The project

SI-Moutique (Identity System Modica), was created  in the southeast of  Sicily with the aim  to focus on the ancestral territory in  relationship with what was built and  territory in ancient Modica. In fact a process of identity, with an analysis of the relationship between man and the environment over time, aiming to characterize the more complex aspects of a large and different  territory included in what was once the County of Modica.

A system designed  by  Si-Moutique and directed to tourist accommodation and hospitality with “the forefathers’ houses” in the Old Town,  Don Nele’s House in the countryside of Modica and AnnaMare’s  House , near the coast,in  Marina di Modica.

To support these  , the  widespread  Museum is  “Murika, stories of stones”   tradition and culture, art, history, handicraft, gastronomy and contemporary.

The identity of Iblea that goes from historical and architectural heritage  to the landscape, the people and their customs, and even their physiognomy, characteristics that, in their indissoluble unity, characterize this specific, unique identity of the  place. A land of extraordinary beauty, opulence  from  Mediterranean flora and fauna to the singularity of hypogee structures, from Baroque architecture to the Greek and Byzantine ruins, from fine beaches to the characteristics of a rural intact landscape and only in this land the stone  with  its variants dominates the iblea  identity

The ibleo  plateau  ,morphologically rocky, marked by deep cuts in limestone caves and quarries, is characterized by millennial works  of man which over the centuries has left amazing signs of different civilizations.

These places offer themselves as sites of great interest not only in the landscape and archaeological aspects but also in the anthropological and ethno-tourism and  considerable cultural cohesion and continuity with their past. The economic, urban and human  context evolved in recent decades  is still largely rural, not very noisy  and pleasant.

In the quiet of the countryside, including extensive pastures or seaside, you can discover  ancient villas, farms, rural tourist facilities, homes for vacationing, shaded by century-old carob  and majestic olive trees.

Below    blue marked by the flying of the kestrel and buzzard, and not far away the golden light of the sunset over the sea.

Here it isn’t  extremely difficult to invent pathways between spaces dotted with sumac, olive trees and palmettos and along the “trazzere” overflowing with capers, asparagus, daffodils and mugweet; among aromatic scents of thyme and catmint.

The traveler  by following the footsteps of Vittorini, Quasimodo, Fiume, Levi, Pasolini, Bufalino, and finally the Commissario Montalbano, walks along  these urban fabrics with medieval fortifications, where you can find “the Baroque acropolis” or   great temples of Christianity, located  along the golden sands and crystal clear waters , on the  ancient farm houses enriched all around by stone walls and  stone  courtyards with the smell of freshly baked homemade bread, ricotta, honey and cheese.

The resource materials in the field are represented by the monuments, museums, the typical foods, the landscape, the architectural emergencies;   while the  intangible culture is represented by the traditions, the professionalism and history.

Through the creation of new links among the people , cultural, environmental and economic resources  the local identity and feeling of belonging to their territory has been reinforced