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Italie, Sicile, Val di Noto, Modica, Zone Méditerranéenne, Province de Ragusa - Village and San Giorgio church
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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.

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Tourist attractions Modica : Things to see and do

  • Church of San Giorgio Recommended Recommended

    c.so aribaldi 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..

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  • Museum of Arts and Popular Culture Interesting

    v. ercè 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.

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  • Church of St Mary of Bethlehem

    v. .-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.

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Hotels Modica

  • Hotel Principe d'Aragona

    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..

  • Le Magnolie Hotel

    Via Campailla 25 I - 97015 Modica

    Le Magnolie Hotel is the first boutique hotel in Modica, main city of southeast Sicily. Set in the Hyblaean Mountains in the Ragusa province, Modica is a UNESCO Heritage Site. Found in a small 18th century building, the hotel is situated in the Mo..

  • Palazzo Failla Hotel

    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..

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