Palazzo Castro Grimaldi stands at the foot of the Duomo di San Giorgio.
Its central position offers a unique and incomparable view of the city of Modica.
The history of the Palazzo has its roots in the 17th century and
its original appearance was quite different from today.
After the powerful earthquake of 1693, which destroyed much of the Val di Noto,
the aristocratic Castro family, knights and important landowners in Sicily, erected their home in Modica.
The structure was similar to a villa in the city: it was a single large body with three stories,
surrounded on two sides by a large garden, so that the family would not feel nostalgic
for their beloved countryside during the winter months, and a third side which
housed the lodgings for the horses and the depots for the carriages.

Palazzo Castro Grimaldi is available for:
You can visit the main floor, retrace the history of the noble families who inhabited it and enjoy the wonderful view from the balcony.

The fans of the “Il Commissario Montalbano” TV show will meet up at the home of the Medical Examiner, Dr. Pasquano.

A guide will accompany guests throughout the tour.
You can book a guided tour for a group of at least 10 people by writing to