Monoresort - Luxury Boutique Self Catering, Modica, Sicily

Max Occupancy 4
No. of Rooms 1

Fabulous Monoresort apartments in Modica's centro storico, Baroque meets 21st century design and technology - privacy, supreme comfort and independence.

Monoresort

Why We Love It

Fab Baroque town
Contemporary & chic
Personal assistant
Lovely local beaches

Nearest Airports:

Comiso 40 mins
Catania 1 hr 30 mins
Palermo 3 hrs 30 mins

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Urban chic living, ultra-contemporary style, in historic centre & with your own Man or Girl-Friday. Wow! Ray & Annie love that Monoresort is in the beating heart of their favourite Baroque town & they adore the faultless concierge service - "We wanted for nothing! "

In the tumble of Modica's old, narrow streets and alleyways, right in the heart of the centro storico, Monoresort's apartments are a wonderful surprise. Rows of houses, up steps, down steps, some inhabited, some not, this is no designer village, it is a real authentic slice of Sicilian town life, full of character and typical.
 
A completely new concept of holiday, where 17th century Baroque meets 21st century modern design and technology, Monoresort's aim is privacy, supreme comfort and independence, but with an on-call personal concierge assistant, who will help get the best out of your stay - they will shop for you, book restaurants, even bring you a pizza, if you like. You could get used to it, take it from us! We have rarely felt so looked after.
 
From the moment you arrive at the Monoresort "Welcome House " you will be greeted with friendliness and great personal attention. You will be given an iPad for your stay and escorted to your chosen apartment. Your dedicated personal assistant will be on call to help you enjoy your stay. Our own experience is that nothing is too much trouble for them. Our assistant did everything with a smile and she was determined to ensure that we had a perfect stay. She succeeded - and we could easily have brought her home! All of the others we met had exactly the same philosophy.
 
All of the Monoresort apartments are unique little townhouses, scattered throughout the centro storico, well away from one another, but in secret corners and in terraces of other houses, so that you feel really immersed in local life. Like all of Modica's centro storico, you enter your Monoresort apartment from the narrow street or alleyway and, to arrive at it, there are usually steps and cobbled streets to negotiate. Never far from the main street, you'll soon get used to strolling through the maze of old streets, and up and down steps, to get to and from it. Moreover…..there's always your personal assistant, who will bring the car as near as possible, to save you the walk!
 
Once inside the apartments, what havens they are! In complete contrast to their quaint locations, they are superlative examples of urban chic living and ultra-contemporary style. Enhancing the beautiful original architecture are designer furnishings, vibrant artworks, state-of-the-art shower rooms and more technological gismos than you can shake a hat at! The kitchen areas are small, but perfectly formed, a joy and stocked with a very appealing "Gentleman's Agreement Bar " - an honesty bar, to you and me! A daily housekeeper will clean up after you, but, equally, if you want perfect privacy, your personal assistant will arrange for her to come when you are out, or not at all. This is luxury living, but with independence, and is a perfect blend of privacy and comfort.
 
Your assistant will ferry you free of charge to and from local beaches, about 15 minutes or so, by car. We love the golden sandy beaches and transparent sea. Wow! We love everything about Monoresort.
 
 
 
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.
Nearest Town: 
Modica
Places of Interest: 

Modica, Ragusa, Noto, Ispica Gorge

Distance to Coast: 
Approx. 15 minutes
Internet Access: 
Yes
Swimming Pool: 
No
Restaurant: 
Yes
Other Features: 
  • 4 apartments, with the possibility of 2 more reaching completion during 2014
  • Air-conditioning/heating in main room of each apartment
  • All apartments with safe, hairdryer & mini-bar (items consumed payable into honesty box)
  • All apartments have Wi-Fi and free use of an iPad for the duration of your stay
  • Kitchen comes complete with items to make a simple meal on arrival
  • Personal assistant and housekeeper on call –guests are given a mobile phone with €5 credit
  • Prices include daily cleaning and change of towels, bed linen changed every other day
  • Transfer to and from local beach free of charge & including umbrella & sunbeds
  • Beach towels provided free of charge, changed every two days

 

 

All of Monoresort's apartments are unique little townhouses, scattered throughout the centro storico, well away from one another, but in secret corners and in terraces of other houses, so that you feel really immersed in local life. Like all of Modica's centro storico, you enter your Monoresort apartment from the narrow street or alleyway and, to arrive at it, there are usually steps and cobbled streets to negotiate. Never far from the main street, you'll soon get used to strolling through the maze of old streets, and up and down steps, to get to and from it. Moreover…..there's always your personal assistant, who will bring the car as near as possible, to save you the walk!
 
Once inside the apartments, what havens they are! In complete contrast to their quaint locations, they are superlative examples of urban chic living and ultra-contemporary style. Enhancing the beautiful original architecture are designer furnishings, vibrant artworks, state-of-the-art shower rooms and more technological gismos than you can shake a hat at! The kitchen areas are usually pretty small, a little limited, but a joy nevertheless, and are stocked with a very appealing "Gentleman's Agreement Bar " - an honesty bar, to you and me! A daily housekeeper will clean up after you, but, equally, if you want perfect privacy, your personal assistant will arrange for her to come when you are out, or not at all. This is luxury living, but with independence, and is a perfect blend of privacy and comfort.
 
CASA PORTOSALVO (sleeps 2)
  • A pretty little house in a well-inhabited part of the centro storico.
  • A few metres away are about 80 steps to Modica's centre.
  • Our favourite location, closest to Modica's main street.
  • On one floor (once up the few steps inside the front door), stone colours, cream & white, with vaulted ceiling & feature walls of traditional Sicilian, brightly coloured majolica tiles- really lovely.
  • Studio apartment, so open-plan, with small, but charming kitchen/dining area, double bed & "circular " sofa.
  • Shower room with fabulous shower (big enough for 10!!), with fantastic shower jets.
  • Views of San Pietro & the ravine (over another flat-ish roof).
 
CASA MANDRAZZA (sleeps up to 4)
  • A pretty little house on the edge of a well-inhabited part of the centro storico.
  • A few metres away are about 80 steps to Modica's centre.
  • On two floors, grey, pinks & blacks downstairs, blues & whites upstairs - really attractive.
  • Downstairs small, but charming kitchen area, living/dining room, with sofa bed.
  • Narrow, rather steep stairs (no handrail) to fabulous double bedroom & shower room.
  • Views of modern Modica & a rather spectacular bridge.
 
CASA CASTELLETT (sleeps 2)
  • A secret corner of the centro storico, in a cul-de-sac, some houses nearby are inhabited, others not and in need of some tender loving care.
  • A stroll down a cobbled street and about 30 steps to Modica's centre.
  • On one floor (once up the few steps to the front door & there are a couple of steps inside), stone colours, browns, greys, cream & white, with vaulting & feature walls of natural rock- rather impressive.
  • Studio apartment, so open-plan, with small, but charming kitchen area hewn out of the rock, double bed.
  • Shower room, in the rock, with fabulous cascade shower.
  • Small terrace outside, with comfortable seating.
  • Views down the narrow, stepped, traffic-free street.

 

CASA CATENA (sleeps 4)

  • Details coming soon, please bear with us
Featured in Joanne Harris' wonderful article "Take the slow train south to Sicily", featured in the Saturday Times - Open article in new window
 
"Live the Sicilian life like a local in stunning Modica. At Monoresort you get all the comfort and privacy of self-catering, combined with a first class concierge - who's just a text away. The staff will help you translate, book restaurants, even take you on day trips if you want them to." Lexi & James, London
 
Featured at no. 10 in Steve Bleach's Sunday Times 100 Best Holidays 2012 - Steve loves the combination of 17th Century architecture with modern creature comforts, the fabulous staff who cater for guests' every whim and the wonderful "higgledy-piggledy historic centre of Modica". He writes, "Is it a hotel? Is it a bunch of houses? We don't know and we don't much care, because Monoresort looks fab." We quite agree, Monoresort is Fab!!!
 
Roland Ellison, commercial editor for the Mirror online wrote...

We opted for a self-catering flat just a few flights from the centre. I say ‘self-catering’, but behind the unassuming doors of our digs lay a Tardis-like two-storey apartment, complete with wine in the fridge, cooking essentials at the ready, an iPad, DVDs, books and a well-stocked bar with an honesty box - now that’s living. Born of boss Valerio Molinari’s deep-seated hatred of hotels, which he’s built up over years of business travel, the concept of Monoresort self-catering accommodation is to give you all the privacy and relaxation of being in your own space, with the comfort of a five-star hotel - including a personal assistant. Ours, the charming Enrica, was invaluable. She arranged restaurant bookings, offered to do the shopping and take us on local excursions. Our very own local, on hand with advice and help whenever we needed it. Having booked us a table on the terrace at the fancy Torre D'Oriente, with its romantic views across the city - and excellent food, Enrica picked us up the next morning to drive us to a sandy beach. We could have stayed in Modica for a week, and it was with heavy hearts that we bade farewell to Enrica. To read Roland's article in full, click here.

 

MONORESORT MODICA, SICILY SELF-CATERING
PRICES IN £'S PER APARTMENT, WEEKLY PRICES INCLUDE C-1 HIRE CAR WITH A/C
WE ARE CONFIDENT IN OUR PRICES. SHOULD YOU FIND THIS ACCOMMODATION CHEAPER ELSEWHERE, PLEASE COME BACK TO US. WE WILL ALWAYS DO OUR BEST TO BETTER ANY COMPARABLE QUOTE. 
Pricing Information (Footer): 
• Daily cleaning and change of towels, bed linen changed every three days • Personal assistant and housekeeper on call (Guests are given an Italian mobile phone with €5 credit) • Free transfers to and from beach plus use of umbrella, sunbeds and cooler bag • Taxi Transfers - from/to Catania airport €180, Palermo aiport €500, Comiso airport €80 each way, Siracusa train station €140