Agriturismo Case Brizza

Modica, Ragusa
Bed & Breakfast
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Rustic rooms on a working farm in Ragusa province, the land of Baroque and chocolate – come for family recipes and soul-stirring scenery

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

The Hyblaean Mountains swell the landscape in a series of low, limestone hills spotted with olive groves, pocked with sharp ravines and cleaved by fertile canyons perfect for walking and cooler than at the coast. Slip into the natural swimming pool or doze under the shade of a frothing bougainvillea, or the branches of a carob or almond. Inside the squat honeyed-stone building it’s cool and quiet.

Select a book from the family’s collection and relax in the living room before supper. Pasta zings with tomatoes from Pachino, there’s honey from the hills, oregano, capers, asparagus and fennel growing wild. Breakfast is served at a shared table inside or out, with homemade citrus and apricot jams, omelettes and fresh-squeezed orange in the winter.

Local towns centre around ornate piazze and are lauded by UNESCO – two-faced, gorge-spanning Ragusa connected by bridges, steeply stacked Modica with its crumbly chocolate. The fast ferry leaves for Malta at the nearby port, a coastline of dunes stretched between blocky seaside towns.

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We think you'll love

  • Cooling off in the natural swimming pool
  • The vast, stone-tiled bathrooms
  • Having the space to relax
Agriturismo Case Brizza - Gallery

You should know

  • There are several working farms nearby
  • It is 10 km to the nearest town

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4-11pm
Check out
11pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 4 nights in high season.
Closed
November 1 to March 31.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Breakfast included. Dinner, €30 per person. Restaurants, 10km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €105
Surcharges
Tourist tax, €1.50 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From €105
1 Suite for 2
From €130

Accommodation

Reviews

I loved the new natural swimming pool and the well tended garden. The huge bathroom in pietra pece was also a pleasant surprise.

Angelica, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The narrow lane wends its way between crumbling stone walls to an almost dead end – a large turning circle and the rough-cut villa set behind high walls, fields of stooped olive trees disappearing into the distance where the land blurs into the sea. The agriturismo is on its own, no near neighbours save for a handful of working farms – chicken, fruits, solar – and steep, forested canyons dropping off to either side. Pozzallo (10km) is the nearest town – coastal concrete and not particularly beautiful, but with a large port and lively nightlife. Restaurant-wise, Il Tonno Rosso and La Valata come recommended.

Local points of interest from Giuseppina Passarello

  • The Baroque province of Ragusa is known worldwide as UNESCO world heritage site and set of the crime series Inspector Montalbano.
  • The oldest Sicilian chocolate/sweet factory is based in Modica. Bonajuto, founded in 1880, will surprise you with the unique Chocolate of Modica (an ancient Aztec recipe) and tea pastries made with almond flour and carob.
  • Just a 10-minute drive you will find the long beach of Santa Maria del Focallo with its dunes and fine sand, ideal for relaxing walks.
  • Vendicari Natural Reserve is only 30 minutes away. It’s an ideal location to do some bird-watching and observe local and migrating birds: flamingos, grey herons and black-winged stilt.
  • Marzamemi is a small fishing village and well-known tourist destination where you can savour the traditional tuna recipes, exported all over the world.
  • If you want a romantic dinner by the sea, we can recommend some traditional fish restaurants in Pozzallo.

Introducing

Giuseppina Passarello

Former psychotherapist Giuseppina hails from the area but grew up in the north of Italy. She returned to Ragusa and in 2002, renovated a ruined Case Brizza to create the agriturismo, which is also a working farm cultivating palm trees and exotic fruits. After her son, Luca, left high school he joined her in running the farm – they live on site with their dogs, horses and donkey.