Things to see and do - Modica
Unmissable tourist sites
Modica Travel guide
Modica : Michelin's recommendations
Modica was once a town of cave dwellings, guarded by a castle standing on a rocky spur. Forced to abandon their traditional homes after the 1693 earthquake, the locals settled further down in the valley, where two streams meet to form the River Scicli. In 1902, disaster struck again when the town was flooded. A radical solution to this problem was found – the rivers were filled in and three main roads built over them.
Tourist attractions Modica : Things to see and do
Corso Garibaldi I - 97015 Modica
Built in 1818, the flight of nearly 300 steps leads up to the church's elegant façade, a grandiose and richly evocative ensemble attributed to Rosario Gagliardi (though the involvement of other Noto architects is also evident) and one of the finest e..
Via Mercè I - 97015 Modica
Collections of farming implements, tools and workmen's objects are exhibited in reconstructions of stalls, studios and shops: farmer, beekeeper, blacksmith, cobbler, tailor, wheelwright and barber live again before visitors' eyes.
Via M.-Tedeschi 1 I - 97015 Modica
The church is worth a detour for the attractive Cabrera chapel, with an elegant 15C portal in front of it. In the nave, there are 60 terracotta statues in an attractive crib scene from the 19C by G. Papale.
Via Blandini 5 I - 97010 Modica
Palazzo Failla is a beautifully restored historic building in the Medieval quarter of Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers elegant rooms and traditional Sicilian cuisine in its 2 restaurants. Throughout Hotel Palazzo Failla you can admire..
Corso Umberto I 133 I - 97015 Modica
The Grana Barocco is located in Modica's main square, in front of Saint Peter's Cathedral. It is housed in an impressive 17th-century building with elegant decorations, period furniture and Baroque floors. The rooms feature handmade tiled floors and..
Via Campailla 99 I - 97015 Modica
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Just off the main street of Corso Umberto I, Hotel Relais Modica is set in a historic building in the heart of Modica. It offers panoramic views across the city from its terraces where you can enjoy breakfast. This family-run hotel offers stunning v..
vico Napolitano 14 I - 97015 Modica
A restaurant which, as you go along the narrow street, suddenly appears in the splendour of a central building. During the summer you can dine outside in an original lemon grove.
via Blandini 11 I - 97015 Modica
A change of staff in the kitchen in 2013 has not affected the high quality of cuisine at this restaurant. The new chef uses typical Sicilian produce and traditions to create inventive dishes with his own individual touch.
via Vanella 106-Polo Commerciale I - 97015 Modica