Modica

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Modica is a town in the province of Ragusa, and is divided into three main areas: the lower part known as Modica bassa, the higher part, Modica alta and Sacred Heart referred to as Modica Sorda (deaf).

The center is built around the lower part and thanks to the unique presence of two rivers that crossed through the city until the early 900, was defined by the first edition of the encyclopedia Treccani as "the most distinctive city in Italy after Venice”.

As of today, the presence of the rivers running through the streets of the center is only a distant memory as a result of a violent flood.

Despite this, the city is still full of charm and beauty flourished by the splendid palaces and churches mainly in the Baroque style. The great artistic, historical and cultural sites of the monumental city of Modica have been recognized by UNESCO; in particular the church of San Giorgio and San Pietro are among its attractions.

Modica is a famous city not only for its artistic heritage, but also for the great food and wine, especially the chocolate, made old fashioned methods of the Aztec culture which was introduced to Modica during the Spanish domination.

RAGUSA

UNESCO World Heritage Site

MODICA

UNESCO World Heritage Site

DONNAFUGATA CASTLE

UNESCO World Heritage Site

SCICLI

UNESCO World Heritage Site