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It is worth a trip: this is the tempting invite that ChocoModica 2015 sends to all chocolate addicted and art lovers. Also this year, the most delicious Sicilian event will enhance prestigious buildings, squares and monuments of the old town centre, symbols of the Sicilian Baroque architecture and inscribed on the World Heritage list.
Supported by the Sicily Region, the Chamber of Commerce of Ragusa and many trade associations of the area, organized in collaboration with the Modica Consortium for the protection of chocolate, the event is coordinated by the city of Modica and Eurochocolate.
ABOUT THE EVENT
ChocoModica 2015 is waiting for you, with many free events that will amaze foodies of all ages!
Visitors can buy cocoa and chocolate in a specific area designated for the sales, choosing among a wide range of options proposed by local artisan businesses, keepers of the chocolate-making process of Modica. ChocoModica offers many educational and cultural activities, all free of charge.
Visitors can attend cooking labs, workshops, taste itineraries and presentations to learn all the secrets about the chocolate-making tradition of Modica.
Cocoa and chocolate will be also the protagonists of suggestive exhibitions that will help visitors to discover the artistic and architectural treasures of the city of Modica. And for the kids there will be lots of tasty and funny learning activities.
The chocolate of Modica is an exquisite delicacy with a long history, which connected Sicily and Spain from age to age and now is heading to Mexico.
The art of chocolate was brought to Sicily by the Spanish people in 1600. The flourishing County of Modica, which included three-quarters of the Sicily region, learned this art. Here, sugar and spices (vanilla and cinnamon) were added to the original recipe, obtaining a product that besides being nutritious was also considered a medicine.
Those flavours remained unchanged through history, without passing through an industrial stage, and this is the reason why Modica produces an amazing chocolate full of aromas.