Duomo di San Pietro

The Church dedicated to St. Peter, in Modica Bassa, features a principal façade crowned by a typical Sicilian Baroque belltower, 49 metres (161 ft) high. Built in the mid-14th century, it was partially damaged by the earthquake of 1613. Immediately rebuilt with the offerings of the devotees, was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1693. Its reconstruction, starting from the early 1700s, is the work of local master builders, among which Mario Spada from Ragusa and Rosario Boscarino from Modica. The Church was completed at the end of the century, as suggested by a royal decree of Charles III of Bourbon (1797).The Dome is inscribed in the UNESCO Heritage Site List (2002).