"Un teatro era il paese, un proscenio di pietre rosa, una festa di mirabilia. E come odorava di gelsomino sul far della sera. Non finirei mai di parlarne, di ritornare a specchiarmi in un così tenero miraggio di lontananze..." (Gesualdo Bufalino)


MODICA

Ancient capital of “ The County”, Modica is situated in a characteristic territory, the urban life is organized and laid around a valley that in the past had two rivers. The architecture style, that prevail, is the late Baroque with a fairly notes of Liberty. An evident example of sublime Baroque is the San Giorgio Cathedral that dominates the uptown but it doesn't eclipse the imposing cathedral of San Pietro. This dualism is debated in two levels: architecture level and spiritual level; the city, in fact, is almost divided between two patrons. The castle of the che counts is, perhaps, the only example of medieval architecture that remains to witness the grounder of the county. The cultural richness of Modica’s origins are very remote and finds its roots in different cultures. Various dominations, sometimes simultaneously, have facilitated the economic and cultural development of the city. The chocolate is only the most famous example. Modica is today part of the Unesco World Heritage list and attracts thousands of visitors who are chanted by its charm, be witched by the landscapes and history of the past and delighted by its gastronomy.


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