Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

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It Was Time To Move On, The Tour Buses Were Starting To...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about Ragusa:

“Like a grand old dame, Ragusa is a dignified and well-aged provincial town largely overlooked by tourists. Like every other town in the region, Ragusa collapsed after the 1693 earthquake; a new town called Ragusa Superiore was built on a high plateau above the original settlement. But the old aristocracy were loathe to leave their tottering palazzi and rebuilt Ragusa Ibla on the original site. The two towns were only merged in 1927.

Grand churches and palazzi line the twisting, narrow streets of Ragusa Ibla, interspersed with gelaterie and delightful piazzas where the local elderly gather on benches.

The cathedral, with its magnificent neoclassical dome and stained-glass windows, dates from 1739. The smaller Chiesa di San Giuseppe is on Piazza Pola, east of Piazza del Duomo.”

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

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