About the property
- House914 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4 standard (up to 6)
The South, like the direction of the soul, destination for a voyage of discovery both outside and within ourselves. The South of the warm Sicilian nights, of the patchwork of dry walls, of the bright Baroque figures and shapes that have been engraved by the sun. The South of the Noto Valley, land of painters and poets, a thousand year-old crossroads and melting pot of Mediterranean cultures.
Located in an ancient home immersed within the suggestive lanes of Modica, a UNESCO heritage city, KIMIYA' offers charming hospitality in a refined house, with an extraordinary view of the churches and the noble palaces of the historical city center.
The house is set out on 2 levels, features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a children-corner with a small fouton-bed, living-kitchen, panoramic balcony & roof terrace.
KIMIYA' is an elegant fusion of past and present atmospheres and a perfect stop for a contemporary traveler searching for the Sicily made of silence, emotions and horizons
RECEPTION: We will welcome you with the traditional sicilian kindness and openness and introduce you to the beauty of the region with passion and competence, ensuring a high quality service during your stay:
- welcoming gift with deliciousnesses of Modica
- reception 3pm/8pm, check-out by 10am
- English spoken
- Linen & towels provided (weekly change)
- laundry service and extra cleaning
- late check-in
- transfer service from/to airports
- electrical bike rental/car rental
POLICIES: - smoking is not permitted and pets are not allowed
- sicilian cooking class
- winery visits and wine tasting
- private guided tours
- natural excursions, 4x4
- diving and sailing
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 12, 2018
About LUCA GIANNINI
I am an artist and interior designer with passion for giving new life to ancient places marked by beauty and silence
Why LUCA GIANNINI chose Modica
As soon as I discover this house I was struck by the breathtaking view you could surprisingly admire just entering…Use of reclaimed design and contemporary art was combined with local elements and original features to give an alchemic balance, just like the house itself, which is magically suspended over the town
What makes this House unique
Ecological materials, renewable energy, local handicraft and contemporary arts add a unique touch to the house, which is an authentic getaway where to relax and discover the beauty of South-Eastern Sicily
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
lovely stay in Modica
My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay at this apartment. It was our first time to Sicily and Modica is very charming. Aurora was extremely helpful getting us situated and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The apartment is very quiet at night, perfect for sleeping and down time. Be prepared for lots of walking and enjoy the Modican chocolate!
Loved Modica and this house is special!!!
This house is beautifully renovated to keep the old charm but is very modern in its conveniences. The art and views are outstanding. The beds are very comfortable with crisp white linen. The location perfect to explore Old Modica. It was all simply perfect!
This is a very beautiful house in an extraordinary city
We had a wonderful stay in Sicily over the New Year and the view of fireworks over the hillside from the balconies will stay with us for a very long time. The house is great, beautifully decorated and (so long as you can deal with lots of stairs) the location in Modica Alta is outstanding. The hosting from Aurora was faultless and we had everything we needed for a memorable holiday.
Un nido sopra Modica
La scelta di questa casa e' nata dal voler vivere la nostra vacanza di"mare" in modo un po' diverso per non perdere comunque quell' atmosfera barocca che questa parte della Sicilia ti regala.Scelta decisamente vincente,perché pur essendo vicini al mare ci siamo sentiti parte integrante di questa stupenda città,dobbiamo dire soprattutto grazie a questa bella residenza che ci ha accolto in tutti i sensi come a casa nostra,grande charme,e da come il suo proprietario con estrema cura l'ha creata e resa così accogliente,alla vista che lascia senza fiato visto la sua posizione dominante e da ultimo ma non meno importante la presenza di Amalia che ti accoglie con tutta l'ospitalita' che solo i siciliani sanno dare,gentilezza e discrezione e tanti buoni ed utili consigli.Quindi grazie per averci dato la possibilità di passare questa bella vacanza in questo bellissimo nido sopra i tetti di Modica.
Clean, atmospheric Modica apt with stunning view
This apartment is perfect for travelers who are looking for a charming and clean two bedroom residence on an atmospheric street in Modica Alta. The views from the balconies are stunning, looking out over the streets and churches below. The apartment is on two levels with one bedroom and bathroom upstairs so stairs must not be a problem for you. The charming streets around the apartment are paved with ancient stones so rolling your suitcases there is a bit of a challange as parking spots are on the street 300 yards away. It is well worth it to stay in this wonderful place and immerse yourself in the Modica Alta experience of daily living, complete with Modica chocolate, church exploring and wonderful dinners out in the old town. Amalia, the manager, will meet you at arrival and help you get set up in the aprtment with a very thorough orientation. She is very helpful and responsive and we loved working with her as we did with Luca, the owner. Modica Alta is located so that you can take day trips to Ortygia, the Villa Romana and Morgantina and Cava d'Iispica which are all beautiful destinations. Parking is on city streets anywhere you can find it. The only glitch that we had was that the Wifi was not working all the time in the apartment, which Amalia and Luca assisted us with promptly. I highly recommend this property. Its location in Modica Alta is very desirable and the people of the town will make your stay memorable. I hope to come back someday to enjoy more of Sicily and Modica Alta!
Warm, classy, charm & character
We have rented flats and homes in Italy for decades but Anima a Sud was by far the best yet. Luca is a warm & gracious host, and Amalia was incredibly helpful in getting us settled and well-oriented to the area. She even took us shopping for groceries upon our arrival!
Anima a Sud is inspired with Luca's fresh & innovative art that he has crafted (beautiful!!), and with his interesting architectural features.
The views are wonderful, the beds are cozy, the bathrooms and kitchen are well-equipped, and the balcony & terrace are perfect for lounging, eating, and toasting wine to the surrounding beauty.
The strolls through town enable you to capture the essence of this beautiful town, get to all the best restaurants - far too many for you to be able to get to in only one stay! - and meet the locals along the way.
You could stay weeks and never really have to leave Modica...and coudl spend days just settled into Anima a Sud, and appreciate the views and comfort - without leaving home.
We will return again and again - to soak up the charm & beauty of Modica, and to be comforted & inspired again by Anima a Sud.
Grazie Tanto, Caro Luca!
Modica, UNESCO jewel of Sicilian Baroque famous for its ancient recipe for chocolate, is picturesquely spread out over the two sides of a wide rocky gorge. To stay in Modica means rediscovering forgotten emotions, walking slowly through the cobbled lanes, going up and down the ancient steps, catching glimpses of fine nobles’ houses with elaborate stone and wrought iron balconies, hidden artisan workshops, picturesque views of churches and rooftops, secret gardens with grottoes and prickly pear plants. In every month of the year Modica is the perfect base to explore the fascinating South Sicily, a perfect fusion of sea, history and nature: from the baroque towns of Val di Noto to the famous Caltagirone pottery, from the ancient greek ruins of Siracusa to the wild nature of Cava d'Ispica and Cassibile, from old tuna fish premises of Marzamemi and Capo Passero to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea, from Pantalica necropolis to Agrigento Valley of Temples up to Etna volcano.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
City tax: 1 euro/person/night refundable damage deposit: 200 euros in cash upon arrival