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Casa Talia

Hotel in Modica, Sicily
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  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily
  • Casa Talia - Small Boutique Hotel, Modica, Sicily

beautiful. hideaway. retreat.

When Marco and Vivianna left the hurly-burly of Milan, they chose Modica.Their boutique Casa Talia has been "evolved " with passion.

was £557

From £556 pp

  • 7 nights in July
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers
This is a guide price and can be tailor made to meet your individual needs

Description

Boutique B&B hideaway in Baroque town, tumble of designer rooms, lush garden.  - Casa Talia is a B&B with a difference.

When Marco and Vivianna left the hurly-burly of Milan, to discover a slower pace of life and a better place to live, they could have chosen anywhere. They chose Modica and we understand why. It is a fantastic Baroque town, which spreads up two sides of a steep ravine, like layers of a cake. Dramatic and beautiful, its tiers of houses cling to the hillsides and churches dominate the skyline. Known as "the town of a hundred churches " its bells ring the passing of time, but Modica seems not to notice, feeling as if time has stood still somehow. It is a truly wonderful town.
 
Two extremely clever architects, they set out to create a boutique retreat, a secret hideaway. They took humble stone dwellings of the town, in what was once the Jewish Quarter, and they transformed them into an intricate tumble of rooms, steps and pathways, centred on lovely gardens, which form the heart of Casa Talia - a haven of shade and peace, seemingly worlds away from the busy town below. Blessed with olive trees, palms, pomegranates and lovely Mediterranean shrubs, it is utterly charming. Professionally, it must be especially gratifying for them to have been featured in the magazine "Elle Décor Italia " as one of THE places to stay - a real accolade.
 
Not for the faint-hearted or infirm, apart from the steps to reach the rooms, Casa Talia is a good five-minute walk (ten minutes back!) down narrow alleyways and steep stairways, to Modica's main street - well worth the effort though and a fascinating "behind the scenes " glimpse of the town.
 
Each of Casa Talia's rooms has its own independent entrance, with terrace, overlooking the garden. Most have spectacular views of the San Giorgio church and the historical centre, over the multi-layered rooftops of the town. With hints of Modica's chequered history, rooms have touches of Greek, Arabic and Spanish, but are always distinctly Sicilian, with stone walls, lime plaster, cane roofs and floors of stone and traditionally patterned tiles. Retaining an apparent simplicity, they are stylish, comfortable and ingeniously designed, with a modern flourish.
 
Breakfast is served in the garden, overlooking those stunning views, or in an amazing room, which has partly been hewn out of the rock. Guests are thoroughly spoiled with fruit smoothies, freshly-baked bread and delicious home-made jams and pastries. Marco and Vivianna infuse Casa Talia with a quiet gentility. They are usually on hand, but discreet. However, their two "local ladies " handle breakfast and their aim seems to be to fill you up for the rest of the day! They are delightful.
 
DO NOT visit Sicily without staying at Casa Talia.
 
 
 
MODICA
Modica is arguably one of the most interesting slices of Baroque in this corner of Sicily. It certainly is at the very centre of the main Baroque towns, so makes an ideal base for visiting any of them. It spreads up two sides of a steep ravine, like layers of a cake. Dramatic and beautiful, its tiers of houses cling to the hillsides and churches dominate the skyline. Known as "the town of a hundred churches " its bells ring the passing of time, but Modica seems not to notice, feeling as if time has stood still somehow. Its main street is full of incredible and fascinating architecture, which creates a breathtaking backdrop - you simply cannot help but be impressed by it. As well as its fabulous shops and restaurants, you will see ostentatious palazzi, beautiful old churches, impressive cathedrals and grinning gargoyles that seem to watch you from beneath every balcony!
 
Modica is a busy and bustling place, full of life and feels typically Italian and 'lived in' - it's lovely to stroll around, day or night, to absorb the very Sicilian atmosphere and to enjoy a spot of great shopping in its chic, designer shops. Staying here gives you a real taste of a particularly appealing, modern day Sicilian way of life.
 
Not only is Modica famous for its art and architecture, but also for its chocolate. They still use the ancient Aztecs' traditional recipe and a chocolate festival is held each year, in March. There are some specialist cafés and shops where you can sample the town's peculiar flavoured chocolate - try the famous chilli chocolate!
 
It is a truly wonderful town and one of our favourites in Sicily.

Features

  • 10 rooms, all en-suite
  • A "dependance" little house, with small kitchenette (limited facilities)
  • Air-conditioning
  • All rooms with hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car park about 200m fairly flat walk away - really brave drivers can reverse cars up narrow street to within about 50m for luggage

 

Rooms

Each of Casa Talia's rooms has its own independent entrance, with terrace, overlooking the garden. Most have spectacular views of the San Giorgio church and the historical centre, over the multi-layered rooftops of the town.
 
With hints of Modica's chequered history, rooms have touches of Greek, Arabic and Spanish, but are always distinctly Sicilian, with stone walls, lime plaster, cane roofs and floors of stone and traditionally patterned tiles. Retaining an apparent simplicity, they are stylish, comfortable and ingeniously designed, with a modern flourish.
 
Standard rooms: Cedro, Ibla, Zagare & Zenzero
Cedro & Zagare have a delightful shared terrace with panoramic views and direct access to the garden. Zenzero is larger and has a balcony with breathtaking views.
 
Superior rooms: Mediterraneo, Sirah & Agave
The three Superior room are larger than the Standard rooms. Meditterraneo has a balcony with breathtaking views and has direct access to the gardens. Sirah & Agave each have large, private terraces with stunning views.
 
Suite: Scirocco
The Scirocco suite is split-level, very spacious and has direct access to the garden.
 
Superior Suite: Meridiana & Talia
Also on two levels, Meridiana & Talia are very spacious and oozingly stylish. Meridiana has a private terrace and direct access to the garden with views of San Giorgio church. Talia has French doors to a small balcony and stunning views of San Giorgio Church - even from the double bed! It also has direct access to the garden and its own sitting/sunbathing area. Both are very special.
 
The little house dependance: Buendia
An independent little house, on two levels and partly in a gleaming white cave, Buendia is spacious and glisteningly bright and beautiful. It has a private terrace and stunning views of the cathedral. The small kitchenette allows guests some independence in preparing drinks and snacks.

 

Location

Reviews

“Casa Talia was a gem – Marco was a magnificent host & we loved everything about it. The rooms were quirky & fun, the position was perfect & the breakfasts were as good as could be – simple, but put together with care & enthusiasm." Marc, Chesham

"Ingenious design and a brilliant location. Casa Talia is surely one of our favourite places."  Stuart & Patricia, Chester

"We couldn't have been happier with our choice of this B&B. Thanks for pointing us in its direction." Rob & Susannah, Twickenham

 

Price/Offers

January

  • Was £557
  • From £556

February

  • Was £557
  • From £556

March

  • Was £557
  • From £556

April

  • Was £557
  • From £556

May

  • Was £557
  • From £556

June

  • Was £557
  • From £556

July

  • Was £557
  • From £556

August

  • Was £557
  • From £556

September

  • Was £557
  • From £556

October

  • Was £557
  • From £556

November

  • Was £557
  • From £556

December

  • Was £557
  • From £556

All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week (based on 2 sharing, single supplements apply) and are inclusive of transfers. Flights can also be booked, allowing you to benefit from our ATOL protection.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now button above for our latest prices & availability.

Extra Information

Available Board Basis
B&B
Nearest Airport(s)
40 mins
1 hr 30 mins
3 hrs 30 mins
Nearest Town: Modica
Places of Interest: Noto, Ragusa, Marzamemi
Distance to Coast: Approx. 20 minutes
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: No
Restaurant: No

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