Modica and Cava d'Ispica

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Tour Number

Activity Level

124813


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Baroque, chocolate and archaeology


Modica, whose county was the capital of one of the most important feudal states of southern Italy, was born on the sides of two narrow valleys. Its twine of restricted alleys discloses wonderful Baroque buildings and churches which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The territory of Modica rises in a geographical landscape whose beauty is more than rare. It is characteirsed by deep canyons that influence the calcareous Hyblaean plateau. Therefore, Modica will strike your imagination by virtue of its different landscapes, monuments, and traditional delicacies. All these elements are the result of a long historical process that began in prehistory.

Itinerary

The ancient history of the territory of Modica is still perfectly visible in Cava d'Ispica which is a naturally valuable canyon without any doubts. It shows prehistoric tombs, Paleo-christian catacombs, rocky churches and troglodyte dwellings that were inhabited from the Middle Ages to the 1950s. The tour will start from the Archaeological Park of Cava Ispica to reach the rocky dwellings of Pernamazzone and the Sicanian Castle together with the prehistoric necropolis of Calicantone. In the afternoon, we will go to Modica to visit its Baroque and late medieval monuments and to taste the incredible sweetness of its fine chocolate.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Modica, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti

End location: Back to the starting point

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Walking and taxi

What’s Included

Other: Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

9 Eur - Entrance tickets to: Archaeological Park of Cava d'Ispica (€ 4,00 per person)and rupestrian church of San Nicolò Inferiore (€ 2,00 per person).
Parking fees: more or less € 3,00 per car

What’s Extra

Other: The price doesn't include the transport to and from the sites, the entrance ticket to the monuments, the parking fee and the food

A Recent Review of this tour

Alessandro was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm guide. His passion for archeology, history and culture was infectious. This tour was customized for us and we enjoyed it thoroughly. As with the tour we took with Alessandro the day before, we were so impressed by his ability to make the complicated history of the area come alive.
Shelley Sella

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