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Castello di Donnafugata, Donnafugata
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Dating back to the 1400s, Castello di Donnafugata is more a sumptuous noble house than a castle. After many years of neglect, the province of Ragusa purchased the house in 1982, and it has now been restored and made accessible to the public. The 20 open rooms, each with a particular purpose and style, still contain their original furnishings, which mainly date back to the 18th century. Explore the monumental park in which the house is situated, seeking out the artificial caves, the stone labyrinth, and other features built for the entertainment of guests. Plan your visit to Castello di Donnafugata and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Donnafugata holiday planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful places of South-eastern Sicily. During the route you can admire the countryside with cows, dry stone walls, olive trees and Mediterranean. The castle is constantly renovated but you can admire and rooms and spend a couple of hours very nice. The garden with its maze is part of a visit that will be unforgettable.
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  • The property is a 19th-century resort worth preserved quite well and lately adorned with a small exhibition of period costumes on display in various rooms of the Castle, which make the visit even more attractive. Unfortunately the upkeep and maintenance leave something to be desired, they lack the information panels on just about everything (except those devoted to costumes that were added for the occasion). The organization also allows you to ignore the great initiative that provides free admission the first Sunday of every month, without a plausible justification. I wonder, given the little care in handling, how to invest the € 8 per person that each visitor must pay ... mysteries.
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  • Beautiful castle, curate, and packed with exhibitions in the various rooms to send us customs and dress of the period. ... Worth visiting!
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  • Bella struttura architettonica con possibilità di visita interna con stanze ed arredi in ottime condizioni risalenti lla prima meta ottocento
  • nice castle, with a beautiful garden. there is also a maze
  • Lovely building near Ragusa - used in Montalbano several times and well worth a visit.
  • Wonderful Castle of irresistible charm, especially on a hot day, but suckers. Lovely antique paintings and furniture inside explained in exhaustive cartels. Information can also be found in certain paintings poems or lines of tales that are as as a portal for access to past times. Out a beautiful garden: you may want to get lost in a maze and/or hop on one of the observation towers. At the end of the tour you can also have lunch in one of the many cafes nearby. Definitely recommended!
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  • Former farmhouse "dress" from the last owner was his country house. Set of "Dexter", has many original rooms that contain many objects, furniture, clothes, furnishings. Outside there is a large park with a maze of masonry. In the driveway there are gift shops and two restaurants, one neighbor has also livestock. Outside there is a large car park.
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