The Aztec Xocoàtl was brought to Europe in the 16th century after the discovery of the New World, and was first introduced to Sicily during the Spanish rule of Modica. Over the centuries its characteristics have been maintained by the preservation of the original process, which uses low temperatures. Discover how the “black gold” of Modica was created and how the flavour, a unique blend of cocoa, sugar and spices, is kept distinct. The aromas of cinnamon, hot pepper, vanilla, orange, cardamom and ginger will inebriate you as you visit our chosen chocolate ateliers, Antica Dolceria Bonajuto and Casa Don Puglisi. Ask us for information on private visits and tastings.