Modica & Noto, Sicily

Modica (and Noto) are both UNESCO Heritages Sites because of their unique Sicilian Baroque architecture that was constructed after the area was mostly devastated by 1693 earthquake.

The small city of Modica is built along the slopes and base of this valley.  

Modica has amazing chocolate deriving from an original ancient Aztec recipe that the Spaniards brought to Sicily centuries ago.  The chocolate is grainy, aromatic and reminds me of chocolate from Central America.

Inside the Cathedral...

Good thing the rental Fiat was tiny because the street were also teensy.

The Cathedral and other Baroque architecture in Noto...

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