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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Modica, Sicily, Italy your home away from home

Known as the ""City of 100 bells and 100 churches"", Modica is a charming place to stay. Its architecture, food and scenic countryside make it a delightful place which visitors return to time and again. The town is a maze of narrow streets and steps which join the honey coloured stone buildings of Upper Modica with the lower valley. Although much of Modica's ancient history was destroyed in an earthquake in 1693, the rebuild of the town was in splendid baroque style. The town is famous throughout Sicily for its chocolate.

Things to Do in Modica, Sicily Explore the Cathedral

The impressive Cathedral of San Giorgio in Modica is an important monument in Sicily, noted for the 250 steps which climb up to it in the shape of a chalice. The beautiful tiered façade is topped with a belltower. The interior has a stunning collection of frescoes, paintings and gilded decorations. Beaches

The coast closest to your Modica holiday rental has some lovely beaches including the area around Portopalo di Capopassero. The town is popular with Italians visiting for the summer and the beaches are well worth a visit.

Sample the Local Cuisine

Sicily is noted for its exceptional cuisine with its culinary history influenced by the Arab and Spanish occupations. Look for the Cioccolato (chocolate) Modicano products and the Ragalna which is a risotto made with shellfish.

Places to Visit Near Modica, Sicily

Marzamemi

This charming fishing village still demonstrates a simple way of life from times past. The Piazza Bianca is surrounded by old fishermen's cottages and is where locals and visitors meet in the evening to eat and socialize at the restaurants and bars. Noto

The town of Noto is part of Sicily's baroque triangle which includes Modica and Ragusa. Noted for its fine early 18th century buildings, the town has some superb architectural masterpieces to enjoy. The honey-coloured buildings are dubbed the ""Stone Garden"" and are a listed UNESCO Heritage Site. During the third week in May Noto has a splendid Flower Festival with many flower mosaics made from 400,000 flowers. Vendicari

The nature reserve at Vendicari is noted for its bird reserve and unspoilt beaches which are a favoured breeding place for turtles.

Weather in Modica, Sicily

Modica in southern Sicily has a hot Mediterranean climate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. The area receives plenty of sunshine all year round and summer highs can reach 79°F (26°C) and above.

Travel to Modica, Sicily

The main airport in Sicily is Palermo (PMO) Airport which has many connections with mainland Italy as well as direct flights in season to London with easyJet and Ryanair. It is 311km (200 miles) from your Modica holiday home. The Catania-Fontanarossa (CTA) Airport is 115km (70 miles) away. The AST bus company runs an efficient service to Modica, or visitors can rent a car at the airport and drive.

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                                                                                                      Glorious for all ages, amazing location, ace hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a family group ranging from 73-3yrs and everyone had an incredible time. Nothing was too much trouble for Giorgio and his wonderful family. The swimming pool was kept spotless. There's a decent sized shallow end for non-swimmers to enjoy and plenty of room for the rest! Best of all for the children were the animals. Giorgio let all ages join him in the daily fun of tending to them. The house is spacious with large bedrooms and a much appreciated separate flat, with its own private entrance, that the grandparents escaped to! There are three glorious eating areas to be able to enjoy different views of the valley or be inside. There is a good supermarket less than 10mins drive and best of all, the beautiful town of Modica is only a couple of minutes away. We enjoyed running in the early mornings and the house is perfectly situated to take in the town and return on a perfect 10k loop. There is SOOOO much to see and do in the area that we feel we have only just begun. Every day was a different excursion from beautiful towns to ancient, classical sites. And THE best ice-creams in the world! But for those who did not feel like getting in the car, there was no need to go anywhere. The villa is a haven, plenty of sun beds and shady spots to read in, and soak up the stunning view of Modica. We all agreed it was our happiest holiday ever!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Glorious for all ages, amazing location, ace hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a family group ranging from 73-3yrs and everyone had an incredible time. Nothing was too much trouble for Giorgio and his wonderful family. The swimming pool was kept spotless. There's a decent sized shallow end for non-swimmers to enjoy and plenty of room for the rest! Best of all for the children were the animals. Giorgio let all ages join him in the daily fun of tending to them. The house is spacious with large bedrooms and a much appreciated separate flat, with its own private entrance, that the grandparents escaped to! There are three glorious eating areas to be able to enjoy different views of the valley or be inside. There is a good supermarket less than 10mins drive and best of all, the beautiful town of Modica is only a couple of minutes away. We enjoyed running in the early mornings and the house is perfectly situated to take in the town and return on a perfect 10k loop. There is SOOOO much to see and do in the area that we feel we have only just begun. Every day was a different excursion from beautiful towns to ancient, classical sites. And THE best ice-creams in the world! But for those who did not feel like getting in the car, there was no need to go anywhere. The villa is a haven, plenty of sun beds and shady spots to read in, and soak up the stunning view of Modica. We all agreed it was our happiest holiday ever!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      This is a very beautiful house in an extraordinary city

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay in Sicily over the New Year and the view of fireworks over the hillside from the balconies will stay with us for a very long time. The house is great, beautifully decorated and (so long as you can deal with lots of stairs) the location in Modica Alta is outstanding. The hosting from Aurora was faultless and we had everything we needed for a memorable holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016