The 10 Best Things to Do in Modica, Italy

July 15, 2017 Joeann Galban

Modica [ˈmɔːdika] (Sicilian: Muòrica, Greek: Μότουκα, Motouka, Latin: Mutyca or Motyca) is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. The city is situated in the Hyblaean Mountains.
Restaurants in Modica

1. L'arte del Cioccolato Torrone Cannolo

Corso Umberto I 255, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 392 168 4266
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 103 reviews

L'arte del Cioccolato Torrone Cannolo

Reviewed By Tatyana N

Truly artisan pastry and chocolate, which is prepared by a master who had been doing that for 34 years! The artist himself is friendly, open for communication, and I wish I had a cooking class here.
There are wide choice of marzipan figures, chocolate bars, and, of course, cannoli.

2. Chiesa di San Giorgio

Via San Michele 5, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 941279
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 894 reviews

Chiesa di San Giorgio

Reviewed By Joanne P - Bowral, Australia

Amazing Cathedral. Many interesting features. No admission. Wonderful views after you climb the steps however not too strenuous and there are alternative paths with less steps and more gentle paths. Totally over the top and a must see in Modeca.

3. Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica

Via Cava Ispica, 89, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 771048
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5 based on 301 reviews

Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica

The watermill “Cavallo d’Ispica” is an original piece of jewellery of rural art of the 18th century, situated on the northern part of the archaeological valley of Cava d’Ispica, few kilometres from Modica, centre of hyblean baroque as well as hometown of poet Quasimodo and famous for its renowned chocolate.

Reviewed By Giorgio C - Brussels, Belgium

We were absolutely fascinated by the owner and his Mather, members of a family of millers since several generation. The water mill and the little museum are very well organised and the owner, son of the last Miller, is a very skilled and enthusiastic guide. This attraction is a real little gem that you do not expect. Top!

4. Chiesa di San Pietro

Corso Umberto I 120, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
64%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 401 reviews

Chiesa di San Pietro

Reviewed By StepneyTraveller - London, United Kingdom

Magnificent Baroque church, lavishly decorated with marble, gold and lapis lazuli. Despite the richness of the decoration, it has a very holy feel. Stunning.

5. Santa Maria del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 371 335 8883
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Santa Maria del Gesu

A place that is a journey through history. A church and a cloister where architecture, light and art capture attention, staring a visual and spatial experience that will be memorable and impressive. From a convent to a prison, from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century, from earthquakes to the restoration, a wonderful gem arrives until our days to affirm the value of our cultural heritage.

Reviewed By MaltaBear - Malta

This church and monastery is located within the grounds of the Modica correctional facility and is only open on Saturday mornings between 10 and noon. We went as part of an organised tour, but sole travellers are equally welcome, as no reservation appears to be necessary.

6. Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Piazza San Giovanni, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 941990
Excellent
64%
Good
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Reviewed By Noraatc - Sudbury, Massachusetts

Chiesa di San Giovanni is not a Baroque church; it was reconstructed in the 19th century following the traditions of the famous Baroque churches of Modica. The location is spectacular: the elegant facade of of the church literally "flies" over Modica Alta. The wide staircase leads to the entrance; beautiful staircase leading to the church perched on the top is very typical to Modica Baroque masterpieces - Chiesa di San Giovanni was built in the same manner.
Take a short walk from this church to the Belvedere for the stunning views of Modica and the surrounding hills. Magnificent Panorama in the evening... perfect place to enjoy the sunset...

7. Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore

Piazzetta Grimaldi, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 752897
Excellent
65%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore

Reviewed By Tonino G

Very important relic witnesses the byzantine art in Modica.
Interesting the way how this site were unexpectedly discovered by a group of little kids while playing street soccer.
The ball fallen in the cave and the absyd were found due to some stunning figures painted.
Amazing.
Must see!

8. Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem

Via Marchesa Tedeschi, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
50%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem

Reviewed By Rosanne M - Orlando, Florida

While visiting Monica we visited Chiesa di Santa Maria de Betlem. It was a nice change from the tradition Baroque churches in Sicily. The colors were much softer and it was in excellent condition. Worth a visit.

9. Pizzo Belvedere

Via San Benedetto da Norcia, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
82%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Pizzo Belvedere

Reviewed By LimpetScotland - Scotland

We only found the Belvedere on our last night in Modica. It provides a beautiful view of the town and is the perfect place to be at sunset. Walk up hill in the old town to find it - it isn't always well sign posted but someone has painted the odd blue arrow on the walls and the locals will point you in the right direction.

10. Modica Visitor Center

Corso Umberto I 187/a, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 904444
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Modica Visitor Center

The Modica Visitor Center offers the following services: Cultural Excursions, Natural Excursions, Airport Transfers, Sea Shuttle, Cava Ispica Shuttle, Hotel Booking, Restaurant Booking, Car Rental, Electrical Bikes, Guided Tours, Museums Ticket, Wi-Fi, Books in different languages, Souvenir.

Reviewed By Ron S - New York City, New York

We didn't have too many questions so our visit was brief, just to pick up the city map and inquire about a couple of landmarks. They seemed to be quite confident in their answers and knowledge of the town

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