Based on Greek history, Modica was founded in 1360 or 1031 BC, and was likely dependent on the neighboring City of Siracusa. It has a diverse history and has been influenced by many cultures (see Wikipedia).
There are a multitude of things to do and see in Modica, and the surrounding area. It is known for its excellent year round climate, rich cultural and historical attributes, baroque architecture, outstanding traditional Sicilian gastronomy (wine and food), friendly local people, and affordability. This City of 50,000 is ideally positioned to tour and visit Sicily. By car, it is within minutes of award winning Mediterranean beaches, and within a 40-mile radius of five UNESCO World Heritage cities (Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Noto, and Siracusa).
Modica is perfectly positioned for use as a “home base”, to explore this City, and nearby Cities, beaches, and areas of interest. We recommend renting a car for this purpose. Here are some additional sites that may be helpful:
Photos of the area surrounding Modica, Sicily: