An Easter Kiss

Apr 14, 2020 276


Modica is a Baroque town perched in the mountains of southern Sicily, an island just off the tip of the Italian mainland. With over one hundred churches, it is the site of one of Sicily’s most beloved Easter traditions.

The Spanish, before there was a unified Spain and therefore starting with the Kingdom of Aragon, occupied Sicily for approximately 500 years. When Modica was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693, it enabled Spanish nobility to rebuild it entirely in the (at that time) new Baroque style. This has made Modica one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.

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