The Baroque city plays host to a festival that is all about the delicious local chocolate. The most eagerly awaited event of the Sicilian autumn is sure to make you put your diet on hold, as you feast your eyes on the gorgeous palazzos and squares of the city centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The festival features a wealth of tasting sessions and associated events, including workshops, conferences, teaching sessions, concerts and guided tours of the museums.
And then there is the unmissable Chocolate Show, a mouthwatering emporium dedicated to the focus of the event, the food of the gods – Modica chocolate.
The restaurants serve up special, lip-smacking cocoa-based dishes. From the sweet to the spicy, this festival is worth a trip to Modica in and of itself, as the 100,000 or so people who attend it every year can attest. Do you have enough space left in your suitcase for a load of tempting bars?