Ragusa Car Rental

Situated in the heart of the Val di Noto, on the Hyblaean mountains, Ragusa is surrounded by natural beauty and boasts a rich historical heritage, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1693, Ragusa was entirely rebuilt and divided into the two large districts of Ragusa Superiore and Ragusa Ibla; the first, also known as the “city of bridges” took on a more modern appearance, while the second was rebuilt according to the original medieval layout.

Visiting the city means immersing yourself in the uniqueness of Sicilian Baroque, but also having the opportunity to taste the excellent local cuisine made up of tasty dishes strongly linked to peasant traditions.

What to see in Ragusa: a tour of art and nature

A car is the best means of transport to discover all the attractions of Ragusa and its surroundings, because it allows you to move comfortably from one place to another and to bring all you need for a day out in nature or at the beach.

To rent a car in Ragusa you can head to the Maggiore office in Via Psaumida, where you will find a car to suit your needs, as well as a range of additional services, such as the rental of child seats or GPS with integrated TV.

Renting a car with Maggiore is very easy and, what’s more, you have at your disposal the experience of a company with a long history that has always made safety a top priority.
Your trip can start from Ragusa Ibla, the historic city centre, where some of the most important monuments are located.

Park your car and walk through the marvellous maze of alleyways and stairways lined with fascinating buildings.

From here you can also admire unique views, such as the one visible from the steps of the Santa Maria delle Scale.

The monuments worth seeing are the 18th-century Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, which also houses the Museum of the Cathedral, the Church of San Giorgio, a magnificent building in the Hyblaean Baroque style, and the Church of the Santissime Anime del Purgatorio, also in Baroque style.

Also worth seeing in Ragusa are the aristocratic palazzos, such as Palazzo Cosentini, Palazzo Bertini and Palazzo Zacco. If you want to enjoy the view, head to the Ibleo Garden, a true oasis of tranquillity that also houses the Portale di San Giorgio, the remains of a 13th century Gothic church.

Once you have enjoyed all the attractions of the city, you can take the car and set off to discover the beauty of the surrounding area.


Places to visit near Ragusa

There are many architectural and scenic beauties in the vicinity of Ragusa.

Take the SP13 road and after about 30 km you will reach the archaeological site of Kamarina and the nearby museum where the remains of the city of the same name are preserved. You can then head to the Archaeological Park of Caucana, located on the road that connects Punta Secca with Marina di Ragusa.

Not far from this site is another must-see place in the area around Ragusa, namely the Castello di Donnafugata, built by Bernardo Cabrera and now home to an important museum.

If you love castles, then Ragusa is the place for you. In fact, the province is full of magnificent fortresses such as the Donnafugata Castle, the Naselli d’Aragona Castle, in the heart of Comiso, the Castle of the Princes in Biscari ad Acate, the Colonna Enriquez Castle in Vittoria and the Castle of the Counts, symbol of Modica.

After a beautiful tour of these amazing places, get back in your car and drive inland, where a real gem awaits you, Monterosso Almo, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy.” While here, you must visit the Calaforno Hypogeum and the Church of San Giovanni, dedicated to the town’s patron saint.

Ragusa and the surrounding area hold another treasure to discover: the eight late-Baroque towns of the Val di Noto, which were recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2002.

This widespread site not only includes Ragusa, but also the beautiful villages of Caltagirone, Militello in Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide and Scicli. Stop to admire the charm of the Santa Maria del Monte steps in Caltagirone, the Duomo di San Giorgio in Modica or the Cathedral of San Nicolò in Noto.


Relax on the most beautiful beaches near Ragusa

There is no shortage of art and history in and around Ragusa, but the beach and coastline are just as impressive!

The Hyblaean coast is truly spectacular and you can discover its most beautiful beaches by car, enjoying a relaxing afternoon with your family.

The most captivating beaches on the coast are Scoglitti, a hamlet of Vittoria, Punta Secca, famous for being the home of Commissioner Montalbano, Maganuco in Modica, Pietre Nere in Pozzallo, and Bove Marino, a rocky coastline between Pozzallo and Santa Maria di Focallo.

About 40 minutes by car from Ragusa is also the beautiful beach of Cava d’Aliga while going up the coast for about 28 km you arrive at the beach of Punta Braccetto, characterised by a long sandy beach and rocky coast.

The beaches and places to visit in Ragusa and the surrounding area do not end here, and with a rental car you can take different routes and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of these magical places.