A guided tour of Modica, an extraordinary experience to discover the “City of the 100 Churches” with an officially licensed local tour guide who will reveal the ins and outs and the history of the famous County of Modica, defined as “the island in the island”.  A route among ancient Baroque palaces and alleys where time seems to have stopped, scenic staircases and breath-taking glimpses for the lovers of photography.  The tour begins at the Castello dei Conti (Conti Castle), to then go down towards the Duomo di San Giorgio (Saint George) to admire its tower façade defined as “one of the 7 Baroque wonders”.  During the guided tour, we will discover cave dwellings and rocky churches.  A trip is completed with the intense smell of Modica’s chocolate in one of the most famous bakeries of Modica.



Where: Modica

When: All the year

Duration: 3 hours

Meals: Tasting of typical product (your choise)

Available

Mon - Tue - Wed - Thu - Fri - Sat - Sun 

Number of participants

Min. 2

Suitable for

Individuals, groups, couples

Languages

Italian - English - French 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A guided tour of Modica’s old city with an officially licensed tour guide, exclusively for you. 

Here are some of the places, monuments and churches that you can visit:

  • Duomo di San Giorgio, the supreme example of late Baroque architecture. The church contains a 16th century polyptych, a functioning analemmatic sundial and the biggest organ in the city. It is also possible to visit the bell tower.
  • Visit to the Castello dei Conti, the ancient governors’ residence. In its interior, remodeled after the Earthquake of 1693, there are the caves, which were used as prisons, and a panoramic view of the city from the governor’s balcony.
  • The house of the poet Quasimodo, a museum that contains the poet’s furniture, pictures, personal objects and it is possible to hear his poetry from his own voice.
  • The rocky neighborhood, with the “clothed caves”, houses carved from the rock and tour of the rocky church of San Nicolò, a cave with frescos from the 12th, 14th and 16th
  • Tour of the Duomo di San Pietro (Saint Peter), which contains a statue by Civiletti.
  • Tour of a typical Modica bakery with the tasting of chocolate and typical local products.

Important:  the possibility to personalize the itinerary, the starting time and the length of the tour subject to availability.  

All services that are not included in the "Included" list are not covered by the price.

It is possible to make the reservation by email or whatsapp. Book at least 24 hours before.

No special clothing recommended.


 

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