Modica is an attractive historic town in the south east of Sicily, one of the area’s UNESCO listed Baroque towns. It was rebuilt after the huge earthquake of 1693 and now knows for its fine Baroque architecture as well as a medieval old town.
The city of 100 bells and 100 churches, Modica is a wonderful destination that charms visitors with its architecture, food and culture. Modica consists of a lower part (Modica Bassa) and a higher, more ancient part, Modica Alta, connected through 130-m tall Ponte Guerrieri, one of the highest bridges in Europe.
In Modica Alta, the splendid Cathedral of San Giorgio is one of the most important religious monuments of Sicily.
San Pietro stands on the main street, it was originally built in the 14th century but destroyed by the huge earthquake and being rebuilt in the Baroque style in the 18th century.
What makes Modica so charming is its Baroque look that dominates the old town center and the maze of narrow streets bordered by old shops, houses and buildings.
Modica is famous for its chocolate, dark and rich, produced in a traditional method imported from the New World by Sicily’s Spanish overlords.