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Sicilian holiday home vacation

Sicily is one of Italy’s most charming and popular travel destinations. The Mediterranean’s largest island is diverse, offers beautiful beaches and great little cities but also space for exciting cultural discoveries and excursions. A holiday home is the perfect way to discover the charms of Sicily. atraveo offer for Sicily comprises of more than 1,800 holiday apartments and more than 850 holiday houses. Here you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding. Many of the holiday apartments and houses are situated near a beach and offer a private pool. This gives you the option of a swim in private atmosphere which hotels in popular tourist destinations cannot offer you. With atraveo you can choose between a holiday on a typical Sicilian country estate with organic farming and horse riding, a luxurious villa or a comfortable holiday apartment in one of the coastal towns such as Taormina or the capital Palermo. Just be inspired by the huge offer and look for your dream holiday home for your next vacation on Sicily.

Typical Sicily: Fuming volcanoes and the blue sea

In order to discover the diversity of Sicily you can rent a car and go on discovery tour by yourself or alternatively opt for a coach trip with tour guide. The volcano Mount Etna in the north of Sicily is with its frequent small eruptions Europe’s highest and most active volcano as well as the island’s most renowned sight. Furthermore it can even be ascended with experienced guides. An experience no holiday maker on Sicily should miss. Next to Mount Etna also Mount Stromboli carries its own fascination. The volcano is situated on the small same named island which is part of the Aeolian Islands and is permanently active. In irregular but short intervals there are smaller eruptions which offer a quite spectacular and breathtaking sight especially at dusk.

You can discover the sea not only from Sicily’s beaches relaxed during a great beach vacation but also in an active way on boat trips or diving. Off Sicily there are still some larger coral reefs and a large variety of fish that are at home in their original underwater habitat.

Discover Sicily's towns from a holiday home

On Sicily one can discover many lovely cities and small villages. Always worth a trip is the city Taormina, which can proudly look back on many famous visitors. Oscar Wilde, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant are just few of those who treasured the charm of this city with its many typical Sicilian restaurants and shopping options. The Villa del Casale, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, with its beautiful mosaics and other impressive Roman ruins are popular cultural tourist attractions. Also worth a visit is the city Palermo with its cathedral and pretty squares and parks as well as the famous catacombs of the Capuchin monastery. Further interesting cities on Sicily with many tourist attractions include Catania, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani, Agrigento and Syrakus.

Sicily's culinary specialities

Sicily’s cuisine is as diverse as the island itself. The history of Sicily’s ice cream dates back to the Roman Age. According to tradition it was invented at the foot of Mount Etna when sweet beverages that came from Arabia to the island were mixed with the ice of the volcano’s peak. The result was a sweet delicacy. Respectively the range of ice cream creations which can be enjoyed in the hot summer climate of the island is delicious and diverse.

Also Sicilian pastries are known to be delicious. Great wines are grown on Sicily, as well as figs, tangerines, mulberries, peaches, apricots, melons and many more which can be bought fresh at the regional markets.

Enjoying the Mediterranean climate

The climate on Sicily is primarily mild and sunny. During winter the temperature seldom drops below zero degrees. The most popular tourist season is due to the often very hot and dry summer the springtime, especially April and May, and the late summer between September and the beginning of November. Usually the temperatures in the heartland are lower as the regions are at a higher altitude than the coastal areas.  

By plane to Sicily

You either travel by plane or with your car to your holiday home vacation on Sicily. International airports with regular flights are available to Palermo, Catania and Trapani. Whilst on the island it is recommended to hire a car in order to reach the holiday home easily and to explore the region. Alternatively most of the larger holiday resorts – especially those close to the sea – are usually quite well connected to public transport.

Journey with the car and ferry to to the holiday apartment on Sicily

Those who want to travel with their own car can either drive down to southern Italy in two to three days or shorten the journey by combining it with booking a passage on a ship. Those who drive the whole route will have to take the ferry in the south of Calabria from San Giovanni to Messina which connects the mainland with Sicily in just 30 minutes. Alternatively you could choose a night ferry instead of the long drive through Italy which runs from the north Italian port Livorno or Genoa to Palermo and Catania.

Reviews from our customers

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 location 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 location 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 location 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 location 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 location 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. 1208498
    from GBP 775
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 10 km
  • Property no. 650901
    from GBP 2,682
    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. 945618
    from GBP 2,980
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 12 persons

    5 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 18 km,
  • Property no. 949982
    from GBP 1,943
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 11 persons

    4 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 12 km, ,
  • Property no. 1020336
    from GBP 317
    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 552
    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. 1006915
    from GBP 314
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 40 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 18 km, sea approx. 20 km
  • Property no. 945617
    from GBP 1,073
    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. 699029
    from GBP 358
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 50 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), cable TV, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 12 km
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 1133298
    from GBP 1,073
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, beach approx. 20 km
  • Property no. 474824
    from GBP 370
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 15 km
    4.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 636071
    from GBP 924
    for 1 week

    Modica, Sicily (Ragusa Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 1 bedroom, pets not allowed, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 20 km
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