Ragusa Ibla

Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ragusa has two distinct areas: The lower and older town is called Ragusa Ibla; the upper town is called Ragusa Superiore. The two halves are separated by the a deep ravine (Valle dei Ponti). Ragusa contains nine major churches and seven major palazzi, all Baroque.

 

Ragusa Ibla

Ragusa Ibla seen from Ragusa Superiore (close to the church Santa Maria delle Scale).

 

baroque balcony in Ragusa Ibla

A beautiful baroque balcony in Ragusa Ibla.

 

Ragusa, Sicily: Dormition of the Virgin (1538, the Gagini school). Coloured terracotta. The church of Santa Maria delle Scale

The Dormition of the Virgin (1538, the Gagini school). Coloured terracotta. The church of Santa Maria delle Scale.

 

 

Detail of the Dormition of the Virgin (1538, the Gagini school). Coloured terracotta. The church of Santa Maria delle Scale

The Dormition of the Virgin (1538, the Gagini school). Coloured terracotta. The church of Santa Maria delle Scale.

 

 

Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

Ragusa Ibla as you walk down from Ragusa Superiore.

 

 

Ragusa Ibla: Grotesque head under the balcony of Palazzo Cosentini

Grotesque head under the balcony of Palazzo Cosentini (18th century).

 

Balcony on Palazzo la Rocca in Ragusa

Baroque balcony corbel: Palazzo la Rocca in Ragusa: Man with glasses and facial nerve paralysis.

 

Baroque balcony corbels, Ragusa

Baroque balcony corbel, Ragusa

 

Baroque balcony corbels, Ragusa

One of many baroque balcony corbels to be found in Ragusa.

 

Cat in Ragusa Ibla

Cat resting in Ragusa Ibla.

 

 

Fiat 500 outside De Stefano Palace - Luxury Hotel, Ragusa Superiore

Fiat 500: This beauty was spotted outside De Stefano Palace - Luxury Hotel in Ragusa Superiore.

 

Old women in Ragusa Ibla

Moving scene in Ragusa Ibla: One old woman giving food to another by pushing the food on a plank.

 

 

Sicily: Ragusa Ibla

WTF - a Norwegian photographer here???

 

 

Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Itria campanile, Ragusa Ibla

Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Itria with its restored campanile.

 

 

Duomo di San Giorgio, designed by Rosario Gagliardi

Duomo di San Giorgio (the cathedral), designed by Rosario Gagliardi. Built 1744-1775

 

 

Duomo di San Giorgio, Ragusa, Sicily

The piazza in front of the cathedral.

 

 

 

Ragusa Ibla: Portal of the church of San Georgio Vecchio

Portal of the church of San Giorgio Vecchio (15th century). The relief shows St. George killing the dragon. The rest of the church was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1693.

 

 

Church of the Purgatory, Ragusa Ibla

Church of the Purgatory, Ragusa Ibla.

Church of the Purgatory, Ragusa Ibla

Church of the Purgatory, Ragusa Ibla

 

 

 

Chiesa della Maddalena (church of Santa Maria Maddalena), Ragusa

Memento mori. Decoration over the window over the entrance. Chiesa della Maddalena (church of Santa Maria Maddalena), first built in the seventeenth century and later re-built (18th century).

 

 

Ragusa, Sicilia

Ragusa.

 

Ragusa Ibla by night

Ragusa Ibla by night.

 

 

Sicily: Ragusa Ibla. Chiesa di San Giuseppe

Chiesa di San Giuseppe (1590 and redesigned in the second half of the 18th century by the Carmelite monk Alberto Maria, according to the Blue Guide Sicily).

 

 

Chiesa di San Giacomo Apostolo (1563) in the Public Gardens. Sicilia: Ragusa Ibla

Chiesa di San Giacomo Apostolo (1563) in the Public Gardens.

 

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Ragusa Ibla

A view from Ragusa Ibla