Baroque style and chocolate match perfectly together and make the irresistible appeal of Modica, a charming city that is 15 km far from Ragusa and that is divided in two expanses: Modica Alta (upper Modica) and Modica Bassa (southern Modica). This town, settle down between two valleys and on the Pizzo’s hill, is a harmony of churches, palaces and buildings of the eighteenth century (all built according to the late baroque style) overlooking narrow, tiny streets, squares, and stage-stairways. The most extraordinary example is the Saint George’s Cathedral, that belongs to the properties patronized from the Unesco, that faces a stairway of 160 steps. Is just some metres far the Polara Palace (XVIII century) that overlooks Modica Bassa, characterised by the Saint Peter’s Cathedral that embellished by its stairway with the statues of the twelve Apostles. But Modica is also famous thanks to its chocolate that has been made since the eighteenth century by using a cold-working. When this chocolate is amalgamated with vanilla, cinnamon or hot pepper, it is a irresistible temptation. The city has a monumental-looking, because of the past colonizations of Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, but it has also, at the same time, a lively heart that is given by the close Marina Di Modica, considered a paradise from the people who love surfing and to do windsurf. If during the day-time long, gilt beaches invite to a complete rest, when the sun goes down a lot of pubs, discos, restaurants and nightly haunts invite to a complete fun to enjoy during the hot summer evenings. In the surroundings there are also the locations where the famous Commissario Montalbano (a character created by the Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri) is shot, like Pozzallo, a town renowned thanks to its sandy beaches, and Sampieri, a characteristic, old fishermen village.
Ragusa is 15 Km away, Scicli is 15 Km away, Cave D'Ispica is 15 Km away, Noto is 30 Km away, Donnafugata is 30 Km away, Vendicari is 30 Km away, Portopalo is 50 Km away, Siracusa is 60 Km away, Caltagirone is 70 Km away, Piazza Armerina is 110 Km away, Catania is 120 Km away, the Aetna is 130 Km away, Agrigento is 130 Km away, Sciacca is 180 Km away, Selinunte is 230 Km away.
Delicatessen: 500 m
Restaurants: 200 m
Services: 8 Km - Modica
Tennis: 6 km
Riding school: 1 Km
Golf: 50 Km - Donnafugata
Railway station: 10 Km - Modica
Airport: 130 Km - Catania
Port: 20 Km - Pozzallo
Sandy beach: 12 Km
Stone, wood and a plain style, without frills. These are the basic elements wrapping La Carretteria, lovely stony small house - looking onto a private little garden - placed inside the estate of Villa Trombadore. The dwelling is situated on the road to Ispica, renown because of the Archaeological Park of Cava d'Ispica and it is close to important towns as Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli and Noto characterized by the pretty Sicilian Baroque and for this same reason protected as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Focal point of this structure - which is rentable either together with the owner's villa or autonomously thanks to its independent access - is the living-room from which the dynamic architecture of La Carretteria starts meandering. In this delightful space - plunged into soft tonalities - develops from on one side the wooden staircase leading up to the loft guarding an intimate double bed while on the other side opens the large kitchen enriched by a ceiling with visible timbers and Sicilian ceramics decorating the cooker-top of the kitchen unit. Beside there is the service bathroom. Another stairway, set in the living-room too, connects to the other rooms: coming a few steps down you get into the double room where it reigns a beautiful bed tracing back to the first half of the twentieth century. By stepping up, instead, you get to the bathroom and to a second double room featuring a more rustic style with its iron-wrought bed, wooden ceiling and visible stones on the wall.
G.F.: living-room, large kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower, terrace, garden. Lower floor: 1 double bedroom. 1st floor: 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with tub, 1 twin bedroom (in loft open onto the living-room downstairs).
Washing-machine, Fridge, Freezer, 1 Oven(s) electric, TV, Barbecue, Cot, High chair, Heating: radiators (extra), Air-conditioning: n. split 4 (extra), 1 Fans fan stand
- Surface 100 m²
- Heating Central
- View Countryside