Surroundings Aguglia (Sicily)

Palazzolo Acreide

In the town, far away 7 km from Aguglia, you will find: post office, pharmacies, newsstands, banks, a medical centre as well as traditional restaurants, pastry shops with Sicilian specialties, bars and pizzerias. Since 2002 Palazzolo Acreide is in the U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage List as one of the eight Baroque towns of Eastern Sicily. It was founded in 663 B.C. with the name of Akrai, but its necropolis of Pinita shows that the area was already inhabited around the XII century B. C.. The jewel of the town is its Greek theatre ...

Siracusa

Far away an half hour's drive from Aguglia, the old town Ortigia, built on a small island, bears witness to three thousand years of history and to the most important Mediterranean civilizations. The Cathedral - Duomo - is a perfect summary of Sicilian cultural heritage: a Doric temple built on a Sicilian settlement, then, a Byzantine basilica, a Norman church, and later on, the part in late Renaissance baroque. Its Greek theatre and the Archaeological Park are wonderful sites for the classic performances that take set in May and June. Another wonderful place, particularly at sunset, is its natural harbour ...

Noto

Far away less of 20 km from Aguglia, the town is unique in the world for the unity and the harmony of the Baroque style, emphasized by the natural colour of the stone used to build. The area around the town is extremely rich in archaeological and naturalistic sites as the prehistoric sites of Finocchito and Castelluccio. Near the town there is Villa del Tellaro with its mosaics ...

Pantalica

An half hour's drive from our agriturismo, it is the most important prehistoric resettlement in Europe (13th - 8th century B.C.) with its 5000 graves distributed along a wall of steep crag, the biggest necropolis in the Mediterranean Basin. The Pantalica valley, crossed by the Anapo river, is natural Reserve ...

Cavagrande Reserve

20 minutes’ drive from our agriturismo, Cavagrande is a long (10 km) and deep (250 meters) canyon, crossed by the Cassibile river. Along its steep crags there is a necropolis (1000-850 B.C.). The river, along its path, makes many small natural lakes and waterfalls where it is possible to swim ...

Ragusa Ibla

35 minutes’ drive from Aguglia, the town, designated as World Heritage site by U.N.E.S.C.O., is rich in buildings in the Sicilian Baroque style: the portal of Saint George, the Church of St. Joseph, the Cathedral of San Giorgio, Rocca Palace with its beautiful balconies, Cosentini Palace ...

Sicili

10 minutes’ drive from Ragusa, another town designated as World Heritage site by U.N.E.S.C.O. in Eastern Sicily. The St. Matteo Church and the ruins of the castle dominate the town and many are its monuments: Benevento Palace, Fava Palace, Spadaro Palace …

Ognina Marina

45 minutes’ drive from our agriturismo, it is a small natural inlet, used by local fishermen to dock their boats. Ognina is between the Arenella and Fontane Bianche beaches. At the Marina there is a Diving centre. By a boat or a rubber dinghy it is possible to visit the Plemmirio Reserve or to discover a wonderful sea …

Vendicari

45 minutes’ drive from Aguglia, Vendicari is a natural Reserve for its sea, the Mediterranean vegetation and some migratory birds that find a particular habitat on this coast …