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Castello di Donnafugata, Donnafugata

#5 of 28 in Historic Sites in Province of Ragusa
Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of nineteenth-century baronial residences, but honestly this castle has its reason. In his favour is the fact that the furniture is all original, not so common in this kind of residences. To force myself to give three stars is the State is almost total neglect that you see in the garden ... amareggiante enough, given the cultural importance of the site. If properly exploited, perhaps with more detailed explanations of those already present in the various rooms of the residence and with a good garden maintenance merits definitely five stars.
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  • interesting visit in the Castle showing pieces of contemporary life with extensive descriptions that help the visitor to take a dip in the past! Particular the collection of fans with explanations of their language. Great site!
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  • Beautiful Venetian-Gothic-Renaissance style mansion, completed in the nineteenth century. Huge park with temples and ancient buildings. Visiting 28 of over 100 rooms, furnished with antiques and showcases exhibiting late nineteenth-and early twentieth-century clothing, describing the history of these apparel and accessories. The outside balcony is truly of great architectural impact. Shame about the messy and decadent access, which includes small cafes and taverns and a barn with buffaloes and donkeys: these are also interesting to look at, but it is unclear how long they guess with the patrician. Entrance 8 euro, reduced 4. Go there if you are in the area
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  • Interesting castle and park. Both poorly maintained though and with little information in English. It featured, however, in Montalbano!
  • Such a beautiful place.
  • Full of a wonderful museum.
  • 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.

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