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Cute pied à terre, cosy, romantic, air-conditioned



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
A self catering home in Modica's Baroque city centre

This self-catering holiday rental home is a romantic pied a terre, set in the warm and timeless historic centre of Modica in south eastern Sicily.

The enchanting baroque town of Modica is a UNESCO site and has a lot to offer. It has a lively local atmosphere, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants and the true feel of laid-back Mediterranean life.

La Casetta is a renovated 300-year old cottage located on a medieval road in the historic centre of Modica Bassa. It has a full kitchen, dining area, sofa bed for extra guest and bathroom with shower. Access to the upper floor (loft) is by a spiral staircase, where you have a comfortable king-size bed.

The property has reverse cycle air conditioning/heating so is great for stays at any time of year.

While there is no outside terrace, our great value-for-money price will allow you to spend time at any of Modica's pavement cafes and indulge in as much gelati and and aperativi as you like.

Nearby you have supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and lots of historic sites to see. Modica is famous for its chocolate; every year the town hosts the Eurochocolate expo,and thousands of chocolate lovers come to enjoy its delicate flavours.

In 2003 UNESCO added the city of Modica and the surrounding area to the World Heritage List for its baroque buildings and architectural design unique to this part of Sicily.

If you do not wish to drive there is plenty to see in Modica and its environs, using public transport. Beaches are 25 minutes away.

If you have a car, Modica is within easy driving distance of Ragusa, Scicli and Noto, three other noted Baroque towns, as well as beaches at Marina di Modica, Donnalucata and Sampieri. Many of these places have been used in the filming of the Montalbano TV series.

Longer day trips can be made to the Greek ruins of Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and Caltagirone, famous for its painted ceramics.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Italian

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

London, England

Fantastic apartment and town

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented this apartment for our summer break and it was perfect. Situated close to the town of Modica, where you are spoilt by the wonderful architecture, cafes and bars, the apartment was very comfortable and thoughtfully kitted out with everything you could need by the owner and offered at a very reasonable price. The hospitality and helpfulness of the owner and the local people was second to none. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment and we hope to come back to Modica - a town which stole our hearts!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for coming to Modica...grazie Giorgio
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Good Choice

  • 5 of 5

I was in this cute property for 3 weeks ! Travelling in Sicily alone I chose this for its great value and proximity to other places I wanted to visit, which I did all by bus.

Ragusa, Scicli, Noto, Syracreuse, Marina de Modica, Prozello and of course Modica itself.

Inbetween exploring I was doing some writing and it was a great base for that also. Situated close to the town but in an authentic safe neighbourhood with no passing traffic I congratulate myself on a little gem of a find.

Katherine could not have been more helpful and is genuinely a nice person and as far away from a shark lanlady as you can get.

For a romantic getaway or a creatives den you will find it difficult to get anything better in this price range.

Well equipped and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Live like a local in Modica

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Modica, enjoying the special Easter festivities, including Vasa Vasa and, a week later, the St. Giorgio festivities, including spectacular fireworks! From Modica we took day trips to Noto, Siracusa, Caltagirone, Ragusa, the castle of Donnafugata, and the beaches from Marina di Ragusa to Punta Secca, including the beach home of "Commissario Montalbano." We enjoyed the local shopping for fresh meats, cheeses & produce, but also enjoyed dining out at a lovely restaurant (ask Katharine), called something like "A Puntia Ro Vinu," for Sicilian specialties at very reasonable prices. The house is small, but very efficient & comfortable. Neighbors were friendly. We hope to return for another visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect introduction to Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent an idyllic two weeks in beautiful Modica staying at La Casetta. Perfectly situated, just under a casual ten minute walk from the town centre, La Casetta is ideal for a couple and is very clean, compact and practical. Giorgio, the owner, is extremely helpful and took great pride in looking after us and introducing us to the best local restaurants, sights and experiences including a visit to a local farm where we samples freshly made ricotta. Modica itself is a myriad of beautiful baroque style buildings, it was a pleasure to wander through the streets which are build up on either side of the main thouroughfare of the town. Eating and drinking in all the local restaurants proved to be very inexpensive. Public Transport was fine, buses kept to timetable although were few and far between - especially on a Sunday. If you want to explore the whole area fully, car hire would have to be recommended. Sampieri and Marina di Modica are two beaches about half an hour away by bus. We visited Siracuse for the day which was a beautiful and historical treat (much more "touristy" though, and therefore slightly more pricey to eat out.) Would 100% recommend a stay at La Casetta, Giorgio and his wife Antonella are efintiely superb hosts and make Modica a perfect location for a relaxing and blissful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ,we look forward to meet you again..
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Cozy, Comfortable & Lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Choosing La Casetta to discover both the beautiful Baroque City of Modica and the South of Sicily was really an excellent decision. This holiday home is ideal for any couple or a family with one or two children to discover the real tastes, views and Sicilian life. Very very close to the centre of the town. Giorgio and his family are always available and really helpful. Excellent restaurants, pizzerias and of course Sicilian sweets, especially the fat-free chocolate of Modica. I do highly recommend it and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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ullswater,lake district,uk

sicilian tour

  • 4 of 5

a very pleasant stay in modica thanks to a outgoing,friendly and helpful Giorgio, the appartment was very convenient and perfect for the proximity to modica's highlights would recommend it to other fellow travellers.thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to have you again in our apartment...
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Comiso at 40 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Pozzallo at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Modica at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sampieri/Pozzallo at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended


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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Historic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 35 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom has a sink, toilet and a shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • This lovely home has a king size bed on the upper floor and a sofa bed on the main floor.


  • Self-catering


  • Free street parking is nearby...about 40 metres away.

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