The Easter itinerary is a special tour focused on places linked to the passion of Jesus Christ. This religious feast, in the iblei area, is highly considered by local citizens and that’s why each church included in the itinerary has something that connects us to the biggest celebration of the Christianity tradition. The route twists and turns in 5 sub routes to be held just during Easter period and that touch the following cities: Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Comiso, Ispica, Noto.
I24 Sub-Route 3 – Ragusa
Route description: Easter feast is solemnly celebrated in Ragusa and it respects a specific calendar with rituals that have been established and strengthen over time. The route goes around the main churches linked to the Easter traditions in Ragusa and where there are important works carried by the faithful during the procession.
The itinerary starts from the church of San Giacomo Apostolo located inside the Iblei Gardens. Going up to Corso XXV Aprile we will firstly visit the church of San Tommaso Apostolo, and then the church della Maddalena. By taking Via Pietro Novelli we will get to Piazza Chiaramonte where the church of San Francesco all’Immacolata is located. From there we will take Via Chiaramonte to reach and visit the Cathedral of San Giorgio, considered an important church related to Easter celebration in Ragusa. Inside the Cathedral, indeed, are kept valuable works, including a beautiful Crucifix, a Risen Jesus and many other works related to the passion of Christ. Continuing, we will get down to the Church of Spasimo also known as Santa Lucia and where, during Easter, the “Pietà” comes out. By taking Torrenuova street and Aquila Sveva street we will arrive at Piazza Repubblica to visit the church of Santa Maria dell’Itria. During Easter, from this church, instead, the Sorrow (l’Addolorata) comes out. The route in Ibla will end with a visit to the church of San Filippo Neri, located in Giusti street.
After Ragusa Ibla, the tour moves to Upper Ragusa. First you will visit the church of San Giovanni Evangelista, the Cathedral of the city. After that, we will head to Corso Italia and turn on Santissimo Rosario street where the church of Ecce Homo is located. Inside that church we will appreciate notable works. The last church of our journey will be San Filippo Neri. A “must see” of this church is the so called “Veronica” which is carried on the streets during Easter.