Split in two the upper town rescued from the 1693 earthquake is dramatically perched on a ridge on the slopes of the Iblei mountains, and the lower town houses the bustling main street, shops, cafes and piazzas. Modica has a wealth of fine decorative architecture most noticeably in its churches and monuments.
The city of 100 bells and 100 churches, Modica is a wonderful destination that charms visitors with its architecture, food and culture. Modica consists of a lower part, Modica Bassa and a higher, more ancient part, Modica Alta, connected through 130-m tall Ponte Guerrieri, one of the highest bridges in Europe.
Modica is famous for its rich and dark chocolate, produced in a traditional method imported from the New World by Sicily's Spanish overlords.