An Architect's Dream Comes to Life

Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • B&B
  • Units 3
  • from € 80 nt
Traditional Forms and Contemporary Flair

Follow the country roads through spectacular carob and olive trees, and you’ll reach a farmhouse made of stone, a masseria, which stands proudly on a ridge, with magnificent views of the sea and the southern tip of Sicily. This is Rifugio Lanzagallo, literally a refuge, and more specifically a small, contemporary B&B with wonderful historical bones.

Its owner is a Sicilian architect who has been working in Brussels for many years but remains passionate and nostalgic about her homeland. In 2016, she realized her dream of buying and renovating an old farmhouse in the beautiful countryside of southern Sicily. The result is, she says, an enclave of peace and rural simplicity, in which the perfumes and colors of the Mediterranean blend. It has all the traditional forms and spaces of the most typical masserias: the stone structure, arches, main rock courtyard and the smaller courtyards surrounded by dry walls.

The house is located in the middle of Val di Noto, close to the island’s historical jewels, the UNESCO World Heritage cities of Modica, Ispica, Noto, Scicli and Ibla.

Thanks to its hilltop position, the estate provides spectacular views of the surrounding carob and olive trees. There is a magnificent garden with an organically shaped pool, bordered by a sun terrace with aromatic and flowering plants.

Rifugio Lanzagallo is a contemporary B&B, with three spacious rooms that accommodate up to 10 people. This small luxury hotel in Sicily is perfect for those seeking a secluded getaway.

Description

The three suites in this small luxury hotel in Sicily are as follows:

L’Edicola is a small temple with a niche in the wall that was built specifically to house the image of a saint, the Madonna or Christ. It has separate access and an elevated terrace overlooking the main courtyard. If wished, it can be connected to La Centrale.

La Centrale is a bright room with two entrances, one from the main courtyard and one from the backyard, as well as a view across the sea. With its mezzanine, this room can easily accommodate a family of four.

La Cisterna sul mare is the largest room, with panoramic views extending to the southernmost tip of Sicily, the Isola delle Correnti.
With its mezzanine, this room can also accommodate a family of four.

Start the day here with a breakfast buffet composed of steaming pies, Sicilian specialty biscuits, yogurts, fruit salads, jams, omelettes, ricotta, fresh cheeses, milk, juice and cereals. Dinners are also available on request.

The owners love nature, art, architecture, photography, literature, music, dance (especially Argentine tango), and good food. They can organize seminars on site, including yoga retreats, exhibitions, course, poetry readings, and dance classes.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Beds with anatomic Dorelan® slatted frames and breathable anti-mite memory foam mattresses. Percale bed linen and folk-style bath towels. Bio-certified shampoo and shower gel. Welcome gift: homemade soap “Rifugio Lanzagallo” with natural ingredients.

AROUND

The house is located in the middle of Val di Noto, close to the most interesting tourist routes and places. From here, it’s easy to make day trips to the UNESCO-protected towns of Modica, Ispica, Noto, Siracusa, Marzamemi, Scicli, Ragusa Ibla and the natural reserves of Vendicari and Cava Grande. One of the most beautiful beaches in the region, Santa Maria del Focallo, is 7km away. The owners provide a digital guide filled with recommendations of things to do in the region.

LOCATION

Modica, Sicly, Italy. Nearest airport: Catania Fontanarossa, Comiso

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

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  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Rifugio Lanzagallo, Modica, Sicily, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels

Rifugio Lanzagallo

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Rooms / Houses3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 10 guests
Restaurant / self cateringBreakfast is provided, and additional meals are available on request.
KitchenMinibar
Bed Type2 triples (1 double and 1 single) and 1 quadruple (1 double and 2 singles)
Kid FriendlyChildren aged 12 and older only
Pet FriendlyPets are allowed upon request
InternetWiFi
PoolOutdoor pool
ViewSea views
Rates
Check-In4 PM
Check-Out10 AM
CancellationCancellation 30 days before arrival: 50% refund
Cancellation from the 30th day before arrival or arrival: non-refundable
Reservation becomes effective once the payment of 30% deposit of the total amount has been done.
Payment can be done by bank transfer.
Temporary
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic, for example (country or region ) again orders the stoppage of vacation rentals sometime in the fall due to high number of of local cases. Or, (country) decides to restrict travel from the US...... , guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year.

If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start. If the guest cancels 1 - 14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
NotesThe prices quoted are per room.
Tourist tax: 1,00 euro per person.
Breakfast: 8.30 – 10.30am
Linen change and room cleaning are provided only if rooms are left by 11.00 in the morning.
Bed sheets changed every week. For an extra change there is a 20 euro charge.
Cleaning and towels changed every two days. For extra change of towels, there is a charge of 15 euros.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
Low SeasonMar 10Mar 31€802 nights
Additional Guests€20 per person / per night above 2
Mid SeasonApr 1May 31€1002 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 2
High SeasonJun 1Sep 30€1203 nights
Additional Guests€30 per person / per night above 2
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Reviews

2 Reviews

  • Julia, September 6, 2020

    Rifugio Lanzagallo is a uniquely magical place. Daniela and Istvan are the most wonderful, kind and gracious people who have made something quite special. The design is impeccable, with cozy lounges, airy spacious rooms, lots of thoughtful touches, fig and carob trees amid sun baked beige stone and wonderful salt pool for relaxing dips. Situated perfectly to explore the beautiful, plentiful nature and the several picturesque old towns of Sicily. We cannot wait to return!

    Julia

    Berlin, Germany

  • Kasper Jørgensen, July 22, 2020

    Rifugio Lanzagallo is the perfect summer escape. Located on farmlands off the beaten track, this beautifully renovated farmhouse offers you the best of old Sicily with a modern twist. The rooms are minimal and cozy and are perfect for daydreaming as you stare at the old stone walls. We were lucky enough to have a sitting area just off our room, giving us a breathtaking view of the fields, sea and horizon as we sipped on our local wine and cheeses.

    Upon arrival, we were greeted by … and made to feel at home straight away. We were offered wine and Italian food. Daniella is so lovely and caters to your needs while making sure to give you the space you need while enjoying your holiday. The breakfasts she made were delicious and we looked forward to seeing what we would be eating each morning.

    Hands down the best part about Rifugio Lanzagallo is the pool! We spent hours relaxing and swimming, eating and drinking, reading and chatting poolside and can not wait to visit and swim again.

    Kasper Jørgensen

    Berlin, Germany

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