…a fondant chocolate of two types - vanilla and cinnamon - to be eaten in squares or melted in a cup: the flavour is so unique that whoever tastes it seems to have attained the archetype, the absolute and the chocolate produced elsewhere - even the most famous - seems to be its adulterated or corrupted version…
Leonardo Sciascia, La Contea di Modica
The city of Modica lies along a series of canyons that cut the white Hyblaean limestone. Its characteristic medieval urban system, which had been considerably changed by the 1693 earthquake, was then shaped according to the late Baroque architecture. Besides being the capital of one of the most important feudal states in South Italy, the County of Modica also treasured the secrets of an old Aztec recipe, namely the chocolate, that was imported by Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century.
Our private food and cultural tour will start with a walk along the restricted alleys of this Unesco town, which disclose wonderful medieval and Baroque monuments. We will then discover the local ancient method to make chocolate under the expert guide of our chocolate makers, who will be sharing the secrets of Modica's chocolate with you.