Province of Ragusa

Modica is the gem of the province of Ragusa displaying a studding well preserved Baroque old town centre.

A pearl of the famous Sicilian Baroque, Modica is located in south-east Sicily. It sits on a canyon and in order to get there from Ragusa you have to cross high and panoramic viaducts. The charming town offers an exquisite cuisine with great wines and a famous chocolate, besides beautiful sea and wonderful monuments. The Church of St. George, a fascinating place of worship, is Modica’s most representative monument, it is a Baroque masterpiece preceded by a majestic flight of stairs. This city also offers many interesting places like the Butterfly House, a tropical greenhouse, where you can walk and watch some of the most striking butterflies in the world inside their natural habitat. Some other interesting attractions are the “Cavallo d’Ispica” Watermill, a rural art jewel from the 17° century, the Modica Chocolate Museum which shows the various stages of artisanal chocolate production with several tastings and the Casa Museo Salvatore Quasimodo, where the Nobel laureate poet was born.
This village has lots of typical food as the Pastrizzi, small pastries with ground lamb, the Scacce, thin veggies-filled tarts, many tasty cheeses as caciocavallo, ricotta and provolone and at the end the famous Modica Chocolate which is processed with old Aztecs techniques.  it is impossible to forget red wines, Cerasuolo di Vittoria and Nero d’Avola.
The city also provides many events during summer, the main ones are St. George celebration, Eurochocolate celebrating Modica’s chocolate and the Palio della Contea, an historical commemoration, where knights coming from different neighborhood show their abilities in a typical medieval atmosphere.
The nearest beach resort for locals is Marina di Modica, it is a small and very sought-after piece of paradise for surf and windsurf lovers, since its peculiar position make it exposed to wind.

People live here:

It is famous for:
The famous Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo

Festa del Patrono San Giorgio, the celebration of the Patron Saint of Modica Eurochocolate, this international event promotes the local production of Chocolate
Palio della Contea, a medieval festival that take place in August.

How to get there:
By car:
From Palermo
A19 Palermo- Catania, continue along SS 514 to Ragusa exit Modica
From Catania
SS 514 to Ragusa exit Modica.
From Messina
A18 Messina- Catania, continue along SS 514 to Ragusa exit Modica

By train:
There are several trains from Catania and Siracusa to Modica.


Hotel Bristol 3 *

Hotel Cabrera 4 *

Hotel Le Magnolie 3 *

Hotel Palazzo Failla 4 *

Hotel Pietre Nere Resort 4 *

Hotel Principe d’Aragona 4 *

Hotel Relais Modica 3 *

Hotel Modica Palace 4 * Superior

Hotel Torre del Sud 4 * Superior

Hotel De Mohàc 4 *

Hotel Ferro 4 *

Hotel Borgo Don Chisciotte 4 *

Hotel Gran Barocco 4 * Superior

B&B Habitat 4 *

B&B Modica 3 *

B&B La Terrazza di Modica

Residence Casa del Mar 3 *

Residence Blu Modica Mare 4 *

Country Hotel Torre don Virgilio 4 *

Country House Case Brizza

Country House Nacalino 3 *

Where to Eat:

Pizzeria Smile

Ristorante Le Magnolie

Ristorante Fattorie delle Torri

Hostaria della Musica

Ristorante don Virgilio

Ristorante La Locanda del Colonnello

Ristorante Il Girasole

Taverna Nicastro

Ristorante La bella Napoli

Ristorante Accursio

Ristorante Terrazze Campailla

Osteria Dei Sapori Perduti

Trattoria da Fabio

Trattoria Arco

Ristorante Oste del Borgo

Ristorante A Putia ro vinu

Marina di Modica

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