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Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA
Ragusa, ItalyEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA
Sicily's secluded Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa has 202 pastel-colored rooms, 36 holes of championship golf, and a private beach on the Mediterranean.
The sun-filled island of Sicily has both historic cache and an emerging arts-and-culture scene, and a stay at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, in Ragusa province, makes for a serene home base. Thanks to an impeccable restoration, the 202-room resort combines regional charms (arched stone windows, timber ceilings) with luxe amenities including an infinity pool and a chic lobby lined with violet banquettes. Play a round of golf on the par-72 course or unwind at the on-site Il Carrubo restaurant with a glass of moscato and classic Italian parmigiana. Beyond the property grounds, there's the hotel's private beach, reachable by complimentary shuttle, and the nearby towns of Ragusa, Noto, and Modica, where ancient Sicilian charms abound.
For $12, guests can reserve two sun beds and an umbrella at Lido Azzuro beach. Call early: there are only10 spots available.
Bus and train service to pastoral Donnafugata is limited, but the countryside is worth exploring. Renting a car is a safe bet.
Arrive at Fontanarossa Airport Catania (CTA) which is approximately 67 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 90 minutes of travel time.Contrada Piombo, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Golf Courses
- Spa Services
- Steam Room
- Fitness Center
- Babysitting Service (fee)
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryers
- Internet Access
- Mini Bars
- Coffee + Tea Makers
- In-room Safes
- Bar + Lounge
- Outdoor Dining
- 2 person max occupancy
- Nightly rate includes taxes
Why We Love Ragusa
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ragusa is one of Sicily's most historic districts—the Old Town dates back to the 17th century.
Santa Croce Camerina.
Best Day Trip: Meander through Ragusa's Old Town with Italian Connection Tours to see centuries-old buildings and sculptures, then get to know your tour group over lunch at the renowned Di Pasquale cafe.
Where to Eat: For a modern twist on traditional Sicilian cuisine, try Ristorante Duomo in Ragusa Ibla. Opt for one of three tasting menus or a la carte dishes including the caramelized Nebrodi black pork.
Via Bocchieri, Ragusa.
Dinner for two $250.
Where to Drink: The best table at Tre Per Caso is on the second-story terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Lungomare Mediterraneo, Ragusa.
Drinks for two $40.
Why Go Now
Now through August 21, 2012
Festival of San Giovanni
Costumes, parades, and bonfires mark this celebration of the patron saint of Ragusa.
Various venues, Ragusa.
August 29, 2012
St. John the Baptist's Day
Following the somber procession of a statue of St. John through the streets, Ragusa comes alive with street vendors and a fireworks show.
September 30, 2012
Sagra della Vendemmia
This festival showcases the history and pageantry of Sicily's winemaking industry, from blessings offered over vineyards to harvests and wine tastings.
Pedalino Municipality, Sicily.
October 13-17, 2012
Ibla Buskers Festival
The Old Town of Ragusa Ibla is filled with musicians and acrobatics.
Republic Square, Ragusa.