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Things to do in Modica

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The top 15 attractions in Modica

Cathedrals in Modica
Catedral de San Jorge
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Modica doesn't have a very large population, but it does have many "treasures," and certainly one of them is Duomo of San Giorgio (St. George's Cathedral). The cathedral is dedicated to the city's patron saint and is Baroque. Its facade was begun in the 18th century, but wasn't completed until the 19th. The most impressive is the staircase of 164 steps that leads to the entrance! Its interior, which is also baroque, is painted white and light blue (although it could do with a lick of paint). It has an impressive gilt altarpiece and an organ that still works today. The view of the streets, staggered and irregular, from the entrance of the church, on top of the stairs, is one of the best in town.
Churches in Modica
San Pedro church
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The Chiesa di San Pietro (or: St. Peter's Church) is one of the most important churches in the small Sicilian town of Modica. Walking down the street the first thing that will probably stand out to you is the beautiful staircase with sculptures of the apostles on it. Inside of the 3 ships it's even more impressive than its facade because it's better preserved and restored than [poi = 1021511] St. George's Cathedral [/ poi], with Corinthian columns with beautiful, spectacularly decorated with marble inlay white, colored marble and frescoes depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Compared to the cathedral, I can not say which is prettier.
Churches in Modica
San Nicolo Inferiore church
Well, pehaps it should be rather "what's left of it." XII century but was not discovered until the twentieth! and this within a courtyard, along the narrow streets of the center. It has been restored by a private foundation. The Byzantine-style frescoes! Although from the twelfth century are not entirely restored, you can see the the ones from the XIV and XVI, but the restoration works are ongoing. It is realy wonderful to see the Christ Pantocrator, almost a private visit, only you! And use your imagination to get an idea of ​​how the rest of the church looked. Although not very easy to find, well worth the visit. A small sign indicates where it is located, but it's best to ask for directions.
Of Touristic Interest in Modica
Casa natalicia de Salvatore Quasimodo
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Salvatore Quasimodo was an Italian poet and journalist who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959. He was also a member of the Hermetic movement as it was called Italian. Meaning he thought he should write symbolically to avoid censorship. Quasimodo was born in Modica, but he only lived there his early years, given the importance of his character, his home is definitely considered to be a cultural hotspot, having plates with his poems on the street. The view from the porch of her house is very nice, is quite high, as the streets in Modica are constructed and built on the mountain
Churches in Modica
Museums in Modica
Museum Ibleo Delle Arti E Tradizioni Popolari S. A. Guastella
The Ibleo Delle Arti E Tradizioni Popolari S.A. Guastella museum houses a vast collection on the local civilization. There are 15 workshops that have been reconstructed, such as: the blacksmith, farrier, the mielaio the aggiustapiatti, the stonecutter, the carter, the Scopaio, the shoemaker, the tailor, the basket maker, a manufacturer of ropes, the cake, the saddler, the plumber, the mason's carpenter-cabinetmaker. and there's a large courtyard house, stables, boiler room and bedroom. On the other hand, a room is dedicated to popular religion.
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