located next to the bus station and the "People's Square Knot" which is located opposite the train station.Of the 15 routes operated only in Ragusa night service held the line 3 (last bus at 01:00) with runs between downtown and the Baroque district of Ibla.During the summer the lines operated in the capital are joined by two others (lines A and B) serving the village of Marina di Ragusa.

By Ferry

The port of Marina has been designed in the late eighties but for bureaucratic reasons the work was stopped.Only thanks to the funds of the 'European Union the port has been funded and the work could begin officially' s April 11, 2006, the company entrusted Tecnis.The port which has a capacity of over eight hundred berths was declared operational on July 3, 2009, when they entered the first Maltese boat.The port will host the new captaincy with that already present in the port of Pozzallo in order to better security service for the entire coastal strip Iblea then there will be a direct ferry service to the Maltese archipelago which is only 80 km.

By Road

The entire road system needs radical surgery even considering the fact that it is one of the most important production centers of Italy, not having an efficient rail system is forced to an intensive use of road transport.Southwestern Sicily, comes from Syracuse the major urban centers across the province and continues to Gela.Modica-Ragusa old location much less of today's busy SS115 connects Ragusa Modica.

Key places to visit
Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, Circle of conversation, Donnafugata Castle, Ibleo Archaeological Museum, Mount Arcibessi, Ibleo Garden


Places to Visit

Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista

is the cathedral of the diocese of Ragusa.The church before the earthquake of 1693, rose in the west of the ancient town of Dubrovnik under the walls of the medieval castle, where now stands the church of St. Agnes, built on its ruins in the late eighteenth century.Severely damaged by earthquake, rebuilt in the middle is the new town of Ragusa in the district of "homeland." On April 15th of 1694 the first stone was laid and the church was full after just four months, so much so that August 16 was opened for worship in a solemn ceremony attended by all the elders of the County.The short time it took for the building indicates that it was a small church, inadequate to the demands of the new district of the town expanding.In 1718 it began, therefore, the same construction site of a larger church.Two "master builders" of Acireale, Joseph and John Archdeacon recovery, may have played a role in planning, and some architectural details of the elevations of the church of St. John are typical of the baroque monuments of the Aces and Catanese, like features pilasters embossed or monumental portal (which has significant similarities with the marble portal of the Cathedral of Acireale ).There is also a square.

Circle of conversation

is a palace in Dubrovnik, located in the district's Ibla, Piazza del Duomo.Also known as knights of coffee, a rare example of a stable built specifically for this purpose.The building was built in 1850 -style neo-classical town aristocracy, in order to have a dedicated area where you can talk and spend time, remote and isolated from ordinary people.The prospectus, which is spread over one floor, has three doors framed by six pilasters with fluted capitals of the Doric order. The ledge, as it wants this style, is decorated with triglyphs and the gates are three bas-reliefs of winged two women holding up a lamp and two sphinxes at the sides.At the center, like crowning glory, is finally put the sign of the building, decorated with the coat of arms of the city, flanked by two lions anthropomorphic and surrounded by a garland of flowers.The lavish ballroom shows a ceiling fresco by Tino Del Campo Ragusa at the end of the nineteenth century, with an allegory of the arts and sciences and four medallions depicting the corners Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo and Vincenzo Bellini.Four large gilt-framed mirrors above the red damask sofa, red silk walls, curtains and a chandelier made of copper, consisting of a pumpkin with its branches, complete the furnishings.The other rooms, six in all (seven with the party room) are just as prestigious, dedicated to games and reading.A lovely garden setting makes it one of the most exclusive and pleasant city.

Donnafugata Castle

is about 15 kilometers from Dubrovnik.Contrary to what the name might suggest it is not a real castle but a medieval nobleman's sumptuous home of the late 800.The house towered over the possessions of those who were wealthy family Spuches Arezzo.Since the arrival the castle reveals its magnificence.The building covers an area of 2500 square meters and a large Neo-Gothic facade, crowned by two towers side welcomes visitors.Around the castle there is a large and monumental park of 8 hectares.Had more than 1500 plant species and various "distractions" that had to cheer and entertain guests, as the circular temple, the Coffee House (to refresh), some "caves" with fake stalactites artificial (in the temple) or the particular maze stone walls built in the typical dry of Ragusa.The castle has been home over the years are different sets of film and television.In the "pool room" were filmed some scenes in the film The Viceroy, while on the terrace of the castle were shot several scenes of the drama The Inspector Montalbano.It just debunk the idea that in the film The Leopard by Luchino Visconti Castle there were scenes set in Ragusa as has been said for years seen the same name as the castle mentioned in the work.

Ibleo Archaeological Museum

The museum is located near Via Roma, attached to the head north of the bridge again.It is located on the first floor of the Mediterranean palace, built in the late fifties.The museum of archeology and ancient history of the province of Ragusa, from the Neolithic until late antiquity.Of particular prestige are the "Warrior of Castiglione" in the exposed section of the Sicilian villages, part of a necropolis of Kamarina and one of the kilns for firing clay taken from the site Scornavacche faithfully and reassembled inside the museum.

Mount Arcibessi

is the highest peak in the province of Ragusa and is part of the chain of Iblei.The mountain is not easily accessible because there is an adequate road network which you visit.In fact there is only one road that crosses and small size allows you to go to Chiaramonte Gulfi in Monterosso Almo.The street contains several sections and then a dirt road is not well suited to be traveled by car.It lends itself rather to be visited by mountain bike or cross bike.The peak offers a panorama stretching from the Mediterranean to the top of Mount Etna.In the area of Monte Arcibessi are fortified settlements ("castles") of the Bronze Age and of the Iron Age.Prehistoric settlements, remains of settlements inhabited Greek archaic examples of Hellenistic-Roman and Byzantine ruins and medieval.

Ibleo Garden

is the oldest of the four main gardens of Dubrovnik.The villa of Ragusa was built in 1858 on the initiative of some local nobility and most of the people who worked for free for the project execution.It stands on a rocky outcropping overlooking the valley of Irminio, at the east of approximately 385 m above sea level, the entrance is a magnificent avenue lined with many palm trees, is very well maintained and decorated with benches well-carved columns with carved stone vases in different shapes and an elegant balcony with limestone fence.Imposing house in the center of the monument to the fallen of the Great War.Inside you will find the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, St. James's Church and the Church of the Capuchins. Near the garden there are also the archaeological excavations of Ragusa, they have unearthed many relics of the ancient Hybla.

Right Time to Visit

May - September
November - February