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Getting to Modica from Messina

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Getting to Modica from Messina

Myself and my partner are going to Modica for the weekend. Can anyone tell me the best route? What are your experiences? My journey planner suggests going to Lentini and through Buccheri. Is this an uphill ride?? We're only going for a couple of days and we don't want to be on the road all the time...

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1. Re: Getting to Modica from Messina

Messina to Modica is 216km and would take 02h41 to drive. Your journey planner’s route is good, not particularly uphill.

Check driving routes on ViaMichelin.

ViaMichelin:

viamichelin.com/viamichelin/…MaHomePage.htm

Enjoy!

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2. Re: Getting to Modica from Messina

The fastest and shortest way to get to Modica is via Lentini but staying on the road for Ragusa (SS194 and SS514).

Follow Lentini - Francofonte - Ragusa - Modica.

The road via Buccheri is not the best with lots of bends and gets narrow at times and is uphill (Buccheri is at 820m over sea level). It takes you over the Iblei mountains, right past Monte Lauro the highest peak at 986m.

The only alternative to get to Modica would be to follow the SS114 from Catania in direction of Siracusa and then take the new motorway A18 from Augusta to Avola and the SS115 to Modica.

If you want to limit the time on the road my advise is to avoid driving over Monte Lauro and go round it either west via Ragusa or east via Siracusa (about 20mins longer).

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3. Re: Getting to Modica from Messina

The Iblei Mountains are not that high and really don't warrant a detour, but the road (SS115) from Siracusa to Modica is very pristine and pretty. The Iblei are also scenic.

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4. Re: Getting to Modica from Messina

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