Hi there in the next day of my beary trip around Sicily. Travel by train is a quite good idea. But do not expect super-fast trains here. Instead, you have a lot of time to gaze at cactuses, grapevines and olive trees through the window.
Finally, I am in Modica. This city is famous for its chocolate, marzipan sweets and baroque. Let’s see what they have here.
Modica the places you must see
Beautiful mountain. I hope they have a lift.
They do not have! But walking through these marvelous streets is a pleasure.
Here there are the steps…
here there are the steps…
and here there are the steps…
Probably, I can see the upper point.
Wait, wait, I lost my breath. In this place, I have to say sorry about wearing the same shirt as the other day, you know, it is a big deal to pack everything up to just one backpack when you are a globetrotter in Italy. I promise it is still fresh
Voilà! Here we are! I am in front of magnificent, wonderful, unimaginably beautiful building. And there are no steps anymore.
Give me another while. I am contemplating.
And that’s how Modica looks like from the top.
And that’s how it looks from the inside.
I see another globetrotter sitting there and contemplating.
The same way but down.
Marzipan sweets the best in Sicily
As I’ve already said Modica is famous for the sweets. Normally, in the whole Italy, you can buy marzipan only in the Christmas period. They are imported from Sicily. Here you can buy and eat them a whole year. The marzipan sweets are shaped in forms of real fruits. I bet that there is no fruit that is not copied yet by the pastry cooks from Sicily. The tradition of marzipan is related to Arabic domination on the island in the Middle Ages. Sicily is a beary interesting mixture of different cultures and influences. Guess which fruit is real.
Another symbol of Sicily is the tripod with the mythical Gorgon’s head. I saw them in many different cities of Sicily.
I have enough sweets. Let me eat something spicy.
I need many calories because the next day I’m goin’ to Palermo, the capital city of Sicily. Stay with me there will be many breathtaking photos.
Xo Xo. Metody the bear.