St George’s cathedral stands gloriously on the hillside in Modica Alta (upper town). Walk down flower-adorned steps and narrow alleys to Modica Bassa (lower) to find St Peter’s. Look for the street ‘Corso Umberto I’, which splits the two parts of town. It is the best location to soak in the lively local atmosphere. An avenue flanked by graceful palaces, restaurants, bars and boutiques; this is perfect place to grab a bite to eat and watch the locals present their version of ‘la bella figura’.
© pictures: Antica Dolceria Bonajuto