Modica has ancient origins. The site was inhabited since prehistoric times by the Sicilians, then the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Swabians, the Angionians and the Aragonese. Modica had its golden age when it became the capital of Contea in 1392. In 1693 the city was destroyed by the very strong earthquake and subsequently rebuilt resources more beautiful than before with sumptuous palaces and spectacular baroque churches, today Unesco heritage. Modica is not only historical center: the territory extends from the hill to the coast including the fraction of Frigintini with its prestigious productions of carob and oil with a protected designation of origin, the archaeological site of Cava Ispica and the seaside hamlets of Maganuco and Marina di Modica with splendid golden beaches and accommodation of all kinds.
A visit to Modica can be summarized as follows: art, history, countryside, sea and a highly appreciated food and wine tradition that boasts the only chocolate of protected geographical indication in Europe, elements that together make a stay for all interesting, relaxing and delicious . Visiting our city is an opportunity for knowledge and fun whether you decide on counting the countless staircases up and down the historic center, whether you choose one of the many panoramic tours or a holiday in the countryside or by the sea.