Modica is among the cities of southeast Sicily which have been declared recently World Heritage by Unesco acknowledging its remarkably intact urban Baroque architecture. "The city of hundred churches", located in a picturesque canyon inhabitated since prehistoric times, has been rebuilt completely after the devastating earthquake of 1693 in a joyful Spanish Baroque style that captures the eye and inspires the spirit. Today Modica provides a charming occasion to get a glimpse of how Italy might have felt some thirty years ago. The city is an excellent location for excursions to the many spectacular spots southeast Sicily has to offer and the closeby coast facing Africa provides ample opportunity for enjoying the sandy beaches and the clear Mediterrenean sea.
In the historical center of Modica, just a few steps away from the main street, there are two two comfortable holiday apartments for a pleasant vacation in Sicily.

La Grotta
marvelously renovated authentic "cave" with terrace and view on Modica

The romantic apartment is a beautifully and stylish renovated 'grotto' furnished with all modern comfort including air-conditioning.
It is located near the church San Giorgio, in a quiet pedestrian area at Modica Alta. To reach the apartment, just park the car along the street "Corso San Giorgio" and walk up the set of steps of via Tantillo, a short but a little steep path, which might be a bit uneasy for people with physical problems. The entrance gate takes you to the sun-drenched terrace with a panoramic view on the city. From the terrace you enter the large, charming room, with old floors and face exposed stone barrel vaulted ceiling, where there is the built in kitchen, the dining area and two single sofa-beds. At the rear side of the room there is a niche with sliding curtains and a double bed. Also the bathroom (with shower box and laundry machine) is of particular charm, being part of a natural stone cave and paved with ancient stone slabs.
The apartment has been renovated finely and furnished with taste, on its living area of 40 sqm it can accommodate up to four persons. It is fresh in the summer and warm in the winter season.
rates for two persons occupancy
(add € 5 per night for each additional person)
from settember to june
july / august
€ 280
€ 350
per day (3 days minimum)
€ 45
€ 60
"La Grotta" sleeps up to four persons. The above indicated rental fee is for a two persons occupancy, for each additional person add € 5 per night. The consumption of water, electricity, cooking-gas and the final cleaningis included; furthermore a set of bedlinen and towels is provided. For enquiries and reservations please contact us via e-mail at or via phone/fax at +39/0/55/8249321 or via mobile at +39/3334690144

view of Modica Bassa

view of Modica Alta with the church 'San Giorgio'