Hidden Among Modica's Dazzling UNESCO Treasures

Domus Sbircio, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • TownHouse
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 5
  • from € 120 nt
Restoring Spaces That Time Had Forgotten

Hidden inside an intricate network of alleys at the heart of the historic city center, this vacation home rental in Modica exudes atmospheric history with a post modernist sensibility. 

Designed as a tribute to this UNESCO treasure, the owners’ undertook a creative and elegant approach to the remodel of this townhouse, with the aim of maintaining its original soul and restoring the spaces that time had hidden, including the discovery of an ancient cave. Enlisting skilled artisans and craftsmen to carefully refine the space, the owners have captured a place in time with a seamless transition.  

Immersed in an enveloping light with the pulse of the city below, this is a unique hideaway in this dazzling Sicilian town.

Description

Wandering through the narrow winding alleyways in the historic center of the city, brings you to this unique vacation home rental in Modica. Overlooking some of the charming decorated balconies, rooftops and secret hidden courtyards below, the townhouse is immersed in the tightly knit town among the jumble of ancient structures. 

Completely renovated by a handful of skilled local artisans with Modica stone, pitchstone, natural materials and a soothing, minimalist palette, the effect is simple and elegant.

On the first floor there are two double en-suite bedrooms that sleep four and a well equipped kitchen with a luminous terrace for dining al fresco. There’s also a small studio lounge and media room with a library.

Interior design is kept simple and chic with family heirlooms and pieces sourced from travels through South and Central America.

On the ground floor guests have access to an interconnecting environment that includes a patio with an original well and the living room where a cave was unearthed during restoration, lending atmospheric charm to an already unique environment. Peaceful and sheltered, the spaces are ideal for an escape from the outside world to enjoy the scent of lemon blossom and jasmine.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, free parking nearby.

AROUND

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 (45km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall but the island and the city are fascinating year round

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  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent
  • Domus Sbirciò, Modica, Sicily, Italy | vacation homes for rent

Domus Sbircio

from 120/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed TypeBedroom1: Queen plus crib, Bedroom 2: Queen, Sofa bed in living area
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 5 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyYes
RatesRates start at €120 from Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2018. See rates table.
Minimum Stay2 Nights
ViewSome views of the city
Notes

A 30% despoit is required to secure your reservation with the remaining balance to be paid 15 days prior to arrival

€200 Security deposit in cash required to be returned upon check out

Check in: From 5pm - 9pm. €30 fee for check ins after 10pm

Check out: 10am

Rate Table

Seasonal Dates 208/2019 Nightly Rate
October 10 - December 21, 2018 €120
December 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019 €140
January 7 - April 19 €120
April 20 - June 30  €140
July - August (5 Night min. stay in Aug) €160
September - December  €140
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