The Val di Noto in the south east of Sicily, earned the nickname of Ragusashire in 2005 thanks to a daily UK paper, who thought they spotted a trend of Brits buying in the province of Ragusa.   It’s a special place, dry stone walls remind you of the Yorkshire Dales, the lush greenery and wild flower meadows in the spring are like England 50 years ago, and the deep gorges and arid mountain tops bring parts of Scotland to mind.  Villages and small towns, almost all built of stone in high Baroque style are not what you expect when you think of Sicily and the urban sprawl of Palermo and Catania.  Blessed with a most unEnglish climate, with 300 sunny days a year, Ragusashire has the best of Sicily, with miles of uncontaminated beaches, verdant countryside and art, history and the best, freshest food.  Here there’s everything - under the sun.

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