Modica is an attractive historic town in south-eastern Sicily, and particularly famous for its chocolate and a popular destination for food-lovers. Modica was important in Medieval times, and rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1693 and now boasts fine late-Baroque architecture as well as a medieval old town.
Modica boasts a town museum, many famous chocolate shops and many restaurants and cafes and this street is the place tourists are likely to spend most of their time.
Modica has a large number of impressive churches, including two grand Baroque cathedrals. Modica's historic castle complex dominates the end of the ridge overlooking the heart of the lower town - a site with a long history, archaeological remains, old prisons and passages leading down to the lower town.