Modica is one of the most charming cities within the Ragusa Shire, known in the whole world because of its delicious chocolate tradition. For us and the people living there, it is divided in three parts: Modica bassa (high Modica), Modica alta (low Modica) and Modica sorda (deaf Modica).
Full of secret angles, small streets and thousands of years behind it, this city was included in the list of the UNESCO sites of the very famous Val di Noto. In fact, going around Modica, it is impossible to ignore the beautiful churches and Cathedral designed in the baroque style such as the Duomo di San Giorgio (Saint George’s Cathedral) with a majestic staircase decorated with flowers and plants and the Duomo di San Pietro (Saint Peter’s Cathedral) that you can admire while you are walking through the old Corso Umberto I. On the other hand, if you do not like walking (that much!), we would recommend you to take a special bus called “Degusti in Bus” , which will take you around while tasting some of the milestone of our food culture.
When it is time for a break, you can certainly stop at the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto going for a small (or big) cannolo siciliano while staring at the Duomo di San Pietro. Bonajuto represents a strong symbol of the city of Modica, not only for its chocolate production, but also for its old family traditions (since 1750). Moreover, in the past years a lot of chocolate supplier have been opened and expanded their businesses, therefore you can easily find new places where to buy your chocolate bar (make sure you buy more than one flavour before you go home) as Ciomod or Rosy Bar (where you will find the best cremolata in town), also recommended by us.
Before you leave this fascinating spot, do not forget to look up in the sky and take a picture of the splendid Castello dei Conti with the Torretta dell’Orologio (specially at night) and to take a look at the whole Modica’s panorama from the Belvedere.
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