The castle of Donnafugata on e-Bike
When you think of a trip to Sicily you immediately refer to the sea and its beautiful beaches, but it takes very little to get away a bit and understand that it does not end at all with those white sand stretches or long jagged cliffs from which you can dive .
There are many precious assets and monuments kept in the hinterland of the island and many of these are still unknown to many travelers who are on holiday; prevailing in the summer months are in fact the hot beaches of the Ragusa area with its white expanses that are calling for a mass tourism.
For those who love nature and outdoor activities, it may be ideal to consider an e-bike excursion to the famous Castello di Donnafugata, a few km from the city of Ragusa.
The possibility of renting pedal-assisted bicycles from the marina of Marina di Ragusa allows, in fact, to make longer and also highly suggestive excursions from the naturalistic and cultural point of view, without having to be particularly trained. What makes the electric bicycle interesting is that the assistance of the engine during pedaling greatly reduces fatigue, allowing you to immerse yourself in the territory while enjoying a unique and unforgettable experience.
There are many legends that circulate around the castle and its origins, the best known is due to its dialect name “Ronna fugata” or “Woman escaped”. Legend has it that it would be a woman, the beautiful Queen Bianca of Navarra who, locked up inside the castle walls by the wicked Count Bernardo Cabrera, lord of the County of Modica, managed to escape and from this affair the inhabitants of the place associated what later became the name of the castle.
The beauty of the castle with its gothic charm was the inspiration of many artists and directors, including the great Luchino Visconti who used the castle as a film set to shoot the masterpiece of “Il Gattopardo“.
The excursion can be carried out in complete autonomy thanks to the help of a tablet with an interactive geo-referenced guide.