Castello di Donnafugata, Donnafugata

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. Castello di Donnafugata is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Donnafugata Edition.
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  • I was disappointed by how this structure is maintained that to tell the truth should be a source of pride for locals. Externally it is agreeable, internally you can visit 122 rooms over about 20 but not all are in good condition. There is a mandatory path to follow. Staff that cares highly, poorly prepared, I had to ask questions but barely me have disclosed. Outside the park grounds is kept badly, left in a State of disrepair. The ticket price is expensive for what you can visit. That it. .. Because in our Sicily most beautiful things or monuments or buildings should not be exploited to better?????????????????????? Paid parking in the dust of the campaign to finish as soon as you arrive there are 7 stray dogs who camp out in front of the hotel
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  • Strong is the maze. We had lost a little inside. Exciting salt even if you don't shout out to miracle for objects retained therein. Anyway, for anyone who was close by, is recommended.
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  • Third visit and it's always nice to visit. In this round the personal and more personable and friendly. The Park finally came clean. Just a pity that they do not follow the idea of foreign castles where every room has more explanations on everything and in all languages.
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  • Great castle and worth the price. We really enjoyed the labarinth and the gardens. Some good views from the towers and a nice bar outside for a drink and a rest after. The catacombs signposted at the entrance are a lovely walk as well.
  • Even if I'm not a big fan of the art nouveau this place is a must to visit. Visiting the castle and the garden you can definitely learn something about the lifestyle of the Noble class of the late nineteen century. There even a labyrinth with stone walls. Beautiful exposition of dresses.
  • Impressive grounds and gardens to start. Villa is also worth a visit. Not sure if the display of period clothing and accessories was temporary or ongoing but was lovely to see placed in different rooms within the villa.
  • Probably not worth travelling hours to see, but definitely worth a visit if you are in Ragusa or Punta Secca. Hilarious C19 pastiche of a castle with lovely gardens.
  • Awesome castle, drive up has great views. The garden is massive and beautiful. The rooms we saw were well kept. I wish they had a guide available or more documents in English so you could appreciate the history.well worth a visit.
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