Giardino Mediterraneo

Modica, Sicily, Italy
A Piece Of Modica's Historic Past

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 minimalist and elegantly modern decor and original works of contemporary art by the owner.

To meet the owner, read our "Conversation" in our Journal section here.

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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 limestone.

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. 

   

A UNESCO JEWEL

You’ll be nestled next to the famed San Giorgio cathedral in the very heart of Modica. Part of a staggering collection of UNESCO-designated towns in the Val di Noto (including Ragusa and Scicli), Modica sneaks up on you. A startling and amazingly dense and intricate town nestled down into a deep gorge, it's a jaw-dropping site as you approach.

Leveled by the earthquake in 1693, Sicilians were serious about reestablishing this Baroque masterpiece. Duomo di San Giorgio is the centerpiece although there are multiple architectural treasures throughout the town.

Alto o Basso? Either way you need to be hearty and able-bodied for the number of steps and twists and turns in this city. Corso Umberto (basso) is the main drag with shops and dining while the medieval quarter (alto) lies above. Do both.
Cacao imports during the Spanish reign created the happy accident of a uniquely Sicilian version of chocolate found only in Modica - a delicious local specialty. Check for dates (it varies) for the Wonka-esque Eurochocolate festival held here.

Cava D'Ispica is just outside of Modica and is odd and interesting archeological treasure. A series of neolithic burial sites and a former chapel, they were later middle ages dwellings.
With over 50 miles of coastline, the two best beaches nearby are Sampieri and Marina di Modica (avoid in August when you'll battle for space).

 

LOCATION

Modica, Sicily Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania Airport (120km)


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

 
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Giardino Mediterraneo
Modica, Sicily, Italy
A 16th Century Castle Annex

We like the simple and elegant restoration of this historic home that transports it into the modern age while honoring its past. Seamlessly integrated, the lovely features of the original structure are given new life here.

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Overview Fully equipped. Optional private chef, spa and massage services, car service and airport transfers, private guided tours, wine tasting, Sicilian cooking classes. Electric bicycle rentals available.
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi throughout
TV 3D LED
Heating Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 2 Kings, 1 Double, 1 Cot
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Check-Out 10:00 AM
Cleaning €80
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €400
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner at checkout
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes SAFETY AND CLEANING MEASURES - we take our guests' health in high consideration and we have adopted accurate cleaning and disinfection protocols to ensure a safe stay OFFERS - Special long-stay offers for 2020: -15% for 5/6 nights / -25% for 7+ nights / -35% for 14+ nights / -45% for 21+ nights - Standard long-stay offers: -10% for 7+ nights / -20% for 14+ nights / -30% for 30 nights SERVICES & POLICIES - Rates include linen, electricity/water, wifi - City Tax 1,5 euro/person/night (to be paid as extra) - Refundable damage deposit will be added to the balance and refunded 48 hrs after check-out if no damage occurs. - Extra services by request: Sicilian breakfast, private dinners with our chef, cooking class, massages in the garden, wine tasting and chocolate tasting, private guided tours and transfers - smoking and parties are not permitted - parties are not permitted

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