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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Charming house situated in the old centre of Modica, in a typical little street, just a few steps from St George's Cathedral. Dating back to the 16th century, this beautiful dwelling has been superbly restored to retain and enhance its original features. Thick walls, arches, local stone floor tiles, vaulted ceilings and antique furniture characterise the house. A great deal of care has gone into every detail and into each room, from the large entrance hall to the two elegant double bedrooms with bathroom, from the comfortable living room to the well appointed kitchen. This living area opens onto a lovely terrace, which offers a wonderful outlook over the roofs and alleys of the old quarter Cartellone. All this makes Casa Modica a friendly and inviting refuge for an unforgettable stay in this charming baroque town. Moreover it is perfectly located for reaching the other enchanting towns of the Val di Noto, such as Scicli, Ragusa-Ibla, Noto and Siracusa, the wide sandy beaches of Pozzallo and Marina di Ragusa, the archeological site of Cava d'Ispica and the Vendicari nature reserve.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marina di Modica
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania 130 km, Nearest railway: Modica 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Sicily region

Its sun-drenched landscapes and rich cultural heritage have always attracted travellers from the North, hungry for learning. As early as the 18th and 19th centuries, Sicily was an essential stop on the \â??Grand Tourâ??, the long educational trip around Europe that young aristocrats â?? mainly from England and France â?? took before starting out in life. And Germanyâ??s great writer Goethe (1749-1832) embarked on a study trip around Italy over several years, which also took him all the way to Sicily. Not only thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, Sicily is still a very popular destination today. The islandâ??s main attraction is its wealth of archaeological and culturally significant sites â?? many of which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. Over the centuries, the island saw many different rulers, including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans. All of them left their mark on its character, alongside rich testimonies to their settlements. This wealth of cultural delights ranges from the magnificent palaces and baroque churches in Ragusa-Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Noto, Syracuse and Catania to the archaeological excavation sites in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigent, in Selinunt and Segesta, from the ancient villas and Roman baths in Piazza Armerina to the stylised architecture of the Norman cathedrals of Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù. Among the most beautiful resorts on the island, or perhaps in all of Italy, are without a doubt Taormina and Cefalù. Taormina, with its bright terraces high above the sea, offers an absolutely stunning scenic view: beyond the blue bay of Isola Bella, Mount Etna rises majestically in the distance.

Noto

Baroque style and chocolate match perfectly together and make the irresistible appeal of Modica, a charming city that is 15 km far from Ragusa and that is divided in two expanses: Modica Alta (upper Modica) and Modica Bassa (southern Modica). This town, settle down between two valleys and on the Pizzoâ??s hill, is a harmony of churches, palaces and buildings of the eighteenth century (all built according to the late baroque style) overlooking narrow, tiny streets, squares, and stage-stairways. The most extraordinary example is the Saint Georgeâ??s Cathedral, that belongs to the properties patronized from the Unesco, that faces a stairway of 160 steps. Is just some metres far the Polara Palace (XVIII century) that overlooks Modica Bassa, characterised by the Saint Peterâ??s Cathedral that embellished by its stairway with the statues of the twelve Apostles. But Modica is also famous thanks to its chocolate that has been made since the eighteenth century by using a cold-working. When this chocolate is amalgamated with vanilla, cinnamon or hot pepper, it is a irresistible temptation. The city has a monumental-looking, because of the past colonizations of Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, but it has also, at the same time, a lively heart that is given by the close Marina Di Modica, considered a paradise from the people who love surfing and to do windsurf. If during the day-time long, gilt beaches invite to a complete rest, when the sun goes down a lot of pubs, discos, restaurants and nightly haunts invite to a complete fun to enjoy during the hot summer evenings. In the surroundings there are also the locations where the famous Commissario Montalbano (a character created by the Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri) is shot, like Pozzallo, a town renowned thanks to its sandy beaches, and Sampieri, a characteristic, old fishermen village.

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