Palazzo della Cultura, già Monastero di San Benedetto

Former Benedictine Monastery, (XVI-XIX century), the current Palace of Culture, was present at this site already in 1626, together with the church of Saints Catherine and Scholastica, renovated for civilian use in the early twentieth century. The monastery, dedicated to St. Benedict in 1637, was requisitioned by the royal government in 1860; hosts in its rooms the Archaeological Museum, whose highlight is the bronze statue of Hercules of Cafeo, dating from the third century BC It has recently been set up in a hall of the Palace of Culture, a collection of paintings that belonged to Salvatore Quasimodo, the poet and Nobel Prize winner was born in Modica. On the ground floor is located from 18