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.

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@mcmcmc asks:

Hello, 

I wondered if anybody could help with getting a GP - family doctor... when i inquired in Modica at the polyambulatorio office, they said that

that I would have to pay from around 370 euros a year (more depending on income) in order to be part of the  Italian NHS system. 

@SandraEric asks:

Is it cheaper to live in Italy than the US?

Hi All,

Does anyone have a contact telephone or email address for a Mr Giovanni Caruso who is a an olive trees expert using a polyconic vase pruning system to revive olive trees?  I have seen online he runs workshops in Sicily but cannot find any contact details.