an administrative division of Scicli, is a lovely village along
the Ragusa coast. A miraculous apparition of the Virgin was reported
in 1091, that, it is alleged, saved the village from the Arab fleet
who were attempting to re-conquer Sicily, occupied by the Normans.
name right refers to the “Illuminated Virgin” appeared
that night. Thanks to its favorable location, Donnalucata became
a natural harbor area of Scicli, hence called Marsa Sikla (Arabic
for “Scicli’s Port”) during the Arabian rule.
Fishing, farming and, recently, tourism, have been the main resources
of this tiny and picturesque village endowed with large and beautiful
beaches and developed tourism facilities. Arts lovers can enjoy
a visit to the Duomo, built in 1883 in blocks of white limestone,
and the Chiesa della Madonna delle Milizie, dating from the Norman
occupation, but largely refurbished over the centuries. Of the original
structure only survive sections of a tower and a monastery.
Castello di Donnafugata
Marina di Modica
Marina di Ragusa