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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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                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    Very nice place, friendly owner

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The house was very nicely presented and we liked the location near Modica. Modica itself is a very nice town to visit and the countryside is lovely. Not to far to the local sites Ragusa 30 mins, Siracusa circa 1 hour. The house is out in the country and the grounds are gated and walled. There are two decent looking restaurants within walking distance, didn't go in as had babies with us and the restaurants open quite late (for Brits). Communication with Giorgio was very efficient, but all in Italian. In the days of google translate generally no problem, but a guide to the house and info about the local area in English would be a good addition. The gas, electric and local taxes were paid at the end of the stay and a schedule of unit costs in the house would have helped us prepare for departure. Stayed off season. The house has everything we needed. Unfortunately weather wasn't great and perhaps the layout isn't ideal if the weather isn't nice as the communal sitting area has just one sofa, there were lots of other seats, but not of the comfy variety. There is a pool, but it is closed at this time of year so can't comment on that. So excellent house, and helpful owner would be 5 stars, but a few minor niggles
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    Fantastic!

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                                                                                                    The property and location are truly amazing but the best aspect was the sincere and friendly property owner. Giorgio went above and beyond in assisting us in all our needs from transportation to restaurants to garden vegetables. It was touching that there was a meal awaiting us upon arrival. The location is handy to grocery store, cafe, town of Modica and tourist spots. The pool and balcony areas allowed for great relaxation areas with a large group. Highly recommend this villa!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016