Residenza Giardino Mediterraneo, Modica, Italy
Located above Modica in the historic center adjacent to the famed San Giorgio Cathedral, this home is a unique and modern fusion of past and present. Arranged over two floors, the intuitively and carefully restored space has preserved the original soul and character of the ancient structure.
Dating back to the 16th century, and believed to be part of the Castle of Modica, the home was rescued from disrepair and transformed utilizing green technologies and bio-architecture, carefully integrating it into the original morphology with great attention to detail and materials. The bright whitewashed interiors retain the graceful features of the original structure with stone arches, vaulted ceilings, lime plaster walls and floors as well as an ancient noble coat of arms, paired with a minimalist and elegantly modern decor and original works of contemporary art by the owner. The main living area is bright and chic with simple contemporary style and is adjacent to the gleaming eat kitchen with seating for six. With three complete and spacious suites, the home sleeps up to six, each with unique handcrafted features that include lava, black pece and lime stone.
The original underground cistern has been converted into a wine cellar, which is accessed from a striking spiral staircase made of iron and glass.
The terrace and “secret” garden are sheltered by tall stone walls where you can relax in the jacuzzi and dine and lounge alfresco among the pomegranate, orange, lemon, fig and medlar with stunning views overlooking the Cathedral of San Giorgio.
Wifi throughout, iPad and hi-fi audio with bluetooth, 3D LED TV and library. Housekeeping, laundry facilities with additional services on request. Free on street parking. Optional private chef, spa and massages services, car service and airport transfers, private guided tours, wine tasting, Sicilian cooking classes. Electric bicycle rentals available.
You’ll be nestled next to the famed San Giorgio cathedral in the very heart of Modica. A UNESCO treasure, there are plenty of things to enjoy in the city and you are also just a short drive to “sister” cities Ragusa and Scicli, both stunning examples of the greater Val di Noto Baroque settlements. Marina di Modica, Marina di Ragusa and Sampieri beaches are some of the best on the island just a half hour drive.
Modica, Sicily Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania Airport