Apartment with large terrace on the beach in Donnalucata (Ragusa), from Arabic "Al Ain Kawat", "source of hours." Directly on the golden sandy beach. 2 bedrooms + living room, 4 bed. . spectacular views. unforgettable sunsets. In places of Montalbano. The house is equipped with everything. fireplace for fall or winter stays. Conditioned air. Washing machine, dishwasher. Terrace Private Terrace. Easy parking. In Centro, with seafood restaurants, pizzerias, aperi-bars, ice cream parlors, mercoto of fresh fish from local pescastori. Include a few minutes from the city Unesco World Heritage Site for the Sicilian Baroque: Scicli, Modica, Noto, Ragusa. Important archaeological sites such as the tombs of "Cava d'Ispica" or the archaeological park of "Kamarina", the Catacombs of "Trabacche" or "Castle of Donnafugata with the famous maze. nature hikes in the quarries characteristics.
Donnalucata beach town on the south-eastern Sicily, in the province of Ragusa, seaside hamlet of Scicli, overlooks the Mediterranean Sea at a latitude south of Tunis. golden sandy beaches and blue sea, seaside village, with with a fresh fish market every morning at the marina, the Marina and the center with its fish restaurants, pizzerias, bars, aperi-bars, ice cream parlors, "nightlife." Sun and sea, location of the fiction of Commissioner Montalbano (Marinella the film) ... but not only, Donnalucata is also History, Legend, Myth, the city of the "Source of the hour" and the "Battle of the Militias.
More than a vacation, an emotional journey.
The source of the hours
The origin of the name Donnalucata comes from its ancient spring. An Arab traveler, Al Idris fact sent to the Sultan Saladin a report in which he claimed to have found a source, close to the shoreline, protected by a wall and guarded by armed soldiers, gushing five times a day, for very specific hours, corresponding to hours of Muslim prayers. He said that he found "Ayn-al-Awqat" or source of hours, which was Latinized Woman Lucata.
The Battles of the Militia
At the turn of the year Mille Donnalucata, as well as the rest of the sciclilitano territory it was disputed between the Normans and Saracens. In 1091 the leader of the Saracens, the emir Belcane, the "I admire Barbaru Belcane ', Badr Al Gamali Emir of Caliph Al Maadd Munstansir, who with his mighty army of 600 chelandie and 60 000 men, one of the largest ever landed in Sicily in ancient times, he would try to win back the whole island already liberated (occupied) by Roger de Hauteville, Grand Count who repeatedly had defeated him in the land of Sicily. Norman waited for the enemy in Donnalucata flat and here came the clash. Showy overwhelm the Saracens, Ruggero invoked the Mother of God and, miracle, this appeared on the battlefield, riding on a white horse with a sword in hand. "
The convent of the Militia
In the place of the battle, in the hills, it was built the sanctuary of the "Militia" dedicated to the Virgin Warrior, The Madonna of the Militia: a Madonna not only riding, but also (and more) with a sword in his hand! In the sanctuary it is visible among other things the imprint of His horse stamped on the stone. The sanctuary was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693 was rebuilt in 1721.
Every year, the last Sunday of May in Scicli, there is a big folk festival with the evocation and representation stage of the famous battle of 1091.
The source of the hours is still visible on Micenci beach, the eastern beach of Donnalucata.
The Convent of the Militia, with the imprint of the Madonna warrior horse, is located on the hill upstream Donnalucata;
The statue of the Madonna on horseback with a sword is visible at the Mother Church of Scicli.