Piccolo Sicilian Palazzo looking over the Med

Italy - Sicilia - Modica

Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Italy,Modica,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our villa is located 2 KM inland from the beach at Marina di Modica and a few minutes drive from the beautiful baroque towns of Modica,Scicli and Ragusa. The villa is on a ridge with dramatic 180 degree views over the Mediterranean. Accommodation consists of one double bedded room with ensuite bathroom, a large open plan kitchen/dining lounge space, a big terrace and a swimming pool. The maturing garden includes an olive grove of 26 trees and a pineta of 25 trees plus plenty of Bouganvillea, Oleander, citrus trees and a wide variety of Mediterranean herbs. The villa is furnished in the best modern Italian style and is ideal for a couple.

Type

House - single floor/ Second home


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Ours is a rural neighbourhood with farms on all sides, producing mainly tomatoes, aubergines and zucchini. The farmers are generally friendly and regularly give us their produce. There are several well stocked supermarkets within a 10 minute drive. The fabulous 2 kilometre long Sampieri beach is a 10 minute walk away. There are great restaurants in the local towns of Scicli (10 minutes), Modica (20 minutes) and Ragusa-Ibla (40 minutes), all gorgeous Baroque towns. Generally very quiet, the area becomes a bit busier (at least, down on the coast) during the Italian holiday period (July 15-August 15). Even then, we are well away from the holiday crowds. For fans, we are in the heart of "Montalbano" territory with several film locations on the doorstep.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events

Leisure

  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Train Station
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Sicily is probably more packed with layers of history than anywhere in the Med with Carthaginian, Greek, Roman, Saracen, Norman, Gothic and Baroque buildings in plenty. Our area in particular is close to the UNESCO heritage sites of Modica, Noto, Syracuse and Scicli. We are also a ten minute drive from the port of Pozzallo from which ferries depart for Malta most days. Much of the Italian detective series, Montalbano, was shot in our neighbourhood.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Ristorante al mare Il Delfino, for fish, La Sirenetta for Pizza, Trattoria Rusticana for local dishes, La Fogli in Siracusa for whimsy!

Walks or jogging paths

  • Parco Vendicari

Interesting day trips

  • Siracusa
  • Noto
  • Mount Etna

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please check our exchange preferences below. Southern Italy is also not well known for infrastructure so you need to be ready for the occasional power outage, bad road conditions and malfunctioning stuff, particularly during the periodic, spectacular thunderstorms. We'll provide a list of trouble shootings and we have a helpful english speaking occasional caretaker who is available to fix stuff. Sadly, he's not great with pools so we/you have to do our own pool maintenance. It's neither complex nor onerous and comprehensive instructions will be provided.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
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