Ragusa, a city full of history
As a typical Southern Italian city, Ragusa is the epitome of relaxed simplicity and rural friendliness. History is implied not just by the city's name, which is derived from the long agricultural tradition and refers to the numerous cornfields the region. The long history can be seen in the pretty town, which makes Ragusa stand out from many small towns of Southern Italy. What makes Ragusa interesting as a location for your property - whether apartment or house - is something you can learn below.
As long as 2000 years ago, the region around Ragusa was populated amongst others by the Carthaginians, and that's no wonder, since the Southern coast of Sicily is just a short 100 km from the African continent. After the city was shaken by an earthquake in the 17th century, it was rebuilt almost in two parts: the "lower town" in the Eastern part was built on the site of the original Ragusa. Today numerous buildings in the Sicilian baroque style can be found here - for example, the Cathedral of San Giorgio. Three bridges cross a ravine to the higher, more recent district, which offers a great view over the old city and is home to the majority of the local population.
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The pristine city as a perfect location for your home
While Palermo is ruled by the hustle and bustle and crowds, you can experience the exact opposite in Ragusa. The often sandstone colored houses that rise in story format, awaken a primitive and sheltered impression. Tradition is very important for the residents: Annual celebrations in honor of Ragusa's Patron Saint and a street artist festival are held here regularly.
Traffic wise, Ragusa is easily accessible: By car or train, all parts of Sicily can be reached quickly, while just 10 kilometers away, airport Comiso allows international travel. The nearby small seaside town of Marina di Ragusa also offers refreshment on hot days.Ragusa is interesting for all those who prefer a relaxed and natural state of life to the lifestyle of larger cities. Ragusa rewards this choice with a unique historical cityscape, beautiful homes, a tradition-conscious population and Mediterranean temperatures.
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