Ragusa Ibla

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Ragusa Ibla
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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BetsyValletta
Malta39 contributions
Dec 2021
It is the old part of Ragusa. The roads around it are very narrow but very beautiful. Worth a visit!
Written January 2, 2022
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Pruguy
Bensalem, PA738 contributions
Aug 2021
Easy walking tour of the town if you don't mind hills. The town square is very nice with a couple of churches and several restaurants and shops nearby. Also a nice garden at the bottom of the hill. We enjoyed our time there.
Written January 1, 2022
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HullMick_13
Hunton, UK205 contributions
Nov 2021
Last week of November, and i couldn't find a Bar open for a drink anywhere (and it was my birthday), but without tourists most places were shut. In the evening, it came to life.
Written December 6, 2021
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,653 contributions
Aug 2021
Ragusa Ibla is an urban organism so well preserved in its traditional forms that it seems "fake". In short, it could bring to mind some outlets that in many corners of Italy (and not just Italy) mimic the vernacular architecture of the nearby area. This happens in the wake of the postmodern trend, that any construction, even if its fictional nature is transparent, has a right of citizenship, as long as it's accepted by users (the implicit model is Las Vegas).
Yet Ibla isn't a fake. In the sense that its current urban form is the effect of an authentic sedimentation of architectures and urban spaces hardly altered by contemporaneity as for their tangible form. And of a sedimentation that - the chronicles tell us - already in the aftermath of the 1693 earthquake that destroyed south-eastern Sicily (and however gave us the baroque excellence of its cities), is considered obsolete by some of the citizens; which in fact are pressing for an expansion of the urban fabric towards what will later be "Ragusa Alta". The process goes on to the point that today Ragusa Alta is the center and Ibla is an appendix.
Ibla is far from being perfectly and totally restored today; but its image as the archetype of the pre-modern urban form is already so well established that Ibla has today assumed a pre-eminent position as a place of entertainment and city nightlife: it's the "consumer city", in contrast to Ragusa Alta, "producer city" .
Due to its physical position, perched on a cliff that is like a natural fortress, it reminded me of illustrious cities in central Italy, such as Orvieto or Pitigliano. But as for its character, as a "minor" appendage to a larger urban organism, which doesn't surround it but keeps it on the edge, it reminded me of another illustrious city like Bergamo.
The excellence of the examples I have mentioned now seems to guarantee - I believe - that Ibla has a happy future; that it has overcome the worst period of its existence, the one (1960-1980) in which, not only in Italy but throughout the world, urban organisms such as Ibla were considered residues of the past, and without a future. Now the future of Ibla exists, and the attribution to the baroque cities of south-eastern Sicily of the title of "UNESCO World Heritage" (2002) is a further guarantee in this sense.
Written December 3, 2021
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK753 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Wonderful old town full of character. It's great to wonder the old streets (mainly uphill....). The Duomo is the main attraction but the gardens just down from it were excellent. Not to be missed. Views from the top are very good.
Written November 19, 2021
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,377 contributions
Sep 2021
Of course it is all for tourists and driving a car can be a nightmare but in the end it is a very charming old town, with lots to see and discover. It is not that big so for a tow night stay I recommend the walk up the stairs (exhilarating but greta views) but for a nice, relaxing but also cultural day a very nice place to be.
Written November 3, 2021
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Gonadgimp
Cambridgeshire, UK70 contributions
Oct 2021
This is the old town of Ragusa and very much worth a visit. Lots of beautiful buildings and history as well as a lovely central piazza area with great cafes and restaurants.
Free parking but you have to look hard perhaps. Steep walking and lots of steps all around the town if that bothers you.
Written October 29, 2021
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Corway
Sicily, Italy293 contributions
Sep 2021
Even though Ibla is rather small, it is absolutely stunning and a day can be spent getting lost in the endless hidden lands and myriad steps that always make you feel you're going up when you're going down and vice versa.

Of all the baroque places in south east Sicily, I found Ragusa Ibla (and Superiore) to be the most enticing and endearing.
Written October 15, 2021
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Coldings
Copenhagen, Denmark454 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The old city of Ragusa is not only spectacularly located but also offers great walks in the narrow old Streets and a stylish, animated life on the large Piazza below the Duomo.
Written September 26, 2021
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LAtravelover1
Los Angeles, CA251 contributions
Sep 2021
We stayed in Ibla and walked to Superior - we preferred Ibla even though best view is from the St Maria steps. More to see in Ibla and great places to eat
Written September 15, 2021
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