In Ispica (Spaccafurnu in Sicilian or Hyspicae Fundus in Latin) we are more or less 90 kilometres away from Valletta, Malta. It has approximately 10 kilometres of coastline and the island of Porri island 2 kilometres from the coast.
The city is located on a hill and is heavily dependent on farming and organic products, especially carrot, zucchini, tomatoes, olives, vineyards. Ispica is the largest producer of organic carrot of southern Italy with about 18,000 tons of annual production.
The town has several examples of Sicilian Baroque architecture such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Annunziata Church, the Carmine monastery, and the St. Barthelemy cathedral.
Sadly, much of old Ispica was destroyed in the1693 earthquake.
Ispica is also know for Cava d’Ispica (Cave of Ispica) consisting of a series of troglodyte housing carved in rocky formations. Built prior to the Greek colonization, these houses were used until the end of the nineteenth century. This cave, the most important in Eastern Sicily, is 13 kilometres (8 mi) long and is divided among two other comunes, Modica and Rosolini.
From Ispica the road continues to Modica following the .gpx route.