Historical Modica

Modica is one of the most lovely cities in all Sicily. It grew up in the southern reach of the Iblean mountains and was originally divided into two areas: Modica Alta (Upper Modica), whose picturesque stone houses nestle on the slopes of a mount, and Modica Bassa (Lower Modica), lying down in the valley once flown by the rivers Ianni Mauro and Pozzo dei Pruni – covered at the beginning of the century because of frequent floods – where now runs the Corso Umberto, the city’s main thoroughfare and historic centre of the town.
In 2002, UNESCO’s Executive Board voted to declare Modica as World Heritage Site.