The city of chocolate and 100 churches - the UNESCO World Heritage Site presents itself as a late Baroque Sicilian beauty of the Val di Noto.
A picturesque city that enchants with its baroque charm and delicious chocolate creations! Immerse yourself in the rich history and architecture as you stroll through the narrow streets of the old town. Modica is an indispensable destination for history lovers, gourmets and cultural explorers. In the upper town of Modica Alta, and thus in the older part, the Duomo di San Giorgio idomiantes as a late Baroque masterpiece, which can be reached via a seemingly endless outside staircase. The architectural antithesis in the lower town of Modica Bassa is the Duomo San Pietro, whose stairway is lined with larger-than-life statues of the twelve apostles. Nearby, the cave church of S. Niccolò Inferiore with Byzantine frescoes was discovered in the 20th century. There is no lack of churches, since Modica is also called the city of 100 churches.
Parking in the old town is difficult. Therefore, it is advisable to park at Corso Umberto I: free of charge at the parking Viale Medaglie d'Oro or at Piazzale Falcone e Borsellino.
Duomo San Pietro
Corso San Pietro
Daily 9.00 - 13.00, 16.00 - 19.30
Via Posterla 84
Daily 10.30 - 13.00, 15.30 - 19.30
Cave Church of S. Niccolò
Inferiore Via Grimaldi, 89
Tuesday closed, otherwise daily 10.00 - 13.00, 16.00 - 19.00
Admission: €2.00, reduced €1.50