its not very propitious climate and grounds, the province of Ragusa
is primarily an agricultural area. The hard work of generations
of peasants and farmers, intense works of deforestation and reclamation
over the centuries have resulted in a modern agriculture with high
output and income levels. The technological development of the last
years has been also fundamental to the economy.
Valley of the Ippari river is a major agricultural area, important
for the output of early fruit, vegetables, citrus fruit and flowers,
and for the presence of the agricultural market of Vittoria, a precious
support for the trade and marketing of the products. The hothouse
cultivation, mostly located on the coast, is also worth-mentioning.
industry, that in Sicily has only recently developed in comparison
with the rest of Italy, has been played an increasingly important
role, and represents today a considerable source of income and employement.
The main industrial activities are those involved in processing
and marketing the agricultural products. Thus, a great number of
oil and flour mills, cheese, confectionery and wine factories are
spread across the entire territory. The building (notably stone,
asphalt, and black-stone factories), and the mining industry (oil
is extracted in the area of Marina di Ragusa), have been growing
tourism is as much important today, at last able to take advantage
of the range of archaeological, artistic and naturalistic riches
of the province. Notably, the last decade has seen an outstanding
growth, with the construction of new tourism facilities.
Castello di Donnafugata
Marina di Modica
Marina di Ragusa