|Category:||Destinations We Visit on Our Sicily Mainland Vacations|
|Author:||Sophie Townsey||Updated:||Jan 30, 2019||Views:||4,981|
|Tags:||regusa ragusa sicily city center ragusa baroque sicily|
Ragusa, Ibla, and the Sicilian "Food Valley"
Ragusa is the southernmost capital of Sicily famous for its Baroque history and art, crystal-clear beaches, massive selection of fine wine and cuisine, aristocratic 1700s’ palaces and quaint cities reminiscent of cozy Nativity scene reproductions.
Its old centre, Ibla, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its bridges and beautiful 42 churches.
The Ragusa province is very fertile, as if kissed by the goddess herself. This is a sort of Sicilian Food Valley where people sell products straight from the local farms and restaurants, like almonds, milk, tomatoes, cheese, jagged lavender, capers from Ibla, the prestigious wines and the famous chocolate from Modica.
The cuisine is land based and reflects the historic empires that ruled over the island and their cooking styles: Magna Graecia, the Arabs’ desserts, variety of meats cooked in the Jewish tradition, the delicacies of the “monsieurs,” the French cooks of the aristocratic families, however, filtered through the use of Sicilian products.