Live the fairy tale, visit the Castello di Donnafugata

The Hyblaen countryside, its dry stone wall, the farmhouses,  the grazing cows.

A rarefied atmosphere will wrap you up slowly as you get near to the Castello di Donnafugata. You will get a glimpse of it on a small upland and your heart will jump. A magnificent 19th century manor perfectly preserved that controls his court like a king. The long entry avenue with the restaurants on the side will keep you company until the principal façade. It’s white, joyful and impressive, it will leave you breathless.

About twenty kilometers from  the Marina , this castle will make you daydream. Once it was a rich noble house with 122 rooms and today it is a tourist destination not to be missed and a famous movie set – here were filmed several scenes of the famous tv crime series Il commissario Montalbano, the movie I Viceré by Roberto Faenza and Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone.

Once property of the Chiaramonte family, it was the Arezzo de Spuches family that transformed the castle into a village in the middle of the sixth century. Visiting the internal room still perfectly preserved will let you discover precious details of the noble life of that time. Let your fantasy run free and dream of the dames and knights that lived their love stories, their balls and sumptuous feasts.

You can stop by the Mu.De.Co, the permanent exhibition of the Sicilian costumes from the 18th century to the 20th century which put on display a collection of clothes, accessories and ancient, unmeasurably valued objects.

In conclusion, feel regenerated in the near park, the showpiece of the manor. It is 8 hectares large and has three types of greenery: the English lawn, the French lawn and an area once dedicated to the cultivation of aromatic plants and beekeeping, for a total of 1500 plant species. There is also a stone labyrinth for the entertainment of the many castle’s guests where even you can have a good time.

After the berth, start to plan immediately the excursions to visit the surroundings of the Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa.