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  • 1 Church of San Giorgio of Modica Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Modica Museum of Arts and Popular Culture Interesting

    Museums and art

    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.

  • 3 Cave Church of St Nicholas the Inferior

    Religious buildings

    Via 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. ..

  • 4 Church of St Mary of Bethlehem

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 5 St Peter's Church of Modica

    Religious buildings

    Corso 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.

  • 6 St John the Evangelist's Church of Modica

    Religious buildings

    Via Pizzo I - 97015 Modica

    The church of St John the Baptist features a sinuous facade and a central bulbous body, highly characteristic of Rosario Gagliardi to whom it is attributed. The elegant interior, according to an elliptical layout, is adorned with Neoclassical stucco.

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