Modica, Sicily, Italy

Single Family







Domus sbirciò is located in the historical centre of Modica, near Corso Umberto, the main street.

Domus Sbirciò has 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a patio and a living room. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms with a bathroom in each room, modern furnished kitchen from where you can reach the
luminous terrace and a little studio-living room with library and tv.

The house has been completely renovated with the aim of maintaining its original soul and restore the spaces that time had hidden, such
as the cave discovered in the rooms adjacent to the patio. Pietra di Modica, pitch stone, natural colors, have been the subject of a skilful work carried out exclusively by local artisans.

On the ground floor guests have access to an interconnecting environment that includes the well, the patio and the living room.

Inside the room we find the cave that gives a special charm to the whole environment.

All spaces can be used all over the year to meditate, practice yoga and enjoy the scent of lemon blossom and jasmine.



  • Part of a staggering collection of UNESCO designated towns in the Val di Noto (including Ragusa and Scicli), Modica sneaks up on you. A startling and amazingly dense and intricate town nestled down into a deep gorge, it’s a jaw dropping site as you approach.
  • Leveled by the earthquake in 1693, Sicilians were serious about reestablishing this Baroque masterpiece. Duomo di San Giorgio is the centerpiece although there are multiple architectural treasures throughout the town.
  • Alto o Basso? Either way you need to be hearty and able bodied for the number of steps and twists and turns in this city. Corso Umberto (basso) is the main drag with shops and dining while the medieval quarter (alto) lies above. Do both.
  • Cacao imports during the  Spanish reign created the happy accident of a uniquely Sicilian version of chocolate found only in Modica – a delicious local specialty.  Check for dates (it varies) for the Wonka-esque Eurochocolate festival held here.
  • Cava D’Ispica is just outside of Modica and is odd and interesting archeological treasure. A series of neolithic burial sites and a former chapel, they were later middle ages dwellings.
  • With over 50 miles of coastline, the two best beaches nearby are Sampieri and Marina di Modica (avoid in August when you’ll battle for space). 


FLIGHTS: from all over Italy flights to the international airport of Catania, then bus, taxi or car rental, about 1h along the

 CT-SR motorway, Rosolini exit and go to Ispica Mare.

From the new airport of Comiso, about 50 minutes along the municipal and provincial roads of Comiso,

Ragusa, Modica, Ispica Mare.

SHIP: boarding from Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples for Palermo and Catania.

From Malta to Pozzallo with the ferry about 90 minutes.

CAR: from Catania airport along the highway CT-SR, exit Rosolini, continue for Ispica Mare, about 45 minutes. You can also rent a car from the Comiso airport.

From Palermo airport along the PA-CT-SR motorway, Rosolini exit, continue towards Ispica Mare, about 2h and 45 minutes.

From Messina highway to CT-SR, Rosolini exit, continue for Ispica Mare, 1 hour and 45 minutes.


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Modica, Sicily, Italy
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