Nested in a dramatic gorge of the Val di Noto, Modica, like many other towns in the area, is a World Heritage Site….
Modica, like many other towns in the area, is a World Heritage Site. Its flamboyant baroque architecture delights its visitors as soon as they approach the town from the road. Yet Modica is a sharply divided town, and locals usually identify with the lower or the upper part of the town. The lower town mainly occupies two wide streets that came to replace two rivers after a tragic flood in 1902. The upper town, built on a steep hill, is a maze of alleyways, and retains the feel of an old Sicilian village. Both have many splendid baroque palaces and religious edifices. If you wish to explore further the Val di Noto, please contact us. You could easily combine this half day guided walk of Modica with another destination, such as Noto, Ragusa Ibla or Scicli.