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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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The perfect base for a restful holiday.

4 of 5
Very comfortable accommodation. Well equipped. Fabulous pool and friendly owners. A great location for touring the Baroque towns and lovely beaches nearby. Only downside was the steep, squeaky staircase from the mezzanine bedroom to bathroom, on the ground floor. We had a lovely holiday and the weather was perfect.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Lovely villa with a stunning garden and swimming pool

5 of 5
We had two wonderful weeks in South East Sicily staying at this comfortable farmhouse. The highlight was the fabulous swimming pool in the secluded garden surrounded by rock walls and tall bay hedges. Ramsay was extremely helpful and friendly and nothing seemed too much to ask. He was waiting at the villa on arrival, supplied us with plenty of local information, was at the end of the phone when we had hire car problems and worked very hard for us dealing with the Italian mechanic and the hire company. The nearest town was well supplied with shops, bank and cafe which was run by a delightful family. Monica was about 10/15 minutes drive with plenty of good restaurants and bigger shops. We will return to the villa as we all loved it and the surrounding countryside and the Sicilian people.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017