Badrallach ...a place in the sun
A place to stay - Palazzo

The undiscovered jewel in Southern Sicily, Modica was the 'capital' of a region from the 12th century. We now offer you a chance to visit this thriving city with many restaurants and modern bars only 10 minutes drive from stunning beaches on the mediterranean sea. Our period apartment in the heart of Modica Bassa, on one level and with garage is newly restored offering luxury accommodation.

The apartment has a large vaulted kitchen/living room, double bedroom, twin bedroom and 2 bathrooms. A wide balcony allows you to sit out overlooking the church of San Nicolo Inferiore. Gas central heating.Only 20 metres from the main street yet in a quiet area, the flat furnished with modern furniture forms part of a villa d'epoca with frescoed ceilings and original floors.

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Sleeps: 4

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The area & city - Modica, the land of Montalbano

Modica was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693 almost totally rebuilt in the Baroque style it is now a Unesco World heritage Site. A disastrous flood in 1902 led to the rivers that ran through the town being covered over and Modica lost its reputation as the Venice of the South but Modica remains a magical city.

Unlike most others in Sicily,the town is built in a valley instead of on a hilltop and nestles between the sandstone ridges. The labyrinthine terraces climb up the gorges interspersed with over 100 baroque churches, 2 Duomos and rococo palaces.The area is rich in history, there are regular events throughout the year, notably the giostra or joust in the summer and sagre which celebrate local produce,especially ricotta cheese and chocolate.

The area is rich in gastronomic delights and it is easy to find local specialities ranging from almonds,chocolate(made cold to an ancient Aztec recipe with unrefined sugar) and honey to local meat dishes of pork, sausage and fish.The weather is superb and fresh local produce available 52 weeks a year.

Rental Cost

  • Night: 80
  • Week: 500(10% discount under occupancy)
  • Refundable deposit: 250

Bookings

For bookings contact Ramsay Gilderdale: info@modicasa.com

  • Tel: 0039 0932 751798 (quoting MODICA BASSA-GRIMALDI)
  • Fax: 0039 0932 1972248
Corso Umberto
160/E 97015 MODICA,
SICILY

Travel

NEW: Stanstead - Comiso (25 minute drive)

Stanstead - Palermo (4 hours drive)

Gatwick - Catania (2 hours drive, train or bus)

Manchester - Catania (2 hours drive, train or bus)

Gatwick - Palermo (4 hours drive)

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...The Baroque

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...Modica Bassa

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View from bedroom...

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...Living room

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...Kitchen

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...Double bedroom

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...Twin bedroom

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...Balcony

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...Entrance courtyard

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...Piazza Napoli

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...Beach at Sampieri