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The city of Modica
Modica (Muòrica in Sicilian) It is an Italian town of about 55.000 inhabitants in the province of Ragusa in Sicily.
Neolithic origins City, Modica It is the historic capital of the territory: until the nineteenth century was the capital of a County that has exerted a vast political influence, economic and cultural, so that it was counted among the most powerful fiefdoms midday.
As a legacy of a lost political centrality, It remained the fourth most important city in Sicily (after Palermo, Catania and Messina) until the first half of the twentieth century and is still a fundamental point of reference for the south-eastern area.
Modica It boasts a rich repertoire of gastronomic specialties, result of contamination of the various cultures that have dominated; It is mainly known for the production of the typical chocolate Aztec derivation.
Its historic center, rebuilt following the devastating earthquake of 1693, It is one of the finest examples of late Baroque architecture and for his masterpieces the city has been included in 2002, along with some towns in the Val di Noto, the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
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