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Baroque style and chocolate match perfectly together and make the irresistible appeal of Modica, a charming city 15 km from Ragusa which is divided in two areas: Modica Alta (upper Modica) and Modica Bassa (lower Modica). This town,located between two valleys and on the Pizzo’s hill, is a harmony of 18th century churches, palaces and buildings (all built according to the late baroque style) overlooking narrow, tiny streets, squares, and striking stairways. The most extraordinary example is Saint George’s Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site, which a stairway of 160 steps. Just a few metres away is the Polara Palace (XVIII century) which overlooks Modica Bassa, characterised by Saint Peter’s Cathedral embellished by its stairway with the statues of the twelve Apostles. But Modica is also famous thanks to its chocolate that has been made here since the eighteenth century . When this chocolate is mixed with vanilla, cinnamon or hot pepper, it is a irresistible temptation. The city is monumental looking, because of the past colonizations of Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, but it has also, at the same time, a lively heart given by the nearby Marina Di Modica, considered surfers’ paradise. Dduring the day, golden beaches offer rest and relaxation and at sunset the bars, discos, and restaurants come to life. In the surroundings there are also the locations where the famous Commissario Montalbano (a character created by the Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri) is filmed, like Pozzallo, a town renowned for its sandy beaches, and Sampieri, a characteristic, old fishing village. Grocer's 50 MT, Restaurant 100 MT, Facilities 200 MT (Shops, Banks, Restaurants - Modica), Tennis-court 2 KM, Horse-riding stables 3 KM, Golf course 170 KM (Castiglione di Sicilia), Hospital 2 KM (Modica (ospedale Maggiore)), Railway station 2 KM (Modica), Port 25 KM (Pozzallo), Airport 135 KM (Catania),Sea 20km, (sandy beach - Marina di Modica), Ragusa a 15 KM, Etna a 140 KM, Agrigento a 145 KM.
Charming house situated in the old centre of Modica, in a typical little street, just a few steps from St George's Cathedral. Dating back to the 16th century, this beautiful dwelling has been superbly restored to retain and enhance its original features. Thick walls, arches, local stone floor tiles, vaulted ceilings and antique furniture characterise the house. A great deal of care has gone into every detail and into each room, from the large entrance hall to the two elegant double bedrooms with bathroom, from the comfortable living room to the well appointed kitchen. This living area opens onto a lovely terrace, which offers a wonderful outlook over the roofs and alleys of the old quarter Cartellone. All this makes this property a friendly and inviting refuge for an unforgettable stay in this charming baroque town. Moreover it is perfectly located for reaching the other enchanting towns of the Val di Noto, such as Scicli, Ragusa-Ibla, Noto and Siracusa, the wide sandy beaches of Pozzallo and Marina di Ragusa, the archeological site of Cava d'Ispica and the Vendicari nature Reserve.
Ground Floor: large hall, 1 double bedroom, a living area with kitchen corner and a bathroom with shower; 1st F.: living room, kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, terrace. Whole property about 200 sq metres.
Water and gas consumption INCLUSIVE. Electricity inclusive . Final cleaning and weekly tidy up-INCLUSIVE. Linen (sheets and towels) INCLUSIVE - weekly change Cot AVAILABLE on request - INCLUSIVE High chair for babies AVAILABLE on request - INCLUSIVE Welcoming hamper- Breakfast Extra Services on request: maid service (€ 10 per hour), shopping (€20 service + items cost).
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