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Martha Bakerjian

Chocolate in Modica, Sicily

By April 3, 2008

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Modica is a pretty Baroque town in southeastern Sicily. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the nearby Baroque towns of Ragusa, Noto, Scicli. Modica is just 20 km from Ragusa, shown on Europe Travel's Sicily Map.

modica chocolate pictureModica is also famous for its chocolate. Walking along Corso Umberto I, the main street, we came upon several chocolate shops. After a hot chocolate in a bar, we stopped in a couple shops to sample and buy the famous chocolate which comes in a variety of forms and flavors. My favorite was the soft chocolate cookie with pepperoncini, red peppers, bursting with chocolate flavor and spiciness, found at 'ntantatýri.

Did you know that chocolate for eating as we know it today (bars and pieces) originated in Italy? Eating chocolate was first made in Turin, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Find out more in Chocolate and Coffee in Turin.

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