Modica

Modica is one of the finest examples of Sicilian Baroque. Located in the southeast side of Sicily, it forms part of the “Val di Noto” area, that belongs to the UNESCO Heritage. The older upper part of the town is perched on the rocky top of a hill. Modica, like the other towns in the Val di Noto, was partially destroyed by the earthquake of 1693, and therefore rebuilt in Baroque style.

Among the large number of churches and palaces that will catch your eye with their superbe baroque facades, the centrepiece is undoubtedly the Church of San Giorgio.

Most importantly, you cannot leave Modica without tasting its renowned chocolate, made following the ancient tecnique used by Aztecs in Mexico. The chocolate tradition is deeply rooted: it dates back to the 16th century and was brought over by the Spaniards.

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