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Casa al Castello

Modica - Sicily

Casa al Castello

Modica - Sicily

from £76 / night

"Delightful guesthouse overlooking the protected Ispica valley and necropolis of Calicantone, Casa al Castello is exclusive and fascinating."

from £76 / night
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"Delightful guesthouse overlooking the protected Ispica valley and necropolis of Calicantone, Casa al Castello is exclusive and fascinating."

  • Sleeps: Up to 4
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6

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  Highlights...

  • Wifi is free throughout.
  • Breakfast is complimentary
  • Children under 3 can stay for free.

  You should know...

  • There is no smoking throughout the property.
  • The swimming pool is only open from May to October.
  • The property is not served by public transport, so your own car is recommended.
  • Checkout is 11am

The Details...

Overlooking the protected Ispica valley and necropolis of Calicantone, Casa al Castello is a guesthouse sensitively renovated using natural local traditions and materials. The house overlooks the "cave", a long natural canyon which one of the most important historic sites in the whole of Sicily. The house was originally built in 1954 to provide a residence for local peasants who were still living in the caverns of the "Castello" (The Castle) of Cava dIspica - the valley below, as well as providing a store for produce and tools.

Casa al Castello now has 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 17 guests, with every room having a private entrance, private bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, LCD 26 TV and free Wifi. Most of the rooms also open out onto the shared terrace which has views over the valley below. Outside is a large lawned garden and solarium area dotted with sunbeds and garden chairs, where you can relax in the sun, under the olive trees or the gazebo. There is also a swimming pool for a dip on those hottest summer days.

A buffet breakfast is included in the nightly price and is served in the living room or the breakfast room. Dinner can also be provided on request. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are only 5 km away.

The property is perched on the cliffs above the famous "cave", a picturesque valley sprinkled with various archaeological sites - from prehistoric necropolises, Christian catacombs and various dwellings. A short walk from the house is the Bronze Age necropolis of Calicantone including almost a hundred graves dug into the rocks, their entrances decorated with columns, pillars and ledges. One of the most monumental graves of the necropolis is the "The Prince's Grave" with its own entrance, antechamber and crypt. Guided tours can be arranged on request inside the Archaeological Park of Cava dIspica and along the Cava. Alternatively the owners can advise on half-day or full-day walks around the area, taking in the panoramic views and the archaeological sites of the Castello Sicano, the rocky village of Pernamazzoni, Convento and Capreria.

If you need a break from the rural peace and relaxation, Casa al Castello is well placed as a base to explore this part of Sicily by car. The historic centre of Modica is a 15-minute drive away, and the baroque cities of Ragusa, Scicli and Noto are also within easy reach. If you feel the sea calling, then the golden beaches of Pozzallo, Sampieri, S. Lorenzo and Cala Mosche are only 25 minutes away. The Vendicari oasis (national park) and the southern-most tip of the island with its small seaside town of Portopalo di Capo Passero, are less than an hour away.

Features...

Essential Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking

Nearby...

  • Beach (sea)
  • Historical sites
  • Mountain Walking
  • Wellbeing
  • Wine tasting

Casa al Castello

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How to book...

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