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Important in medieval times, Modica is an attractive historic town 70 Km away from Siracusa. The city is situated in the Hyblaean Mountains. Its architecture has been recognised as excellent examples of the Baroque period, as well in the Val di Noto. Modica is famous for its chocolate, which is still produced according to an ancient Aztec recipe. 


The City

Benefit from a walking tour of the city, amongst its gorgeous baroque style and buildings. For more info visit: 


Natural Wonders

Enjoy a great experience in direct contact with Sicilian nature. Cava dei Servi and Cava Lazzaro are just two examples of the great natural places not far from Modica. For more info visit:



Do not miss wonderful beaches located just 15 km away from Modica, such as Marina di Modica and Maganuco.

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