Baroque city of the Val di Noto, it is located in the south east of Sicily and has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage cities since 2002. It is a city of Neolithic origin, the capital of an ancient and powerful County, which boasts a rich repertoire of specialties gastronomic, as well as a great artistic and cultural heritage. Today it is known above all for the production of the typical Aztec-derived chocolate. The historic center of the city, entirely rebuilt following the earthquake of 1693, is divided into two large districts: Modica Alta and Modica Bassa. Today walking through the streets of Modica means making a journey steeped in history between late Baroque palaces, churches with majestic steps and great masterpieces.