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Once upon a time ..... so long ago ...... / Once upon a time ....

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Modica

Ancient charming house - Old Town - Old charming house - Historical center

Nestled in the most evocative of the historic city overlooking the Cathedral of St. George and the spectacle of the Baroque Modica, the house retains all the characteristics of a time gone by floral designs cement tiles floors, frescoes, plasterwork and original doors, but with all the amenities today.

Ground floor consists of entrance-dining room, living room with sofa-rent_house bed for two people, study-library, plasma TV, loft bedroom, large bathroom carved into the cave, kitchen with patio area and second bathroom. Upstairs: Relaxing lounge, large double bedroom with panoramic balcony.

All the furniture is antique, original and come from a 'careful search of the owners. Included: washing machine in the cellar below, conditioners hot / cold, autoclave, two electric boilers, kitchen with refrigerator and electric stove, microwave

Photos and Description of house for rent Modica

Old charming house on two floors and a cave in the historical center.

Nestled in the most charming area of ​​the historical town with views on the Cathedral of St. George and the spectacle of Baroque Modica, the house Retains All its ancient characteristics: cement tile floor decorated with floral designs, frescoes, original plaster and doors. Yet, it is equipped with all modern conveniences.

The ground floor is composed of: a hall-dining room; a living room with a sofa bed-dammuso for two people; a study-library, a plasma TV, a loft bedroom, a large bathroom built in the cave, a kitchen with a patio area and a second bathroom. Upstairs you will find a relaxing sitting area, a large double bedroom with balcony.

All the furnishings are antique, original and were carefully selected by the owners. Standard equipment includes: a washing machine in the basement, an air conditioning / heating system, an autoclave, 2 boilers, a kitchen with fridge and hot plates, a microwave.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Ugo Picchioni
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Once upon a time ..... so long ago ...... / Once upon a time ....
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Stockholm
5

A wonderful stay in Modica!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten fantastic days in Modica (lovely and friendly city!). We really liked the apartment, very special and beautifully decorated. A lot of space and two outdoor places, perfect for relaxing and eating. The house is perfectly situated; it’s close to the main street with a lot of restaurants and small shops, but at the same time calm and away from traffic. Though we came by car, we had no problem to find free parking close to the house.

Ugo, the owner of the house, was very kind and helpful in all thinkable ways. A most amiable person. He gave us good recommendations for things to see and discover and god tips on great beaches.

We highly recommend it, booth the house and the city!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of the most interesting places

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house over Easter for 7 days. The house is fantastic, if not a little crazy! There were two of us and the house, while retaining its traditional features was filled with antiques both new and old. The two shower rooms (one of which is built into the cave wall) are well fitted out to a very high standard. The flat screen TV and the comfortable sofa in the Cave part of the house was excellent for relaxing in on an evening when you dont fancy going out.

The house is located at the top of Corso Umberto with plenty of parking, a shop near by and a short walk to the center of town. The terrace is lovely in the evening and the house, because it is in the pedestrian area was very quiet at night. One of the most interesting places we have stayed and Ugo was most helpful from start to finish.

Would highly recommend, especially for two people

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Etwas ganz Besonderes in der Stadt der Schokolade!

  • 5 of 5

Modica ist für kulturinteressiere Leute ein idealer Ausgangspunkt, um in die italienische Lebensart einzutauchen und die tollen Nachbarstädte und Strände zu erkunden. Das einheitliche barocke Stadtbild der Altstadt und die vielen imposanten Bauwerke machen einen Besuch sehr reizvoll! Gleichzeitig ist es noch nicht so ganz touristisch wie etwa Syrakus und man kann viel Alltagsleben dieser lebendigen Stadt "aufsaugen" . Etwas ganz Besonderes an Modica sind die vielen Schokoladenmanufakturen mit Degustationen, durch die man sich Tag für Tag durchprobieren kann. Sehr beliebte kulinarische Souvenirs sind gesichert!

Unser Häuschen war ganz reizend und wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt! Der Besitzer Ugo, der nicht im Ort wohnt, uns aber die ganze Zeit über per E-Mail oder whats app (in Englisch) mit Rat zur Verfügung stand, hat das Haus innen mit unheimlicht viel Liebe zum Detail und Phantasie renoviert und eingerichtet. Ein Teil der Hauses besteht aus einem früheren, in den Hang gebauten Gewölbekeller, der Rest des Hauses schaut ins Tal und bietet einen überwätigenden Ausblick auf den gegenüberliebenden Hang zurAltstadt. EIn Großteil der Einrichtung besterh aus liebevoll ausgesuchten Antiquitäten, die er sehr geschmackvoll und zweckmäßig für die Ausgestaltung der Räume eingesetzt hat. Was uns auch in Erinnerung bleibt: Die Matratze des Betts ist sehr bequem.

Das Haus befindet sich in der Nähe des oberen Endes der Hauptstraße Corso Umberto in idealer und ruhiger Lage, eine Parkmöglichkeit für den Mietwagen ist in der Nähe, allerdings ist das Haus -wie alle Häuser in Modica- nur über einen ca. 50m langen Treppenweg erreichbar, was beim Packen zu berücksichtigen ist. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sowie Möglichkeiten zum Frühstücken-Gehen sowie zum abendlichen Essengehen in einer der vielen Ristoranti sind ganz in der Nähe. Der Besitzer Ugo hat uns jede Menge guter Empfehlungen mit auf den Weg gegeben und wir wurden die ganze Woche nicht enttäuscht!

Das Haus ist in einem absolut gepflegten Zustand und tiptop gereinigt, es ist auch in Bad und Küche alles da, was der Mensch so braucht, sogar Zahnpasta, ein neuer Rasierer, Seife, Shampoos, Spülmittel, ein gefüllter Kühlschrank mit Getränken, ein Obstkorb............Danke, Ugo!

Literaturtips:

Hanns-Josef Ortheil: Das Kind, das nicht fragte (Roman, spielt in Modica)

Hanns-Josef Ortheil: Die Insel der Dolci (Kulinarische Reise durch Sizilien)

Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

Viele Grüße, Marion und Martin aus Stuttgart

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Calderara di Reno
5

Che meraviglia!

  • 5 of 5

Ci siamo trovati di fronte ad uno scenario barocco di pura eccellenza, ospiti di una antica dimora ristrutturata con gusto e particolarità, completa di ogni comfort per allietare una vacanza di relax e godimento di una atmosfera d'altri tempi.

A pochi chilometri da magnifiche spiagge e in posizione strategica per raggiungere famose località patrimonio dell'Unesco si può fare una vacanza indimenticabile, supportati anche da ottimi cibi preparati nelle molteplici trattorie della zona o consumare pranzi e cenettesul terrazzino che domina Modica vecchia di fronte alla basilica di San Giorgio.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Una vacanza a Modica presso la “picciridda"

  • 5 of 5

Siamo partiti da Bologna e sbarcati in aereo a Catania, abbiamo raggiunto Modica con l’auto noleggiata attraverso facili indicazioni stradali della proprietà.

La “picciridda” (che poi tanto piccola non è) è un’ incantevole dimora accogliente, ben curata e completa di tutto quello che serve anche per trascorrervi un discreto numero di settimane; è situata nella zona (old-town) più interessante della città, ti permette per la sua posizione di muoverti agevolmente e raggiungere i luoghi di interesse artistico, culturale e gastronomico sia a piedi che in auto.

La “picciridda”nel periodo estivo si nota da Modica Alta per il punto di colore dovuto alla bellissima Fucsia pianta rampicante che ricopre parte della casa, insomma è una residenza e una città da non perdere.

La casa vacanze si trova comodamente servita da negozi per l’approvvigionamento quotidiano: minimarket, frutta e verdura fresca; nelle vicinanze il servizio pubblico delle corriere che collega alle spiagge, agli aeroporti.

La piacevole passeggiata lungo il Corso Umberto ci ha portato ad assaggiare una granita e focaccia al Caffè dell’Arte, dei cannoli non solo di ricotta al civico n.255 e la particolare cioccolata per chi piace, degustarla lentamente sotto la lingua facendola sciogliere, così ci ha consigliato il pasticcere del posto secondo le antiche ricette.

La scelta su Modica è ricaduta anche per la sua strategica posizione rispetto il litorale ragusano e quello siracusano con la Riserva Naturale di Vendicari, le località storiche di Scicli, Palazzolo Acreide, i siti archeologici greci e romani, un entroterra costituito da verdi montagne e corsi d’acqua. Inoltre ha contribuito nella scelta, la descrizione fotografica della residenza, ci ha colpito quel sapore di un tempo passato.

La piacevole e tranquilla colazione mattutina sul terrazzino che domina la città Alta e la notturna visione verso il panorama illuminato come un presepe, sono le ultime emozioni raccolte che ci portiamo a casa, grati per l’ottima accoglienza ricevuta dalla proprietà.

Anna Mauro

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

una favolosa vacanza nella dimora "la picciridda"

  • 5 of 5

Provenienti da Bologna in aereo con sbarco su aereoporto di Catania e trasferimento in auto noleggiata fino a Modica. Le utili indicazioni stradali dateci dalla proprietà ci hanno permesso di raggiungere la residenza facilmente. Abbiamo scelto questa località per la posizione strategica rispetto le zone che ci siamo prefissati di visitare: il litorale ragusano e quello siracusano con la Riserva Naturale di Vendicari, l'entroterra bellissimo con Scicli, Palazzolo Acreide, i siti archeologici greci e romani.

In particolare la scelta della casa vacanze si è soffermata sullo stile della residenza visualizzata per immagini, uno sguardo nel passato come se il tempo si sia fermato.

La "picciridda" (che poi tanto piccola non è) è una incantevole dimora accogliente, ben curata e completa di tutto quello che serve per soggiornare anche per più tempo; situata nella zona (old-town) più ineressante della città, ti permette per la sua posizione di muoverti agevolmente e raggiungere i luoghi di ineresse artistico, culturale e gastronomico sia a piedi che in macchina.

La "picciridda" nel periodo estivo la si nota da Modica Alta per il punto di colore dovuto alla bellissima pianta rampicante di Fucsia che ricopre parte della casa, insomma è una residenza e una città da non perdere, anche per l'affabilità dei modicani. Riguardo la gastronomia abbiamo mangiato bene ovunque, in particolare per la spesa quotidiana nelle vicinanze c'è un minimarket e lungo il Corso vari negozi di frutta e verdura. Per non parlare dell'ottima granita con focaccia al Caffè dell'Arte e la cioccolata...dei canoli in corso Umberto n.255.

La casa vacanza è comodamente servita anche dalla rete del sevizio pubblico delle corriere, portano verso il litorale e gli aereoporti.

La piacevole e tranquilla colazione mattutina sul terrazzino che domina l'antica città Alta e la notturna visione verso il panorama illuminato come un presepe; questo è l'ultimo pensiero alla nostra bellissima vacanza a Modica e d'intorni.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Comiso 40 km o Fontanarossa Catania 120 km
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Lounge bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Donnafugata
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Modica
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Catania - Rosolini
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Antichi sapori
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Catania Etna
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Marina di Modica
Car: recommended

Modica is part of the Baroque towns of 1700 of South Eastern Sicily. Staying there you can easily reach all the other historic towns: Ragusa, Siracusa, Noto, Scicli, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, etc.

The house, located in the center along pedestrian streets, is very close to convenient parking areas for cars, easily accessible to and from all the historical sites and bathing (Vendicari Reserve, Calamosche, Sampieri, Marzamemi, Isle of currents, etc.).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Modica, Ragusa

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
£203
for 3 nights
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Modica in Sicily

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 -
  • There are two bathrooms on the ground floor, all with w. c., large shower, wash basins. One of the two is windowed, while the other is carved into the exposed rock and has the mechanical ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor of the house and is a large room with balcony. The antique iron bed with double mattress is comfortable. In the room there is a vertical trunk for clothes and lots of hangers. The view is on the historic city. In the living room there are also a sofa bed (width cm. 140) on the ground floor and a double bed in the loft of the stay.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

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