Palazzetto Polara, the little palace, is the wing of the most famous aristocratic Palazzo in Modica, Palazzo Polara. To fully understand the importance of the Polara family one has to just look at its neighbor, San Giorgio Cathedral. Only the most important of families could claim such close proximity to a cathedral.
San Giorgio Cathedral is considered par excellence the most important Baroque church in Sicily. From the balcony and the terrace of Palazzetto Polara behold both the spectacular view of the city of Modica and the Cathedral itself.
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In addition to the magnificent settings, Palazzetto Polara also offers concierge service as part of the weekly rental fee.*
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To reach Palazzetto Polara one takes the stairs to the left of San Giorgio Cathedral and from there steps into the wondrous charm of the private and enclosed spacious courtyard. The courtyard features an alfresco dining area with table and chairs shaded with a sun canopy for hot days with plants climbing the age old walls lending a cool air as one steps into the Palazzo.
The entry hall is majestic with a 4 meter ceiling looking up into the important staircase inlaid with hand carved stone, the steps themselves are in the local precious stone called pece, which contains tar giving it its dark hue and comes from the neighboring area of Ragusa. An 18th century wrought iron chandelier hangs proudly setting off the coral colored walls.
To the right of the entry hall is the generous kitchen fitted out with everything you could possibly need for when you decide to cook at home. Appliances are all of top quality with a large refrigerator, a 5 burner gas stove with an extra-large oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and toaster. Marble counter top on the main working space and a lovely fresco detail of a lemon tree lends an authentic touch to the room.
Still on the ground floor is a fully equipped bathroom featuring local tiles in a colorful pattern, walk in shower, toilet, and large sink and space for your toiletries.
Upstairs are the 2 bedrooms, another bathroom and the frescoed living room. From upstairs one accesses the terrace and the balcony.
Bedroom number 1 has a king sized bed, plenty of drawer space and entrance to the terrace.
Bedroom number 2 has a king bed too but can be opened up into twin beds if required. This room has a spacious closet and drawer space and also opens onto the terrace. Both bedrooms have air conditioning.
The upstairs bathroom features colored tiles and has a walk in shower, bidet, toilet and sink. Plenty of space to lay out your toiletries too.
The terrace is a delight with views over San Giorgio Cathedral. Relaxing wicker armchairs and a large sun umbrella will provide a space in which to relax and breathe in the atmosphere of Palazzetto Polara
The living room is a grandiose room set off by the original frescoed ceiling that was restored during the renovations. The room has plenty of corners to sit and relax in together or on your own. The furnishings are a mix of traditional and antiques. Comfortable table lamps will provide fantastic lighting for atmosphere or reading.
From the living room’s french doors be prepared for a spellbinding view of Modica town.
Concierge Service will assist on arranging any pre arrival necessities such as car services, guides restaurant bookings or simply answering any questions you may have.
In order to meet our guests upon arrival we will need to know your arrival time, this will be part of the pre arrival information, once then on the ground a quick phone check in to update any potential changes in schedule.
Our concierge will meet you at the Palazzetto, present the keys and show you around the house and explain where things are. A booklet on the house will also be on hand for your reference.
Upon arrival you will be also be provided information on any upcoming local events, concerts, festivals, plus visiting hours of monuments and churches.
Once in Modica it is up to you to decide if you would like some guidance on things and places to do or local spots to have a drink or a meal at. If so simply call the Concierge.