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Tucked away in a corner of a small plaza behind San Pietro is the entrance to this 6th century grotto church/museum. It is carved into the rock and is like a cave.It is in a raw state, The paintings over paintings can be seen, the...More
Very important relic witnesses the byzantine art in Modica.
Interesting the way how this site were unexpectedly discovered by a group of little kids while playing street soccer.
The ball fallen in the cave and the absyd were found due to some stunning figures painted....More
What an extraordinary find for us. A find that is made all the more amazing amongst all the grander Baroque churches. It seems so honest, there's very little theatre, that the emotions really become felt by all who visit. The man who let us in...More
We stumbled upon this 12th century church build into a cave, and it was fascinating. The person who admitted us was very friendly and explained how the church was discovered in the 1980s by children chasing a ball. This was the most interesting church we...More
We would not have found this historic site if not for the person at the visitor's center. It is an amazing example of the preservation that goes on in Sicily. The picture identifying the site is not accurate.
Of all the churches in Modica, and there seem to be many, this is the one I wouldn't have missed. It's in a little street near the big church of St Peter. You have to ring the bell to gain entry. It's very cold and...More
So old and beautiful, the frescoes of such a high standard for their age. A total surprise and a lovely curator. It closes at 1pm and when you ring the bell do wait a little time and you will be greeted by a lady with...More
It won't take long, but you should make a visit to this little church in a grotto, if you are in Modica. Hidden behind a garage, It has amazing wall paintings and is unlike any other church in Modica - ignore the pictures showing for...More