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"Unlocking Doors" is an exclusive guided tour in Ragusa Ibla through the places of leisure of the late 19th century aristocratic Ragusa Ibla. The places included in the tour are: - the "Circolo di Conversazione" - the "Donnafugata Theatre" - the...more
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Corso XXV Aprile/Via Pietro Novelli, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have covered the Donnafugata Theatre and the Palazzo Bertini Garden in separate reviews so this one is restricted to The Conversation Club. The series of rooms are opulently decorated in the Baroque domestic style with fine plasterwork, extensively decorated ceilings, magnificent chandeliers, heavy curtaining,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A different view of this beautiful barroco Ragusa, in the hands of their inhabitants. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Arnaud M
Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Many thanks on the behalf of the entire staff! We are very pleased to read your beautiful comment!

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had a guided tour of this wonderful place via our group tour “VJV secret Sicily” and we weren’t disappointed our guide was a French professor and was a joy to listen to, from the small Siciliani garden to the private theatre and the conversation...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you very much for your gentle words. Our team really appreciate!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was a brilliant tour of the conversation club, theatre and private garden. There was so much insight into the settings from the charming guide and the places themselves were hidden gems that we would never have seen otherwise. One of our group even got...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

I still remember the guest singing on the stage: that's what the theatres are for! Thank you for your comment. Best regards.

Reviewed 20 November 2016

Do not miss this great tour of grand buildings in Ibla not open to the public. The tours are in both English and Italian and the guides are both informative and extremely pleasant. They even arranged a separate tour of another palazzo for us when...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Graeme P
Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. Best regards.

Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Whilst staying in Ragusa Ibla my friends and I came across this tour quite by accident. I can only agree with what the other reviews say in that the tour is really interesting, excellent value for money and Damiano the guide is charming and extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you very much for your nice comment! Best regards

Reviewed 16 June 2015

A good value for money tour with a difference in Ragusa. We took this tour which had three very different topical parts. The first was in the "Teatre Donnafugata", formally privately owned and the smallest Theatre in Europe with an Aristocratic history. Then a must...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

I still remember with pleasure the tour with you in Ibla! Best regards

Reviewed 3 June 2015

Very good tour guide with excellent command of English. I was on a Jules Verne "Secrets of Sicily" holiday and this tour was part of the itinery. I am a Montalbano fan and so the conversation club was of interest. The guide gave a very...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for your nice comment!

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

It felt like such a privilege to see these wonderful gems. What would usually be kept behind closed doors as it were came to life for our little group and it was wonderful!

Date of experience: May 2015
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Damiano B, Tour Guide at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

Thank you very much for reviewing our tour! It is always a pleasure to guide someone who is really interested in discovering something new! Best regards

Reviewed 26 April 2015

Three of us took this tour recently during a brief day's visit to Ragusa Ibla -- and the three places, aptly described by the prior two reviewers, were shown to us. It is indeed a glimpse of a different lifestyle of the days past and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Damiano B, Responsabile offerta culturale e visite guidate at Unlocking Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

We would like to thank you for your accurate description and for having marked the accessibility of the places for disable people. Best regards

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