In Modica as in a Sicilian Nativity Village

 

December is here and with the opening of this month, the joyful holiday season.  I love this time of year.  If all months and seasons could be as warm and cozy and festive as this one. 

I rose with thoughts of Modica…only an hour or so away from my hometown, a place so near and dear to my heart, the quintessential and picturesque Sicilian nativity-like village….I returned this past fall with my family and fell in love all over again with this up and coming Sicilian destination so appreciated by all the new Swedish tourists that reach in hundreds every week thanks to a new agreement between Comiso Airport and Swedish Airlines.  You’ll have to bear with me as I will dedicate a few more travel reflections to this idyllic town. 

Today, I want to share with you the visions I had in my mind over breakfast:  meandering in the lovely alleys, smelling fresh laundry hanging from the balconies, tasting the much coveted cioccolata Modica is renowned for globally (you can have it calda – hot if you wish), visiting some of the many churches dotting the town, enjoying gnocchi freschi ripieni con ricotta modicana, sugo e melanzane fritte {homemade gnocchi filled with local ricotta from Modica, tomato sauce and fried eggplants} or coniglio al pistacchio {rabbit made with pistachio} …I forgot the antipasto made with pecorini and freshly made ricotta, topped with a fragrant and rich red Nero d’Avola wine.   

Enjoy the photographic moments below, imagine we took a beautiful Sunday walk together in Modica…..some of these are taken from high above in the Belvedere in Modica Alta.   Wishing you and your famiglie a relaxing Sunday/Buona Domenica!  Francesca 

 

Modica  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Modica {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Modica  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Modica {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Case/Houses in Modica, Sicily from the Belvedere  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Case/Houses in Modica, Sicily from the Belvedere {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
View of Modica from the Belvedere  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
View of Modica from the Belvedere {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}

 

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