Ragusa is one of the most flourishing areas of Sicily. Here you can find 18 sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Sicily is the result of the mix of various cultural influences and dominations and it preserves baroque pearls and a rich historical, artistic, architectural and culturale heritage, with amazing landscapes. Especially the area of Ragusa features 18 monuments of the baroque period, which have been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Few kilometers away from Ragusa, there are the other towns of the Late Baroque, such as Catania, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Militello, Scicli, Modica and Caltagirone, known for its traditional pottery. Modica is known for its production of refined Sicilian chocolate, while the countryside and the traditional products of Chiaramonte Gulfi are only few km away.
The area is also known for being the setting of the adventures of Montalbano, by Camillery, in the area of Punta Secca.
Ragusa is candidate as Capital of Culture for 2020.