Travel and Culture in Sicily
Ragusa is the southern-most chief town of Italy and it is situated at an altitude of more than 500 metres. The territory of Ragusa municipality goes as far as the sea, where you can visit, among other places, the refined seaside resort Marina di Ragusa.
The modern part of the town is cut in two by a valley that is united by three parallel bridges: the old bridge, the new bridge (1937) and the brand new bridge (1964). Ragusa Ibla and Ragusa Centro were built with tender and hard limestone and with asphaltic stone and recently they have been declared as a Heritage of mankind (Unesco). The Ragusa territory (the southern-most chief town of a province in Italy) extends as far as the Mediterranean sea; in fact Marina di Ragusa is a hamlet of Ragusa municipality.
It is possible to reach Ragusa by plane, by landing in the international airport in Catania (that is the nearest one), that is 114 Km from Ragusa or in the more distant Punta Raisi airport in Palermo, that is 279 km away from Ragusa. From the airports in Catania and Palermo a bus service allows tourists to get to Ragusa station, which is in Zama Street (for any information about timetables and costs you can visit the following sites: gesap.it, saisautolinee.it, interbus.it.
By Ibla Italian Language School, Ragusa