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Address: Piazzetta Grimaldi, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0932752897
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A chapel inside a cave.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Tonino G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

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. Amazing. Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

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 was a true gentleman and was truly charming too. A real must see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

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 saw among dozens on our visit to Italy.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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 quite dark as it's really in a cave. There are frescoes in differing condition, but... More 

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San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A little gem - you have to ring the bell and wait for someone to open up - a church in a cave with wall paintings dating back hundreds of years. Atmospheric and fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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 the keys as the office is above!

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Thank April G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

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 this attraction, they are not of this church. Ernesto, the curator, is a mine of... More 

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