Ragusa (Sicily)

Ragusa is a city in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Ragusa, on the island of Sicily. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has two distinct areas, the lower and older town of Ragusa Ibla, and the higher Ragusa Superiore (Upper Town). The two halves are separated by the Valle dei Ponti, a deep ravine crossed by four bridges, The most noteworthy of which is the eighteenth-century Ponte dei Cappuccini. Ragusa Ibla is home to a wide array of Baroque architecture, including several stunning palaces and churches. The Cathedral of San Giorgio started in 1738 by architect Rosario Gagliardi, in place of the temple destroyed by the 1693 earthquake, and of which is the only place in the city a Catalan-Gothic style portal can still be seen.

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A Medieval dish of purity that can be both savory or sweet

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Eggplant is the star of this popular southern Italian dish, we tell you how to make caponata siciliana di melanzane at home. 

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Cibo da strada or street food has existed since ancient times and Sicily’s capital is noted for deep fried delights such as cazzilli (potato croquettes), quaglie (eggplant quails) and panelle (chickpea fritters)
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A chocolate that dates back to the ancient culture of the Aztecs, arriving to the charming Baroque town of Modica makes for the perfect main ingredient for this rustic Italian cake.

What others are saying about Sicily

Hi, we are looking at purchasing a 2nd home in Sicily and are currently doing as much research as possible.  I think we are aware of most of the potential problems and the agent we are in touch with has been honest and helpful and was born in Sicily.

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I am looking for ways to move to Italy.  My parents were from Sicily and I reached out the embassy to get an Italian Passport but because my parents relinquished theirs to for the US I am not eligible.  Any ideas ???

 

Thank you in advance.

 

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Me and the wife dived on in and bought a small home outside of Monreale (PA), sight unseen from USA. We’ve been granted permission to see/secure it and one of the major tasks is to get utilities up and running. Does anyone have advice about electricity, gas, water, internet, garbage?