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.