Weekend The good of Modica
City break in Modica, to enjoy the city in every sense! Three days to experience one of the most beautiful centers of the Sicilian Baroque, also known for its gastronomic specialties. Among these, chocolate, whose particular recipe of Aztec origin has been handed down for centuries, and today has also been collected by those who want to share the taste of solidarity.
- 3 days
- minimum 2
- on demand
- Get in touch with the locals, starting from Rosellina and his collaborators, managers of the first holiday home in Modica
- See Modica as in a zoom: from the top of the viewpoint to the bottom of the canyon along which it is built
- Taste the typical Don Puglisi Focacceria Modicane scacce: many different flavors, but the unique flavor of solidarity!
- Learn all about typical Modican chocolate
Arrival at Modica
We recommend you to arrive at the airport (the closest are those of Catania or Comiso) by the afternoon, so that, after the autonomous transfer and check-in in accommodation in the city center, you can have some free time to start exploring the rich offer of monuments and sites of interest that Modica presents.
Free dinner and overnight at I Tetti di Siciliando, the first extra-hotel accommodation facility built in Modica in an ancient noble residence of the early twentieth century, recovered after years of neglect.
Modica - Cooking class
Free day to dedicate to the visit of Modica, jewel city declared Unesco heritage. Nestled among the Iblean rocks, the city unfolds on a plateau that descends from the hills to a concave valley, once the bed of a river: this makes the urban plan is organized on several neighborhoods distributed on different heights.
Despite its medieval layout, it is the late Baroque that dominates the architecture of historic buildings and churches, most of which were built after the earthquake that struck eastern Sicily in 1693.
The site had to be inhabited since prehistoric times, as can be seen from the numerous rock remains that surround the city, but it is from the Middle Ages and until the nineteenth century that the county of Modica conquers a strategic role from an economic and cultural point of view, so much so that the whole territory of the province of Ragusa was attached to the county.
Walk through the narrow streets steeped in history, between the narrow streets and the long staircases that wind between the houses clustered in the neighborhoods of Modica Alta and Modica Bassa, then suddenly opening on majestic and spectacular architectural masterpieces.
In the afternoon Rosellina awaits you in the large kitchen of I Tetti di Siciliando, to cook together some typical Modican dishes: a cooking class to immerse yourself in the local culinary tradition together with the inhabitants of the city.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Chocolate and solidarity
Breakfast and check out.
In the morning appointment at the Casa Don Puglisi to know all the secrets of Modica chocolate: a reception centre for mothers and women in difficulty that has been able to promote the economic and social emancipation of fragile subjects thanks to the production of chocolate, sweets and other gastronomic specialties.
You will meet a member of the cooperative to discover, through a demonstration in the showroom of the House, how to make Modica chocolate and to taste the intense flavor of various aromas.
Following lunch at the Focacceria della Casa, based on the typical scacce modicane, and, of course, the arancini!
We suggest leaving in the afternoon, independent transfer to the airport and departure.
Accomodation The package includes the following accomodation
I Tetti di SiciliandoB&B / Guesthouse Modica
This tour goes to:
ModicaIts old town offers an amazing view: houses, alleys and churches ''climb' literally on both sides of a wide river valley.