Towns like Modica seem cut from the rock they’re built on, a uniform dull earth color, stark against the sky. Like a good chocolate truffle, the insides of the important buildings are an explosion of fancy called southern Baroque. Speaking of chocolate, you’ll find lots of good chocolate in Modica. There’s even a museum of it: Museo del Cioccolato di Modica which documents the history of chocolate dating back to pre-Columbian times, and features chocolate sculptures!
You will also find the cooking school called Love Sicily. Good lord how I yearn for the Carnival Timbale they used to make. It’s got pork sauce. I needn’t say more. That recipe seems to have gone by the wayside. But you can find recipes for inspector Montalbano’s favorite foods, which include Timballo di Ziti
I gotta go before I drool on the keyboard. Here’s Modica, in all it’s glory: