Modica Villa Rental Photos and Description
Family Friendly Villa with Private Pool, Large bedrooms & children's playground
A trip to Sicily is unlike any other.At least when landing in our beautiful island,with the inevitable weight of the island's evocations,and one's own prejudices.As the best travel literature says, both aspects variously crop up, from the different and contradictory aspects of this marvelous country's complex cultural identity which us Sicilians love. Once a great anthropologist wrote: 'Comparison gives wings to the eyes; it takes us into space and lets us view the planet Earth from a new distance...If there were no Sicily, one would have to invent it'.
Villa Modica is five minutes by car from the centre of Modica. In March 2003 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)has acknowledged that the city of Modica and its surrounding areas to be added to the world heritage list for the baroque treasures it holds in its historic buildings and architectural design unique only to this part of Sicily, in Modica was filmed the renowned Italian TV series 'Inspector Montalbano' that's been showing on BBC3, the town built between two valleys and hills is known for its Baroque architecture, has restaurants, cafés, supermarkets and shops. Modica is also called the Positano of Sicily the town of Modica was so particular until the middle of the last century that it was called the second Venice of Italy: it is situated on the valley where two torrents merge into each other and there were a lot of large and small bridges to connect the zones of the lower area.
General Description: At the villa we have a secure full size play ground of 140 sq meters for the children to enjoy with lots of toys, plus 20 English TV cartoons channel...On January 2012 BBC 2 broadcast a TV series Sicily Unpacked,Episode 2 was filmed right here in Modica,Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli took part of this fascinating journey through Sicily, Andrew and Giorgio explored the legacy of Spain's 500-year occupation of the island and the influence this has had on art and culture. And it's not only art that is experiencing a resurrection on the island but agriculture too: the wine, that only 20 years ago was considered only good enough for blending vats on the continent, is now one of the most fashionable in Europe and is being exported all over the world. The Villa is located on a strategic point: this part of Sicily has an abundance of art, archaeology, history, breathtaking scenery and of course wonderful food to offer. You will certainly be inspired by the brilliance and beauty of the town, by the stunning, secluded beaches, tranquil vineyards, ancient olive groves. And you can also explore Mount Etna, the greatest volcano of Europe, Catania, a splendid city lying between Etna and the Ionian Sea, Syracuse, with its temples, its Greek Theatre and Roman Amphitheatre, and its Ear of Dionysius, Ragusa, with its traces of human settlements dating from as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Or, if you prefer something really breathtaking, why not go to Agrigento and see the Valley of the Temples?Anyway, the list of wonders that are waiting for you is too long to be written here. But Villa Modica is a perfect choice even if you just decide to indulge your senses spending lazy afternoons and suntanning..
Inside the Villa: Inside, Villa Modica, is modern and comfortable. It comes with a fireplace, satellite television , screens on windows and three air conditioned bedrooms.
Maid service or a cook for an original Sicilian meal can be arranged at the time of booking.
Outside the Villa: From outside,the views are breathtaking, you may hear the peal of Modica's bells from a mile away and the closer tinkling of cowbells. Already old when the Greeks found it, Modica is a vibrant city of 50,000 that's filled with mysterious feasts, great restaurants, and ancient wonders. In the summer, the beach town of Marina di Modica, 20 min away is abuzz with night life. Also within 20 min are the catacombs of Cava d'Ispica and Baroque city of Noto. Modica offers this intense taste of Baroque with its splendid views, its treasures of art, its churches, its palaces, its decorated portals risen on the ruins caused by the great earthquake of 1696 which destroyed a large part of Sicily, particularly Modica. We have especially planned for small children and babies, particularly with regard safety. All access points to the pool have gates to keep young children outside of the pool area. Salt Water Pool no red eyes or chlorine smell. Pool season starts April 1st till October 31st, from November 1st to March 31st the pool will be open on request with an extra charge of 250 Euros. Gas & Charcoal Weber BBQ.
For golf lovers ,only 30 minutes away there is resort that has two 18-hole championship golf and practice range with 70 stations. Golf Academy with video systems, putting and pitching green. One of the 2 fields is a Gary Player signature course and the second 18 holes, Links, was designed by Franco Piras. Golf House with terrace bar / restaurant overlooking the golf facilities with changing rooms, storage golf carts, pro-shop, etc.
Mild winter and a hot dry climate and always windy in summer make it an ideal destination for the whole year offering unforgettable golfing experience.
The pool has access from three points in the garden. All access points have gates to keep young children outside of the pool area.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
About Nina Lin
Owners are Sicilian born and are experienced travelers have lived in Canada and Sicily. Now we are permanent residents of Sicily and we are here to help you in every way to ensure you have a memorable holiday from the moment you arrive. We love children and have plenty of toys and a secure playground to play in .English spoken as a first language.
Nina Lin purchased this villa in 1984
Why Nina Lin chose Modica
The 3 rules about real estate are location,location,location,this villa is strategically located just a scant mile away from the city centre of the Medieval baroque city of Modica famous for an extraordinary and unique product , the famous chocolate of Modica, produced with an ancient and original Aztec recipe.,from the villa you can see the panoramic view of the city resting on the hill, it has the feel of a nativity scenery,just looking out of the front door it takes the breath away.The city is renowned for its rich culinary tradition offering an amazing variety of seasonal dishes that follow the sicilian traditions. Sweet and savoury dishes, summer and winter food are on offer for a real taste of the county.Stroll around the warren of baroque and medieval streets at the base of the gorge that this city is built on to find unique family run shops and cafes. Most restaurants here are run from home style kitchens so you can be sure you are getting an authentic taste of the region. As locals often say “we are in paradiso' My great grand parents grew up in this valley and its been home for over 100 years,its just a lovely place to grow up and live..'
What makes this villa unique
Our Villa is close to everything- EU blue flag beaches, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, winery, beautiful countryside. A beautiful 12m x 6m swimming salt water pool on-site for renters use only. The residences offer peace and tranquility with just a distant noise of cow bell or the church bells only a scant mile away. Wide open skies with no tall buildings or hotels to block the views. No ambient light in the evenings which allows for a truly spectacular view of the milky way at night and in the summer shooting stars can be seen from the pool's deck. Located in agricultural area-unspoilt and tranquil.
When you get up in the morning as the sun rises you will love the peace and the feel of the country side,look at the beautiful blue Sicilian sky while strolling by the pool,maybe take a morning dip in the pool or just sit in a lounge chair with a cup of coffee and listen to the birdsongs, or read a book,the pure fresh air will relax your senses..stroll to our organic vegetable garden pick your own fresh vegetables and tomatoes to make a fresh salad that's out of this world just for you to enjoy..If you long to sample the undiscovered flavors of Sicily then this villa is the right place for a sizzling sunshine break in this enchanting mediterrean island!