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
c.so 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..
v. 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, baker, wheelwright and barber live again before visitors' eyes.
v. 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.
Corso Umberto I 281 I - 97015 Modica
This elegant hotel is set on the main road of the historic centre of Modica, Corso Umberto I. The Principe d'Aragona features a large outdoor swimming pool, free parking and an elegant lounge. Your guest room comes with free internet access, air con..
Via Tommaso Campailla 15 I - 97015 Modica
Hotel De Mohàc is a 15th-century former mansion. It is located the historic centre of Modica, 30 metres from Corso Umberto I. The elegant rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. Each room comes with air conditioning, minibar, and work desk, whi..
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..
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 Vanella 106-Polo Commerciale I - 97015 Modica
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.