|Santa Maria Addolorata|
|The striking blue dome of Santa Maria dell'Itria|
|Duomo San Giorgio, Ragusa Ibla|
On Holy Tuesday (Martedì Santo), the procession with the statue of Veronica left from the Church of Purgatory. Led by hundreds of the faithful, they wove their way through narrow streets and wide piazzas until they finally arrived at the Cathedral.
|Chiesa del Purgatorio, Ragusa Ibla|
|The Veil of Veronica|
I love the fact that the citizens of Ragusa Ibla continue to keep all its medieval traditions and festivals alive. What is really amazing about these events is that they are not done for the benefit of tourists or visitors; they are done because they have always been done. For us it was a great pleasure to witness them and get a glimpse into the past. Anyone with any historical or cultural interest in Italy, should have this experience, we cannot recommend it highly enough.