Italian provinces and municipalities - Useful information and tour guide
- 12 Italian municipalities
- Population: 321.359 inhabitants
- Surface: 1.614,00 sq km
- Density: 199 inhabitants per square km
Located in the south-east of the island, that of Ragusa it is the youngest - and the smallest - of the Sicilian provinces.
The historic core called Ragusa Ibla, Together with Modica e scicli, is inserted in the World Heritage List UNESCO inside the Baroque site of the Val di Noto.
Its hinterland consists of the plateau of the Iblei mountains, while the coastal stretch extends from the sandy dunes of the Macconi to the north, up to the beautiful beaches of Pozzallo, to the south.
The coast has fine sandy beaches interspersed in an almost regular way by low rocks and bays of pebbles: unforgettable seaside villages of Scoglitti, Sampieri e drypoint (made far too famous by the scripts of the beloved Commissioner Montalbano).
The major settlements are characterized by the baroque imprint of the reconstruction that followed the 1693 earthquake: truly amazing baroque sets a Victory, to Comiso, to Modica (famous for its priceless chocolate), The scicli, and in the same Ragusa.
Even the smaller towns offer priceless scenarios: Camarina, with the Corinthian, Hellenistic and Roman remains, Chiaramonte Gulfi, with its steep stairways, Cava d'Ispica, with the necropolis and the cave dwellings, Donnalucata, with the baroque façades of the seaside buildings.
Provinces where the territory is currently divided