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, Modica, built between two valleys and hills is known for its Baroque architecture, has restaurants, cafes, 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. The town is shaped as a 'broken pomegranate', climbs up the ridges and reaches the top of the castle, happy image that Gesualdo Bufalino coined for Modica.
An elegant and comfortable apartment in Modica’s historic centre. Located in a charming, residential neighbourhood, it's steps from Modica’s lively cafes, restaurants, and stunning Baroque architecture.
This 90 sq m apartment features original parquet floors, high ceilings, alongside air conditioning, all-new, contemporary furniture, and marble kitchen counters. Enjoy coffee on the balcony or relax with a glass of Sicilian wine with a view of Modica’s historic castello, or relax with a glass of Sicilian wine. It can comfortably accommodate five people, thanks to extra comfortable bed off the living room..
Modica offers urban amenities and relaxed charm. It also makes a great base to explore south-eastern Sicily, including UNESCO world heritage sites, Blue Flag beaches, hiking trails and nearby gorges, and Greek and Roman ruin
About Modica: Modica is a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of its 'Sicilian Baroque' architecture. It is also famous for its distinctive--and delicious--artisanal chocolate. The historic centre includes restaurants and cafes, as well as live music, theatre, and, during the summer months, you can enjoy movies and performances under the stars. The historic centre is compact, and easily managed on foot. We think it's a lively and entertaining place, but still relaxed, casual, and quiet.
About South-eastern Sicily: Convenient day trips (by car, train, or bus) include historic, cosmopolitan, and beautiful Siracusa, Caltagirone (famous for its ceramics) and UNESCO-protected Baroque splendour of cities such as Noto, Scicli, and Ragusa. Nature lovers will enjoy the delights of nearby beaches, (such as Pozallo, Sampieri, and Donnalucata) or hiking in scenic gorges.
Discover ruins of classical antiquity and early Christian history at nearby sites such as Akrai, or the Roman mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale.
Wine lovers will enjoy sampling the local Nero D'Avola, Frappato, Grillo, and Cerasuolo wines, or perhaps enjoying a tour of a nearby vineyard.
Known as the ''City of 100 bells and 100 churches'', Modica is a charming place to stay. Its architecture, food and scenic countryside make it a delightful place which visitors return to time and again. The town is a maze of narrow streets and steps which join the honey coloured stone buildings of Upper Modica with the lower valley. Although much of Modica's ancient history was destroyed in an earthquake in 1693, the rebuild of the town was in splendid baroque style. The town is famous throughout Sicily for its chocolate.
Things to Do in Modica
Sicily Explore the Cathedral:
The impressive Cathedral of San Giorgio in Modica is an important monument in Sicily, noted for the 250 steps which climb up to it in the shape of a chalice. The beautiful tiered façade is topped with a belltower. The interior has a stunning collection of frescoes, paintings and gilded decorations. Beaches
The coast closest to your Modica holiday rental has some lovely beaches including the area around Portopalo di Capopassero. The town is popular with Italians visiting for the summer and the beaches are well worth a visit.
Sample the Local Cuisine
Sicily is noted for its exceptional cuisine with its culinary history influenced by the Arab and Spanish occupations. Look for the Cioccolato (chocolate) Modicano products and the Ragalna which is a risotto made with shellfish.
Places to Visit Near Modica
This charming fishing village still demonstrates a simple way of life from times past. The Piazza Bianca is surrounded by old fishermen's cottages and is where locals and visitors meet in the evening to eat and socialize at the restaurants and bars. Noto:
The town of Noto is part of Sicily's baroque triangle which includes Modica and Ragusa. Noted for its fine early 18th century buildings, the town has some superb architectural masterpieces to enjoy. The honey-coloured buildings are dubbed the ''Stone Garden'' and are a listed UNESCO Heritage Site. During the third week in May Noto has a splendid Flower Festival with many flower mosaics made from 400,000 flowers. Vendicari
The nature reserve at Vendicari is noted for its bird reserve and unspoilt beaches which are a favoured breeding place for turtles.
Weather in Modica:
Modica in southern Sicily has a hot Mediterranean climate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. The area receives plenty of sunshine all year round and summer highs can reach 79°F (26°C) and above.
Travel to Modica,
The main airport in Sicily is Palermo (PMO) Airport which has many connections with mainland Italy as well as direct flights in season to London with easyJet and Ryanair. It is 311km (200 miles) from your Modica holiday home. The Catania-Fontanarossa (CTA) Airport is 115km (70 miles) away. The AST bus company runs an efficient service to Modica, or visitors can rent a car at the airport and drive.
Self catering, holiday rental home in Sicily,it is a lovely romantic place to stay set in the warm and timeless historic centre of Modica in south eastern Sicily. The enchanting baroque town of Modica is a UNESCO site and has a lot to offer. A non tourist city,nice shops, boutiques. Restaurants and a great feel of the slow, easy Mediterranean life. is a very elegant independent apartment overlooking a breathtaking panorama of the baroque city and is situated in the district of Vignazza. The district is criss-crossed by narrow streets that climb up for stairs and paths where every detail is an expression of beauty. In this kaleidoscope of beauty, is located the Casa 'Bellavista', apartment of great charm, finely furnished, which overlooks one of the best views of Modica. The bedrooms have balconies overlooking the ancient alleys of the historic centre.
Casa 'Bellavista' has a full kitchen, eating area, 2 bedrooms,1 for extra bed single for 1 guest, 2 /3 pcs bathrooms with a shower, toilet,tub, sink. Its a very clean and centrally located property, nearby have supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, boutiques stores and lots of historic sites to see...Modica is famous for its chocolate; every year in March the Eurochoccolate expo is done here, hundreds of thousands of chocolate lovers come to enjoy its delicate flavours.
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Apr 26 2014 - Sep 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
Sep 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes||There are NO hidden costs,a security deposit of 250 Euros in case of breakages is required on arrival, it will be returned on departure date.
Arrival time is after 4pm.
Departure time at 10 am.
On Mid to Low season it can be rented for a minimum of 4 nights.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.