9 Best Things To Do In Modica, Italy At Night

things to do in Modica at night
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Modica, a captivating historic gem in the south-eastern part of Sicily island, is not only for those hunting for daylight attractions, but the Baroque town dramatically carries many enchanting things to do when the sun dips behind the horizon. Interestingly, they are more than just dropping in the Duomo San Piedro or seeing majolica ware and fossils at Mucio Civico. To get rid of your curiosity, just read this following guide:

1. Have Sicilian dinner in Accursio

It must be obvious that Modica is one of the best dining destinations in Sicily. Thus, you can’t miss the Accursio, a vintage restaurant at the middle of the city to luxuriate in the most flavorful Sicilian dinner meals. Reserve your table and choose your tasting menu – we recommend you to try the signature dishes like the gomitolo di mozzarella, la pizzaiola di ricciola, and scamone di manzo.

Accursio Ristorante

Address: Via Clemente Grimaldi, 414, 97015 Modica RG, Italy

Website: Accursio

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2. Visit the ancient castle named Castlello dei Conti

Seeing the medieval castle like Castlello dei Conti in the dusk is beautiful. The artistic remnants dating back to the 18th century is more than a symbolic Modica’s landmark. It boasts a historical value which youngsters should learn. The ancient clock tower even looks overly dramatic when it gets a light reflection.

Castlello dei Conti

Address: Via Commendatore Navarra G., 65, 91011 Alcamo TP, Italy

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Website: Castlello dei Conti

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3. Drop in Quasimodo’s House

If you are a true historian and an art fanatic, then you must make a visit to the Quasimodo’s House, perching beautifully in Via Posteria. The decorative dwelling is where the famed Italian poet, novelist, and Nobel Prize winner named Salvatore Quasimodo once lived. Inside the building, you have an opportunity to see Modica in the past and listen to the legend’s voice reciting some of his beautiful poems.

Quasimodo’s House

Address: Via Posterla 84, Modica, Italy

Opening Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)

Website: Quasimodo’s House

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4. Have a taste for Adamo's gellato at Caffè Adamo

To quench your craving for the sweet yet cold stuff, you have to get a taste of the phenomenal gelato, specially made by Antonio Adamo. The Italian ice cream comprising of two basic elements, freshness and ingredient’s flavor, has a wide number of variations. No matter whether you fall in love with the dreamy ricotta, crema or pistachio.

Caffè Adamo

Address: Via Marchesa Tedeschi, 17, 97015 Modica RG, Italy

Opening Hours: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Website: Caffè Adamo

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5. Buy Sicilian chocolate at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

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Taking a little trip to see how the local chocolate is produced at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto is a must. The main reason is that the factory applies a traditional method like what the Aztec people do. It’s no wonder the mixture of cocoa and sugar tastes so natural. Thus, you need to buy the sweet for your family’s gift. Aside from bars, you can have the nougat, biscuit, and liquor, all in chocolate flavor.

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

Address: Corso Umberto I, 159, 97015 Modica RG, Italy

Website: Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

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6. Find cute souvenirs at Jolly Casa

If you are about to seek an unusual souvenir especially for your children in Modica, you better check out the Jolly Casa, a gift shop that sits in Modica Alta. There are plenty of adorably sweet and fashionable dolls, purses, key chains, greeting cards, and fake flowers varying in size, color and shape. The hand-made products made of high-quality material have glamorously artistic details and touches.

Jolly Casa

Address: Corso Sicilia 1 C, Modica Alta, RG, Italy

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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7. Adore the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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It doesn’t seem complete if your Modica’s journey ends up without exploring the ancient duomos (cathedral in Italian). One of the historic places to worship you can’t ignore could be the Cathedral of San Giorgio. Grab the wonderful opportunity to dig in some epic master pieces such as the Mancino and Berrettaro’s sculpture and the Arca Santa from the 14th century, letting you experience the past.

Cathedral of San Giorgio

Address: Corso S. Giorgio, 97015 Modica RG, Italy

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Website: Cathedral of San Giorgio

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8. Enjoy truly local dinner at Osteria dei Sapori Perduti

You must think that the best Sicilian meal is always identical with the fancy one or sea food-related, mustn’t you? It’s likely mistaken as when you hit the Osteria dei Sapori Perduti, the genuine local food appears. The inexpensive price, the quiet environment, and an assortment of tasteful pasta, salad, and meaty dishes are the main highlights. The hospitable staff is also the highlight.

Osteria dei Sapori Perduti

Address: Corso Umberto I 228, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy

Opening Hours: 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Website: Osteria dei Sapori Perduti

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9. Try the local wine at Rappa Enoteca

Your wine time with friends seems more awesome at Rappa Enoteca, a liquor store with a unique concept you can’t find in another place. It’s where you can savor a wide variety of wines, craft beers, and marmalades. Furthermore, you will be stunned with the apericena-style dinner, as well as the informative books for your leisure reading time.

Rappa Enoteca

Address: Corso Santa Teresa 97/99, 97015 Modica

Opening Hours: 5 to 11:30 p.m.

Website: Rappa Enoteca

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Wine, gelato, and chocolate are just a few things that Modica offers at night

Modica, the Sicilian pearl, does arouse people’s interest with the recommended night attractions from Accursio to experiencing the most memorable Sicilian dinner to Rappa Enoteca to taste the finest wine in the entire region.

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