Full-day tour to Ragusa and Modica with lunch included from Siracusa
The city of Ragusa is located in the Iblean mountains and, along with Ragusa, it is part of UNESCO Heritage Sites of Sicily. The main economy of the area revolves around dairy cheese & agricultural products like olives, carobs, legumes, and grains.
Upon arrival we walk through the historical town of Ragusa Ibla highlights the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily, including several stunning palaces and churches. Light lunch in a local trattoria.
This afternoon, a short drive takes us to Modica a small village famous for the chocolate. Modica’s chocolate is one of the most famous products of the Ragusa area. It is still made the same way the ancient Aztecs made chocolate in Mexico and its tradition dates back to the 16th century. The technique was brought over by the Spaniards who in turn learned about it in what is now Mexico. We will then return to Syracuse.