Anime a Sud - Residenza Hortus

Modica, Ragusa

Welcome to a beautiful space for six in Sicily’s chocolate capital - baroque jewel Modica. Laze in the garden, dip into the pool


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


The ancient house in the centre of Modica, hiding down tiny alleyways, has become a minimalist’s dream. Helpful Amalia greets you and opens the front door to the walled garden – the ‘hortus’ of the name. With a delicious plunge pool and a solid lava table your outdoor space (apart from a few shady trees and a triangle of grass) is made entirely of stone. And the dome of the Cathedral of San Giorgio stands above your head: an amazing baroque surprise! Inside? All is white, light, lofty, open-plan and multi-levelled. There are two well-luminated floors and a small cellar, fabulously atmospheric and stocked with Sicilian wines, a handy refuge in a heatwave (although, of course, there’s air con throughout). The beautiful all-white kitchen is divided from the living space by a chunky rustic arch, the welcome basket includes local pralines, the bathrobes are of microfibre, the textiles add character, and the swishest of the bedrooms (all small, all en suite) houses a circular bed. Book a bike, a massage, a chef or a ‘Mediterranean dinner’, then head off for the beaches, or Ragusa.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants in town.


Nightly price
from €189
Weekly price
from €1325
1 House for 6
From €1893 bedrooms


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