Ragusa, Italy


City and capital of Ragusa province, 32 mi SW of Syracuse, SE Sicily, not to be confused with Ragusain Dalmatia, now Dubrovnik. It is the site of ancient necropolises, containing prehistoric weapons and artifacts, and of Greek tombs. The old quarter of the town has walls and a castle built in the Byzantine period. Ragusa was the seat of an independent county in the 12th century.