Discover the beauty of places out of time


“A Porte Aperte” (i.e. “Unlocking Doors”) tour is an exclusive guided tour in Ragusa Ibla through the places of leisure of the late 19th century aristocratic Ragusa Ibla. The visit includes:

– The Circolo di Conversazione 

– The Teatro Donnafugata

These monuments, considered to be among the best attractions in Ragusa Ibla beside the baroque monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage list, have been inaccessible so far, since they are private estates.

Today, the “Iblazon Association” has managed, thanks to the availability of the owners and the present members of the Circolo, a brand new tour that opens the doors of these palaces to the visitors who want to learn more about how the members of Sicilian aristocracy lived, where they met and spent their free time together and, especially, about how they have contributed to the untouched beauty and astonishing scenario of Piazza Duomo and Corso XXV Aprile in Ragusa Ibla.

The tour is led by qualified tour guides filled with genuine passion for their hometown. Through the magnificent rooms of the Circolo and the charming scent of a “secret garden” hidden in the centre of the old town, and the vivid splendour of the Arezzo Donnafugata private theatre, they will be glad to reveal the secrets behind each site and cast light on the life of the protagonists of a glorious Ragusa Ibla, in a climate that resembles very closely the world described by G. Tomasi di Lampedusa in his masterpiece “The Leopard”.

How can I book the Tour

To book your tour you can mail us at or you can fill out the form on the Contact us page.

How long does the Tour last?

The tour lasts 50 minutes, and you will visit: the Circolo di conversazione, and the Teatro Donnafugata.

What languages do we speak?

We can guide you in the following languages:



*on request

What does it include?

– The entrance to the two private sites
– A specialised tour guide
– … and an unforgettable experience!

How much is it?

The adult ticket (full): 12€

Free for children under 12

Discounts for families and students

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