The Villa lies on a rocky spur over the beautiful so-called "Castello" (THE CASTLE), in a unique and exclusive position. The "Castle" is a residential complex, several storeys high, connected between them by interior steps cut in the walls, with cavities permitting the climbing. The building overlooks the well-known Cava d'Ispica, a long rocky valley (for about 13 Km) with many archaeological treasures and the important species of Mediterranean flora and fauna (it's an SCI area: SITE OF COMMUNITY IMPORTANCE). Little distant from the Villa is the prehistoric Necropolis of Calicantone, dated from the Antique Bronze Age (2200 – 1400 b.C.) that includes almost a hundred of graves dug in the wall rock, some of them placed even inside overhanging rocks; most of the graves’ front drops are decorated with columns, pillars and ledges. You can reach the Necropolis, the Castle and the bottom of the Valley by the stairs close to the house (just 5 metres).
- Villa2475 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa in Modica, Sicily, Italy
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
About Antonio Pluchino
My name is Antonio, I'm an engineer and I live in Sicily with my family. I love my Island and it's a pleasure for me to help you in discovering it.
Antonio Pluchino purchased this Villa in 1950
Why Antonio Pluchino chose Modica
The house, at its origin, residence of the sharecroppers and a part of it, place of storage for the seasonal agricultural produce and also shelter for the facilities and the tools used for the cultivation of the land, is located in an unique position, on a rocky spur, over the famous rupestral construction of the so-called “Castello” (The Castle) of Cava d’Ispica. The house was built in 1954 by my grandfather and was meant to provide decent life conditions to the countryside peasants which used to live inside the rocky caverns of the so called “Castello” even in the early post second world war period. In 2007 I decided to renovate the house cause I love this amazing place immersed in nature: no noise, just relax!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Special interest holidays: Our Villa is the right location to totally experience Sicily and its culture. To do this, We can involve our guests in different activities, like cultural tours, food & wine tours, trekking, cooking classes, painting and pottery workshops, Hatha Yoga and Pilates classes. We planned, together with a skilled partner (team of Sicilian archaeologists, art historians and “food & wine” experts) some interesting tours and, if you wish, We can also plan a tailor-made tour according to your requirements. It’s also possible, on request, to organize guided tours and visits inside the Archaeological Park of Cava d’Ispica and along the Canyon; you’ll discover little known charming archaeological areas as: the so called “Castello Sicano”, the rocky village of Pernamazzoni, the archaeological sites of Convento and Capreria. Coast/Beach: You can easily reach the golden beaches of Pozzallo (15 Km), Sampieri, S. Lorenzo, Cala Mosche, as well as the natural oasis of Vendicari and the southern extremity of Sicily with its small sea town of Portopalo of Capo Passero. Travel: The airport of Catania Fontanarossa is 115 Km far. The airport of Comiso is 45 Km far. Pozzallo's Harbour is 16 Km far (ferry boat to Malta). Distances: The city centre of Modica is 10 Km far. The strategic position of our Villa allows you to easily reach both the principal baroque cities of Val di Noto as Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Noto. Further Details: The nearest restaurants and pizzerias are located at a distance of about 5 Km from our Villa as well as a shopping centre where you can find a supermarket and other different shops.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: An instalment amounting to 25% of the rental price is immediately due after the booking of the object. The remaining amount is payable latest on the 31st day before the start of the rental agreement. Without complete payment of the amount due the customer has no right to the booked service. A fully refundable security deposit of € 500,00 will be required upon arrival for damages. Changeover Day: Saturday Notes on prices: - Consumption of Water: included - Electricity included up to 400 kwh; Electricity consumption over the threshold of 400 kwh per week costs € 0,35/kwh - Heating consumption: € 4,50 per cubic meter of LPG - City tax: € 1 per person per day