ENCHANTING FLAT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF MODICA WALK TO SHOPS & RESTAURANT

Nina Lin

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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ENCHANTING FLAT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF MODICA WALK TO SHOPS & RESTAURANT

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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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Nina Lin

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Speaks italian, english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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SOUTHERN SICILY [IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MONTALBANO!]

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic two-week stay at Casa Bellavista. The apartment was immaculate, well-equipped and in a perfect location for enjoying passeggiata each evening. Giorgio collected us from the bus stop in Modica, pointing out lots of places for us to visit on our way to the apartment.

Having researched a little beforehand, we knew that Modica was well-serviced by AST buses and therefore a good base from which to explore. Obtaining departure and arrival bus timetables from the Tourist Information office was essential and we kept them with us at all times! We were able to visit: Scicli, Noto, Ragusa, Marina di Modica, Syracuse & Orygia, Donnalucata and Pozzallo as well as Punta Secca - the home of 'Casa di Montalbano'! Punta Secca was our most challenging excursion [only because it involved two buses!] but we would not have been able to visit without Giorgio's help - thank you again for the Tumino bus timetables! It was certainly worth it - the beach was idyllic with crystal clear water and lots of colourful fish.

Modica is beautiful. Our first glimpse from the Ponte Guerrieri on our bus ride from the airport was breathtaking. We explored Modica most evenings and kept coming across more and more interesting buildings, tiny alleys and spectacular 'ponte panoramica'. We enjoyed aperitivo and granita at the local bars - [though noone at home believes us when we tell them that you start your day with a broche dipped in flavoured sorbet!] And we enjoyed being part of the Festaggiamenti procession at Santa Maria di Betlem on August 14th.

We had a truly wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend both Modica and Casa Bellavista. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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EVERYTHING AS ADVERTISED

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed two weeks in the Casa Belvedere and really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was modern, clean, and well equipped with lots of little extras like beach towels and beach chairs. Our only minor complaints are that the hot water in the shower cycled hot / cold, with other users in the building affecting it in the mornings (not a problem at night), and the frequent motorcycle noise from the street below at most hours of the day. The location was otherwise ideal.

The owner George met us as planned, showed us the ropes and recommended a few local dining spots, which were very good. He was available by phone at all times for questions or assistance.

We had a rental car, which we were able to park on the street if front of or near the apartment without any trouble.

We did day road trips around South East Sicily every second day, and explored Modica by foot on other days. Though Scicly, and Noto were very nice, Modica was tops in the area as far as I am concerned. It is quaint beyond belief. It is also very safe and clean and is full of friendly helpful people.

We found one outstanding restaurant in Giarrantana; The Casper Pub. The owner Michele is a true gourmet and treats his guests to a gourmet dining experience at pub prices.

We also did some cooking in the apartment and found the fruits and veggies from the local street vendors to be very reasonable and nice and fresh.

Modica and the Casa Belvedere were both tops in our books, and well worth a visit.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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LOVELY APARTMENT BAROQUE TOWN OF MODICA

  • 5 of 5
We have just spent an idyllic two weeks in beautiful Modica staying at the apartment "Casa Belvedere". Perfectly located, just under a casual ten minute walk from the town centre, the apartment is ideal for couples up to 5 guests, and is very clean, roomy and practical. Nina, the owner, is extremely helpful and took great pride in looking after us and introducing us to the best local restaurants, sights and experiences including a visit to a local farm where we samples freshly made ricotta. Modica itself is a myriad of beautiful baroque style buildings, it was a pleasure to wander through the streets which are build up on either side of the main thouroughfare of the town. Eating and drinking in all the local restaurants proved to be very inexpensive. Public Transport was fine, buses kept to timetable although were few and far between - especially on a Sunday. If you want to explore the whole area fully, car rental is a must. Pozzallo and Marina di Modica are two beaches about half an hour away by bus or car. We visited Siracuse and Agrigento for the day which was a beautiful and historical treat (much more "touristy" though, and therefore slightly more pricey to eat out.) Would 100% recommend a stay at "Casa Belvedere", Giorgio and his wife Nina are efintiely superb hosts and make Modica a perfect location for a relaxing and blissful holiday.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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JOANNE & RICK FROM UK

Joanne & Rick from UK
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here in early August and it was one of the best apartments that we have ever stayed in. We were 2 adults and 2 small children; the apartment was spacious and had a great view would from the dining room balcony . There are 2 very spacious bedrooms and 2 good bathrooms. The kitchen was small, it had everything we needed to cook properly. The area is lovely, nice Baroque towns and a nice beach about 20 minutes drive away; again very suitable for people with out a car or there is free parking right in front. There are great restaurants in Modica, Giorgio recommended some good ones for us. We had a fantastic holiday here and would not hesitate to recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: thank you for your review,we did enjoy your meeting you,we hope to have you as our guests soon..
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Catania Fontana Rossa Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Modica
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Marina di Modica
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar 69
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Etna in Catania
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Donnafugata golf resort
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
La Contea Restaurant
Car: not necessary

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

Marzamemi:

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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Modica Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Apr 26 2014 - Sep 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
€400
 
 
Low
Sep 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
€300
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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Amenities

Modica Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • En suite bath has sink, small tub with shower head,toilet,bidet,2nd bath has shower stall, toilet, sink, bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has king size bed and en suite bath, 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
This lovely apartment is conveniently on the 1st floor above a nice supermarket, it has an elevator,and a pharmacy is also located on the street level.
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