About this listing
Modica-Apartments are two exclusive and elegant apartments for rent for short and long periods in the core of historic center of Modica - Sicily, placed in one of the most antique (1750) and noble palaces in the center of Modica (Corso Umberto I)
A convenient alternative to the small hotel room, a real unique chance to combine money saving with an uncomparable location, between typical restaurants and astonishing artistic beauties of UNESCO renaissance Baroque.
They are two enchanting apartments (Romeo & Juliet) placed in one of the most antique (1750) and noble palaces of historic center of Modica (Corso Umberto I). Finely restored with luxury finishings, accommodating up to 4 people each, having an extra bed option for the 5th person.
In the apartment you will find indipendent air conditioning and heating system, high-speed internet WiFi, wireless telephone (Italian, West European, USA and Canadian land calls included), 3 HD Led TV (42', 32', 24'), SAT (alla language speaking), DVD/CD (mp3, avi, mpeg, ecc), Dolby Surround 5.1.
The precious parquet makes all the enviroments cosy and charming, amazingly bright and perfectly furnished.
Living / Dining Room
This elegant and spacious living room overlooks directly to the wonderful Monserrato mountain and to the Modica’s center. It is provided with a latest 42″ Full HD LED TV, digital SAT, Dolby Surround and wireless telephone.
The extendable design dinner, a practical 24″ FULL HD LED TV and the precious parquet makes all the environments cosy and charming, amazingly bright and perfectly furnished.
A new confortable divan-bed convertible in a comfortable queen size bed (140 x 200 cm) with orthopaedic mattress.
From living room you can have access to the two delightful balconies. Through an outdoor table you can enjoy a breakfast or a dinner inside the Modica’s city with the mountains view!
The two graceful balconies are accesible both the living room and the bedroom.
With a pretty table and two chairs you can enjoy outside breakfast, lunch or dinner, on Modica’s roofs! You will enjoy a wonderful sight of Monserrato mountain and the Modica’s center.
The floor is paved of hand-painted Caltagirone majolica tiles.
This lovely kitchen is full equipped with pots/pans and the best electrical household appliances: 4 burners stove, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, freezer, oven, toaster, kettle, italian coffeepots, american coffee maker, microwave. In front of dining table you will find a practical HD TV.
The delicate wire system alogens complete the furnishgs of this kitchen.
The apartment is also provided of iron and ironing board, clothes-horse and vacuum cleaner.
This romantic bedroom is finely furnished with a delicate wallpaper matched to the armchair and the pouf, with a latest 32″ FULL HD LED TV.
It is provided with a queen size bed (160 x 200cm) with comfortable orthopedic “Memory Foam” mattress and pillows
The wide closet is handmade in solid wood by local artisans.
Going down 3 steps you can reach the two balconies to enjoy a wonderful sight of Modica’s center.
Made entirely of a special “Porcelain stoneware”, the bathroom is equipped with modern furniture, a design heated towel and hair dryer.
The large cabin shower, made in porcelain stoneware mosaic, has a big bright stainless steel shower head to take a relaxing bath.
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Interaction with guests
Rates shown include a professional meeting for your check-in, taxes, a full bed linen/towels supply (included toilet paper, scottex, soap), high speed internet WiFi, national and international land-line phone call (Italy, USA, Canada and West Europe), heating system, final house cleaning, water and gas consumptions. It is not included the electrical consumption.
In the small delightful streets surrounding Corso Umberto you will also find typical restaurants and peculiar taverns, a unique way to get to know the art of the Sicilian cousine together with the uncomparable beauty of the Baroque buildings nearby.
This wonderful location will allow you to take a walk inside the historic center, from beauty to beauty, without depending on any kind of transportation. An unique chance to discover by walking the ancient Modica through the Baroque buildings and astonishing cathedrals.
The strategic geographical position of Modica will allow you to reach quickly both the nearby Baroque city of Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Siracusa both the famous golden and fine sand long beaches among the most beautiful in Sicily such as Marina di Modica, Pozzallo, Mar Ispica, Sampieri, Scicli, Ragusa, Pozzallo, and the nature reserves of Vendicari, Cava Grande and Pantalica.
Other things to note
Modica, the birthplace of the poet Salvatore Quasimodo, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959 and Tommaso Campailla, an important scientist and philosopher, is known throughout Europe not only for the great priceless heritage of Renaissance Baroque (UNESCO World Heritage) but also for the famous chocolate!
To understand the exclusivity concerning this amazing chocolate, the city of Modica has hosted for 4 editions (2005-2008) the famous “Eurochocolate World” (only event in Italy in Perugia). During Spring (or Fall) an important event “Chocobarocco” is annually organized and gather cocoa and chocolate lovers and admirers coming from all the world.
The story of our chocolate winds its way down a path which, going backwards in history, unites Sicily with Spain, particularly the County of Modica. Even further back, our chocolate finds its origin in the marvelous, ceremonial civilisation of the Aztecs, the ancient inhabitants of Mexico.
When the “New World” was discovered, the Spanish found an extraordinary variety of foods. ‘Xocoàtl’ was made by the inhabitants with cocoa seeds, and was held in great regard because it conferred strength and vigour and was also a sign of wealth. The Aztecs made the ‘Xocoàtl’ using a special rolling pin made of stone, grinding the cocoa seeds on a tool called a ‘metate’, a curved stone placed on two transversal base stones.
The cocoa flour produced was then mixed with spices, and the mixture was rubbed on the metate until it hardened.
During their domination in Sicily, the Spaniards introduced the method of making chocolate that they had learned from the Aztecs.
This antique chocolate, in contrast to later versions throughout Europe, never became industrially produced and has remained unchanged through the centuries. Still today, the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto makes chocolate with the same ancient technique and ingredients.
“…the flavour of Modica’s chocolate is reminiscent of that of Alicante (and I don’t know of which other Spanish towns): a fondant chocolate of two types – vanilla and cinnamon – to be eaten in squares or melted in a cup: the flavour is so unique that whoever tastes it seems to have arrived at the archetype, the absolute, and the chocolate produced elsewhere – even the most famous – seems to be an adulterated or corrupted version…”
Leonardo Sciascia (La Contea di Modica Electa)
At check-in is requested a security deposit, it will be given back at your check-out. Electrical consumption is pay-as-you-go.
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.