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Very interesting place. I wonder if the name has anything to do with the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. It was known for centuries as Ragusa too.

Does anyone know if there is a relation between the two places?
 

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No relation between the two places, The name of Ragusa in sicily is very old, the ancient Greeks called this place as "Rogos", it means "place with many crops and rich".
 

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looks like nice place to live in.
 

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Great pics, good Job.
I want visit this town next summer
 

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In the ancient hellenic world, Ragusa was called Hybla. The old town named the mountain range the Hyblaean mountains. Ragusa is in the heart of hyblean mountains. The Italian State has created the national park of Hyblean mountains to ensure their preservation. The Hyblean Mountains are characterized by gentle slopes, interrupted by sharp valleys. In the central area are numerous woods which are intermingled with the typical dry stone walls of south-eastern Sicily, also they are composed by highlands very fertile with huge cultivations of olive trees, birchs, vines, agrumes and almonds, other grows include grain, maize and others.





The lake of Santa Rosalia near Ragusa



The national park includes more of 20 archaelogical site (From Paleolithic Times to the middle age)



There is a good precipitation, especially during winter. (about 1000 mm)
Sometimes it snows in february:nuts:

This is the gate of the old castle built by Manfredi Chiaramonte Count of Ragusa


Monte Casasia


The ancient Greeks also called this place as "Rogos", it means "place with many crops and rich". Now the Ragusashire produces a good part of italian grain.



This is the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista

 

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This is the gate of the old castle built by Manfredi Chiaramonte Count of Ragusa
Hey Dalla Contea,
the picture above is the Porta dell'Annunziata in Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa) also called Arco dell'Annunziata. It was part of the defensive wall of the XIV° century.

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Thanks for helping with the fotos! ;)

The only Gate left in Ragusa is Porta Walter - the South Gate built just after the earthquake.
 

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^^Sorry you're right Sal! :cheers:

Some interesting photos from Marina di Ragusa a sea village situated about 20 km. far from Ragusa





















The Marina's waterfront








The natural reserve of irminio river






The Ragusa's countryside








The Castle of Donnafugata


Ibla






 
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