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    Italian Town of Modica - Great Attractions (Modica, Italy)

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Take a tour of Italian Town of Modica in Modica, Italy - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    The town of Modica in Sicily, Italy has been honored with the moniker of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The city has been inhabited as early as the 11th century BC, and throughout its existence has been ruled by many Italian and some Arab tribes.

    The community’s economy is based upon its Aztec-recipe chocolate, olives, legumes and cattle.

    The people here have maintained their impressive churches despite numerous earthquakes and floods since the 17th century.

    The town was once famous for its art, medicine and philosophy, which made it a heavily bourgeois populated area in the 19th century.

    Modica is built into the limestone slopes of the Hyblaean Mountains.

    The town and commune can be found in the Province of Ragusa, in southern Sicily.