The art of dry stone walls

To reach Modica you cross the hills of the Hyblaean countryside.
Between one prickly pear plant and another, you can spot dry stone walls. In 2018 they were added to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The art of dry stone walls is part of the knowledge passed on in rural communities from generation to generation. The walls are built with stones placed one on top of the other without the use of other materials, except dry earth.
These structures are a testament to the building technique that originated in prehistoric times and is still used today. It is an ingenious way to clear stones from the land with very little effort.
The art of dry stone walls is currently included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.