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
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.
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