Domus Sbirciò

Modica, Ragusa
+34 339 2884679

A great base for couples or friends to explore southern Sicily. Soak up the atmosphere, eat delicious food, hit the beach


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This cool little townhouse, hidden in a winding network of alleyways, puts you at the heart of all the glorious fuss of ancient Modica. Head out to imbibe the exuberance of its 17th-century Baroque architecture – impressive palaces, beautiful churches. It’s famous for its chocolate too.

The kitchen is well equipped, but no-one comes to this part of Sicily to cook for themselves. Just a few paces from the apartment there’s a fancy fish restaurant, a lively trattoria and the Focacceria Don Puglisi where you can taste the unmissable ‘scacce’ (delicious stuffed flatbread).

A welcome respite from the heat and hurly burly – sip a glass of something cool on the little terrace, read a book on the shaded courtyard, plan a trip to the coast. There are beaches within a 30-minute drive, Pozzallo has a blue flag award, Donnalucata is a quaint fishing village.  

Clean and simple bedroom with double bed in Domus Sbirciò

We think you'll love

  • Being right in the old heart of Modica
  • Having your own bathroom for each bedroom
  • The clean, unfussy minimalism of the rooms
Domus Sbirciò - Gallery

You should know

  • You’re in Modica Bassa – Low Modica – so no epic views from your bedroom windows
  • The living room is tiny
  • The streets are really narrow: getting a car to the front door is a struggle


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €560
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €10-€70 per person per week. Tourist tax €1 per night/ per stay.
1 House for 4
From €1202 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Modica is a UNESCO heritage site – there are so many ornate churches, cathedrals, palaces and museums to visit you could be kept busy for days. You’re just behind the main Corso – a graceful avenue lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques. If you need beaches, 30 minutes’ drive puts you on the coast via charming Scicli. Ragusa, another Baroque jewel, is ten miles north. For the best ice cream in the world head to Noto, 45 minutes by car.

Local points of interest from Vincenzo Gianí

  • Art & Culture Modica, town of the 100 churches, part of Unesco heritage sites : Palazzo Castro Grimaldi, Castello dei Conti SCICLI - UNESCO: Via e Palazzo Mormino Penna, Galleria d’arte Quam NOTO.
  • Wines: Frappato, Inzolia, Neero d'Avola . Local products: Caciocavallo semistagionato, Ricotta salata, Olio di Buccheri, Bottarga di Marzamemi.
  • Visit the Castle of Donanfugata, excursions to the Natural Reserve Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, Fornace Penna
  • Madonna Vasa,the religious holiday of Easter in Modica. Thursday and Good Friday ISPICA. Sciuta: Festival of San Paolo in Palazzolo Acreide.
  • Festival del cinema di frontiera ( Movie festival) , Sept. Marzamemi; December CHOCOBAROCCO- Modica; Scale del gusto festival in October in Ragusa Ibla; Sagar della cipolla di Gerratana, Aug. in Gerratana.
  • Activities by the sea: Porto Ulisse, Donnalucata, Oasi di Vendicari, Cava Ispica, Marchesa di Cassibile


Vincenzo Gianí

Helpful and enthusiastic ‘Modicana’ Elisa is on hand to welcome you and is only a phone call away if you have any problems. She speaks four languages, just in case your Italian isn’t up to scratch. The owners of the house live abroad, splitting their time between Guatemala and Argentina – there are a few artefacts on the walls that hint at their adventures.