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Full Day Tour of Cava Ispica and Modica

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Uncovered Sicily

  • Locations

    Modica, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €325 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Modica, Bar Prima Fila

  • Price Includes

    Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

  • Notes

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

Highlights

  • Prehistoric Necropolis of Calicantone
  • Archaeological Park of Cava d'Ispica
  • Duomo of San Giorgio
  • The rock-cut church of San Nicolò Inferiore
  • The Church of San Pietro

Trip Info

Modica, whose county was the capital of one of the most important feudal states in South 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. The ancient history of the territory of Modica is still perfectly visible in Cava Ispica, which is a naturally valuable canyon without any doubts. It shows prehistoric tombs, Paleochristian 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 dwelling the so-called “Castello Sicano” 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.

Your adventure awaits!

Uncovered Sicily

Uncovered Sicily is a talented team of local archaeologists, art historians, architects, science experts and food & wine specialists brought up with a passion for Sicily. Our tour guides are ready to help you delve deep into Sicily through the Uncovered Sicily cultural and customized tours which, from archaeology to art and architecture, from nature to food and wine, will offer you a comprehensive view of our Sicilian land and culture. Our experts are all licensed tour guides, carefully selected for their in-depth knowledge in their fields of study, their communication skills and their friendly approach.

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