Audio tour

Audio tourMODICA UNESCO heritage - guided tour

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Modica, a city rich in art, history and tradition. It’s a unique and charming place, where the splendor of the baroque architecture offers an intimate atmosphere, heightened by its hidden alleys that raise unexpected emotions.
    Present day Modica is defined by its late-baroque style but this overlays the settlements that have stood on the site since prehistoric times and give to the city its millennia of history.
    During its urban development, Modica followed the lay of the land and its shape became unique. The writer Gesualdo Bufalino said: “….it is a place in the shape of a split pomegranate…half-constricted by a small spur of rock and half spread out at its feet”. Nowadays, Modica sits between the rocky plateau and the nearby gorges that were gouged out of the rock by the river Moticano and its tributaries. In the rocky upland the most ancient settlement is called Modica Alta, distinguishing it from the further expansion in the valley below, which takes the name of Modica Bassa.

  3. 1 Garibaldi Theater
  4. 2 Palace of Studies
  5. 3 Our Lady of Succour
  6. 4 St. Peter’s Church
  7. 5 The Rock-Church of San Nicolò Inferiore
  8. 6 The Palace of Culture
  9. 7 Grimaldi Palace
  10. 8 De Leva Palace
  11. 9 The Church of the Holy Saviour
  12. 10 Carmine’s Church
  13. 11 St. Paul’s Church
  14. 12 The Tommaso Campailla Medical Museum.
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Modica, a city rich in art, history and tradition. It’s a unique and charming place, where the splendor of the baroque architecture offers an intimate atmosphere, heightened by its hidden alleys that raise unexpected emotions.
    Present day Modica is defined by its late-baroque style but this overlays the settlements that have stood on the site since prehistoric times and give to the city its millennia of history.
    During its urban development, Modica followed the lay of the land and its shape became unique. The writer Gesualdo Bufalino said: “….it is a place in the shape of a split pomegranate…half-constricted by a small spur of rock and half spread out at its feet”. Nowadays, Modica sits between the rocky plateau and the nearby gorges that were gouged out of the rock by the river Moticano and its tributaries. In the rocky upland the most ancient settlement is called Modica Alta, distinguishing it from the further expansion in the valley below, which takes the name of Modica Bassa.

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  • Sarah

    5 out of 5 rating 08-19-2019

    Really nice and interesting tour, thank you!

  • Mario

    5 out of 5 rating 08-27-2017

    Ottimo tour, ci ha portato a visitare le bellezze di Modica

  • Ettore

    5 out of 5 rating 04-27-2016

    ben fatto lo consiglio! Lavoro ottimo