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
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.
C.so San-Pietro I - 97015 Modica
Rebuilt after the earthquake, it stands at the top of a staircase decorated with twelve attractive statues of the Apostles which underline the beauty of the facade.
V. Grimaldi I - 97015 Modica
The small church with a single nave is carved into the rock. Its apse is decorated with Byzantine style frescoes in very lively colours from the Norman era. The Christ Pantocrator is surrounded by the Virgin and Child and by the Archangel St Michel. ..
Via Campailla 99 I - 97015 Modica
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..
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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 281 I - 97015 Modica
Prix Prices from : 65 €
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 Blandini 11 I - 97015 Modica
Maturing like a good wine, this restaurant improves with every passing year. Focusing on typical Sicilian produce, the enthusiastic and skilful chef creates elegant, inventive dishes from the best quality ingredients.
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
vico Biscari 6 I - 97015 Modica
This jewel of a town with its attractive Baroque churches and picturesque flights of steps is home to this small restaurant. It is pretty, beautifully kept and has an informal ambience where guests can eat well without spending a fortune. Don't leave..