Thursday, August 14, 2014

MODICA, CITTÀ CHIUSA

If you are a tourist coming to Modica tomorrow for the Ferragosto holiday, you will be able to visit this,

Modica, Duomo di San Pietro


this

Modica, Duomo di San Giorgio


and this:

Modica, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem


Virtually everything else, I am sorry to tell you, will be closed. This includes museums, the house of Modica's Nobel laureate Salvatore Quasimodo and, in the countryside, the Cava d'Ispica.

Yes, it is true that if we come to another country, we have to do our best to adapt to its rhythms and I have no problem with that. However, dear Comune di Modica, you cannot continue to behave in such a way and, at the same time, blame your woes on the crisi economica and tell us how much you want tourists!

Happy Ferragosto.

8 comments:

Lee said...

Siesta taken literally, it seems! :)

Maciej Panhirsz said...

Hi :-) well to be honest I did not care, cause Modica did not really have anything interesting to offer as far as sights go. Food is great though!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad you like the food at least, Maciej!

Winchester whisperer said...

Typical Sicily!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, utterly daft, WW!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sorry I somehow missed replying to your comment, Lee. It would seem so!

Weekend Yachtsman said...

When we lived in Liguria back in the 80's, and some such inconvenient nonsense occurred, our friends would shrug and say "It is Italy" - there was nothing else to say really.

We still loved it and still do!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, WY but people take it to extremes down here!

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