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From the temple to the beach

Sicily | The Italian Mediterranean island Sicily does not only offer summer, sun and lovely beaches but also many cultural highlights. A compulsory point on each itinerary for a Sicily vacation are the countless testimonies of past times that a spread out across the island. Some examples include the world famous „Valley of the Temples“ in Agrigent with the structures more than 2,500 years old and are testament of Greek settlement on this island during the ancient times. Besides this also well preserved remains of antique structures can be visited in Syrakus oder Catania which are equally appealing.

Those who need to cool down after these historical adventures will find many places to do so along the more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline. In the north and east you will mainly find steep cliffs and rocks towering above the sea with a number of picturesque bays lying in-between them. The southwestern part is flatter and characterised by beautiful beach strips.

Sicily has though much more to offer than just temples and beaches. Explore some of the interesting smaller and larger towns such as Palermo, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani or Taormina. Alternatively go on a boat tour that will take you to the Aeolian Islands and Aegadian Islands or Malta that is also not that far away.

atraveo has a selection of more than 2,800 holiday apartments and houses. Some of the most popular  places for a holiday home vacation include Gioiosa Marea, Sciacca, Scicli, Giardini Naxos, Trappeto and Marina di Modica.

Dancing on a volcano

Sicily is not only the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea but also has the highest and most active volcanoes in Europe – Etna that you can explore up close on your vacation to Sicily. There are a number of guided hiking tours offered that take you to summit craters, lava fields and places where eruptions occur frequently. You should not miss out on this exciting tour. The hikes usually take place between mid May until the end of October. But one must be careful: It is important to remember the Etna is still an active volcano. Inform yourself when there of the present dangers and options to explore the area in one of the many information centres.

Those who want more volcanic action will not want to miss out on guided tours to the Volcano Islands Volcano and Stromboli situated north of the coast of Sicily. Particularly the very active Stromboli offers a great spectacle as one can observe eruptions of red lava nearly every minute or hour. Both islands are part of the island group Aeolian Islands and there are regular connections from Messina and Milazzo.

If you have now become fascinated by volcanoes then you might want to pop over to the mainland and explore Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples which is another famous volcano. It is by no means as active as those on Sicily though it is not extinct and there is speculation whether it could erupt again soon. The potential devastation such an eruption could cause can be seen in the famous ruins of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were engulfed by lava in 79 AD. A visit to Mount Vesuvius could be incorporated within journey to and back from a holiday home vacation on Sicily. There are regular ferries that operate between Naples or Salerno and the Sicilian ports of Palermo and Catania.
 

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4.8 out of 5 (9 Customer reviews)
1 The holiday homes and apartments in in Modica have been rated by 9 customers, scoring 4.8 out of 5 houses, on average.

Location reviews

Total rating of Modica

4.2 out of 5 (43 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Modica 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 11/10/2015

    “Very worth seeing place.”

    This review has been given for property no. 474824 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 03/08/2015

    “Beautiful city, nice, friendly people, ideally located, rental car advantageous.”

    This review has been given for property no. 801035 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 2.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 28/06/2015

    “In Landesinnneren there are very beautiful landscapes, se beautiful coastline and great sea, but unfortunately is everywhere (even just behind the most beautiful bays) lots of garbage (bottles, whole house garbage bags, car tires) to find. This problem runs actually through the whole of Sicily and has really shocked us. The shopping in Modica are good if you are willing to go for vegetables, fish, etc. Flisch in different stores. Supermarkets are only equipped to poor.”

    This review has been given for property no. 642550 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 01/06/2015

    “Perfect!”

    This review has been given for property no. 815328 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 06/10/2014

    “Shopping and dining establishments are plentiful in the immediate vicinity. To explore the island a car is advantageous.”

    This review has been given for property no. 474824 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Modica

The Villa is located in a fantastic position, in the countryside, ideal for a relaxing holiday, but only 10 km from the center of Modica, 25 km from the center of Ragusa, 15 km from Scicli, 40 km from Noto and 70 km from Syracuse, but also only 10 km ...
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from the sea, in the town of Marina di Modica, Pozzallo, Maganuco.
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source: Isula Travel Srl
Scicli (24 km from Ragusa; 26.000 inhabitants; 160 meters above sea level) is an elegant town situated in a wide valley among rocky hills, at the confluence of three valleys: S. Bartolomeo, S. Maria La Nova and the riverbed of Modica.

The eighteenth-century look that characterizes this town is the ...
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consequence of the terrible earthquake of 1693, which upset a big part of Sicily. The town was rebuilt in baroque style, following the principle of illusion effects obtained with the right arrangement of buildings and churches, creating this little baroque jewel that Scicli is today.

The town tour could begin in the wide and picturesque "Piazza Italia", surrounded by beautiful palaces of the eighteenth century and dominated by the impressive calcareous rock on which arises the ancient church of San Matteo. On a side of the square stands out Matrice, a church of the eighteenth century dedicated to S. Ignazio. The beautiful baroque facade is rich of statues and sculptures which make it a real jewel of art. Then pass to the church of S. Bartolomeo of the XV century, where there is a wooden crib of 1573 but subsequently renewed. It is the only church that was spared by the terrible earthquake of 1693.

Palazzo Beneventano is one of the most important baroque monument of the territory near Ragusa.

Another important monument is the monastic area of Carmelite which dates back to 1386.

Other interesting churches are: Santa Maria La Nova in neo-classical style, dated back to the XV century, San Matteo, Santa Maria della Consolazione, del Rosario e della Croce.

The most important religious celebrations in Scicli are: Madonna delle Milizie celebrated the last Saturday of May; the Cavalcata di San Giuseppe; and the celebration of Uomo vivo or "Gioia". The Cavalcata di San Giuseppe take place the weekend after March 19; it is a picturesque procession through the city illuminated with great bonfires. The "Holy Family" is the head of a procession consisting of horses saddled with wonderful floral compositions, the best of them wins a prize. "L'Uomo vivo" is celebrated at Easter. The statue representing Christ risen from the dead is brought in procession by young people who make it run through the city in a collective joy.

Scicli has the wider coast of the province. Many kilometres of beaches and cliffs in the warm Mediterranean sea that is almost always calm during summer from May to October, with warm temperatures also during winter, never below10ºC. Little creeks and long coasts are equipped with all comforts day and night.

Economy in Scicli is based almost exclusively on intensive agriculture and early products. Cultivation in greenhouses that covers the entire coast area is reaching the first places among the economical resources of the city and province. Other important products are citrus fruits, oil, carobs, wine and flowers.
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source: Tedeschi
Le Tortore villa location:
- Just 10km 6.8 miles from the sea.
- Central and easily accessible from all main sites of historical and cultural interest of southeastern Sicily and Baroc cities of UNESCO World Heritage: Ragusa-Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Donnafugata Castle, Kamarina, Syracuse and Noto, Caltagirone, Catania, Agrigento and Piazza ...
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Armerina.
- Excellent weather all year round.
- At 10 min from typical Sicilian food resturants.
- Not far from the coast summer nightlife and shopping malls, but isolated enough for a full rest and greater intimacy.
- Food and wine routes and locations of serial Montalbano.
- Additional activities: visits to wineries, tours, guided tours on a sailing boat with skipper, cooking classes, golf.

We suggest own/rental car.

How to get here by car from Catania Airport. It's 130Km and it will take 1h:15 by driving.
At first follow indications for Tangenziale and E45 route: take both and continue to driving for 6.5 km looking for the A18 route to Ragusa. After 10.7km turn at right in SS194 route and go straight to reach the SS115 route, after around 90km.
Arriving near Ragusa follow the direction to Marina di Ragusa and take the SP25 route at second exit on right.
After 11km you'll arrived at a cross road, in corner with the La Palazzola Bar Pizzeria: turn at your right after 750m take the 1th at your left and after 450m turn at your right.
Then take the next one at your left.
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source: Antoci
Modica, jewel of Sicilian Baroque, crossroads of culture, today one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and famous for its ancient recipe for chocolate, is picturesquely spread out over the two sides of a wide rocky gorge. To stay in Modica means rediscovering forgotten emotions, walking slowly through the cobbled lanes, ...
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going up and down the ancient steps, catching glimpses of fine nobles’ houses with elaborate stone and wrought iron balconies, hidden artisan workshops, picturesque views of churches and rooftops, secret gardens with grottoes and prickly pear plants.
Staying in Modica makes you experience the magic of Southeastern Sicily, with its delicate blend of history, nature and the sea.
Every month of the year has its own seasonal colours, its own traditional festivals and cultural events, every day a different theme guaranteed to gratify your curiosity.
Slowly discover the Baroque jewels which are Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Noto, go shopping in the famous pottery shops of Caltagirone, spend an evening at the Greek theatre in Siracusa, climb the Mt. Etna volcano, trek in the wild countryside of the Ispica and Cassibile valleys and in the rock caves of Pantalica, swim in the waters of the Mediterranean.
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source: Giannini

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  • Property no. 1015849
    from GBP 504
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    1 bedroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 20 km
  • Property no. 1192684
    from GBP 721
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine
  • Property no. 650901
    from GBP 2,639
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 16 persons

    Approx. 230 m², 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, pets not allowed, digital TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 16 km,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 1015850
    from GBP 657
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    3 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, washing machine, beach approx. 12 km
  • Property no. 1005675
    from GBP 257
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 3 persons

    Approx. 45 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, sandy beach approx. 9 km
  • Property no. 1020336
    from GBP 312
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 40 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, non-smoking property, sea approx. 15 km
  • Property no. 1003892
    from GBP 543
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 150 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 18 km, sea approx. 15 km, ,
  • Property no. 66661
    from GBP 14,751
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 12 persons

    Approx. 300 m², 4 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 12 km,
  • Property no. 66660
    from GBP 5,871
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, pets not allowed, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 12 km
  • Property no. 945617
    from GBP 1,056
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 7 persons

    3 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 18 km,
  • Property no. 1185270
    from GBP 1,173
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 12 persons

    Approx. 350 m², 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 25 km,
  • Property no. 942689
    from GBP 712
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 90 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, WLAN, sandy beach approx. 15 km
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