In Modica there are two churches (Chiesa’s) which are definitely worth a visit: San Pietro, in the centre of Modica along the main street; and San Giorgio, in Modica Alta. The latter is a decent walk out of the town centre, however you are rewarded with beautiful views if you can make it up 'the grand staircase'. Modica is known for its Cioccolato al peperoncino (chilli chocolate) and there are several chocolate shops, museums and factories.
Marina di Modica
Here you will find a beautiful sandy beach which is great for swimming, and many sand dunes. In the high season there are many activities restaurants, cafes, shops and ice-cream parlours.
In the heart of Vendicari Nature Reserve lies an 8km stretch of golden sand dunes, lagoons, cliffs and hidden bays. There are no sun loungers, bars or water sports and no crowds. A truly wonderful place to swim and well-suited to families but be sure to take anything you might need including water with you.
Pozzallo is a pleasant seaside town with bars and restaurants along its seafront. Also just out of the town along the coastal road towards Noto there are secluded, unspoilt beaches and coves that will be less crowded than in town.
Sagra delle Teste di Turco (Scicli)
A celebration of the liberation of Sicily in 1091, following the Norman victory over the Arabs, with the town’s traditional cake, known as Turks’ Head, and a glass or two of local wine.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Val di Noto
Drive around the late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto. The valley holds a series of picturesque towns composed almost entirely of Baroque churches, palaces and house - a must see for architectural and historical enthusiasts.
Mulino ad Acqua – Museo Cavallo d’Ispica
A beautiful original watermill exhibit from the early 18th century - open every day and night visits are also available to pre-book.
The best way to see Modica is to cycle around town. You can rent an electric bicycle and tour around the city with no parking space worries. There are group tours and touring routes to follow or you can just follow your nose..!