Mediterranean Residence in Modica
A refined 16th-century-Mediterranean residence, situated in the historic center of Modica, next to the cathedral of S. Giorgio, a masterpiece of Sicilian baroque. It is the ideal retreat for aesthetes and travellers, a place of inspiration for poets and artists, an exclusive location for special occasions, where you can enjoy complete privacy whilst being in touch with the ancient soul of Sicily.
Upon entering this Home you will discover your own private oasis of nature, stone and silence.
A major restoration has brought back to life this centuries old Mediterranean abode, which comprises 3 refined bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, living area and kitchen with wine cave cellar. The lime and clay floors and plasters, the beds on a concrete base and the vaulted ceilings evoke elegant minimalistic atmospheres embellished by decorated local stones, antique Sicilian bedspreads and bespoke sculptured washbasins. The specific features of each suite refer to the three elements of Water, Air and Fire which complement the element of Earth of the garden.
The living area is a charming space retaining features of the old structure, such as, carved on an architrave, the date of 1554 which identifies the year the property was built, at the time of the Spanish rule of Modica. The stylish kitchen island, with its stone archway, is a functional space where you can have breakfast or dinner in the winter. The underground cistern with its original plaster, which can be accessed from a striking staircase made of iron and glass, has been converted into a wine cellar with a selection of organic and natural wines.
The garden and the terrace, with stunning view over the cathedral of San Giorgio, are places for meditation where one can enjoy the silence and reconnect with the earth. Sheltered by tall walls, you can relax in the stone hot tub, enjoy a massage under the pomegranate tree, have dinner or read in the shadows of the citrus trees. You will be entering a dimension that combines the silence of the hortus conclusus of the monasteries with the secret harmonies of the Arab gardens.
100% electric supply from renewable sources, solar thermal panels, clay and lime floors and wall coatings, cork insulated roof, Domodry® rising damp control system, eco paints, integrated air conditioning and water heating system with heat pump, led lighting, water flow reducers, separate waste collection, Ecolabel refill soap and shampoo
Slow living • Privacy • Unesco property in Modica • Local cuisine • Tours • Modica’s black gold • Events • Wine Canteen • Sustainability • Art • Outdoor heated plunge-pool (active from April to October) • Messages upon request
Come find your Nest in Sicily
Private Chef available upon request.
Starting from € 250 per night (subject to seasonality)