Cathedral of St. Pietro Modica

Province of Ragusa

The Cathedral of St. Pietro Modica, is a part of the Unesco World Heritage sites.

The Cathedral of St. Pietro Modica is a gem of  the charming village of Modica, which hosts some incredible treasures listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake, the church is characterised by a eighteenth century style with a baroque style enriched by Rococò ornaments. Its beautiful facade shows twelve statues of Apostles known as Santoni and the icon of Saint Pietro located on the top of the main entrance.

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Its interior has three naves where you can admire 14 columns with Corinthian capitals and an amazing floor inlaid with white and black marble. Moreover the church conserves significative frescos made by the local painter Gian Battista Ragazzi which depict stories of the Old and New Testament.

Visiting the province of Ragusa you can discover other impressive monuments included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites such as the Church of Filippo NeriChurch of Santa Maria delle Scale, the Purgatorio ChurchCathedral of San Giovanni Evangelista, etc.

Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 12.30 am and 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Sundays and public holidays from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

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