The provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa make up the south east corner of Sicily. First colonised by the Greeks in 600BC, Siracusa became ‘the most beautiful Greek city of all’. Nowadays it is famous for its ‘tear drop’ island of Ortigia and the impressive archeological park. However, the province is large, stretching down to the southerly most point of Sicily – Capo passero, and including the popular Marzamemi, the Vendicari nature reserve, as well as the towns of Noto, Avola and Pachino.
Ragusa is a smaller province taking in the UNESCO towns of Modica, Ragusa and Scicli, as well as local inland towns such as Monterosso Almo and Giarratana. To the west it includes the larger towns of Vittoria, Comiso and Acate on the large plain which stretches out towards Gela.
Both provinces are blessed with long spectacular coastlines, lots of beaches and pleasant towns as well as beautiful countryside which offers something for everyone.
Both are easily reached from Catania and Comiso airports. With the new motorway it will take around 40 minutes to reach Modica from Siracusa.