Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Cathedral of San Giorgio, Modica, Sicily


Many, many flights of steps lead up to the stunning Baroque facade of Modica's Cathedral of San Giorgio. Built after the earthquake of 1693, the ornately carved rich cream stone looks pristine after what must have been a recent restoration. High up the hillside, the elegant bell tower is a majestic image of Modica. If you are lucky, you might see a wedding part congregate on the steps in the sunlight on a Saturday evening. Unfortunately, the small gardens in front of the cathedral are litter strewn and in desperate need of tender loving care. 


A wedding party gathers on the steps of Modica's cathedral
The interior of the Cathedral of San Giorgio
San Giorgio Cathedral's heavily-restored facade gleams in the early evening sunshine