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“Beauty of Sicily Past and Present”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Modica, Province of Ragusa, Sicily

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JohnDug03...
Pennington, New Jersey
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“Beauty of Sicily Past and Present”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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An eloquently restored residenza to capture the life of Sicily past and present. Located midway between upper and lower centers of Modica activity, either of which can be accessed by foot. Also a central location for visiting Noto and Ragusa. The charm of the interior and the garden of Hortus cannot be overstated. You can feel the 16th Century in the structure and surrounding streets. Antiquity blends nicely with upscale amenities.

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Liked best: Serenity and property amenities
Liked least: Parking and transporting luggage( but can't be avoided)
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BTMB_12
Melbourne, Australia
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“Staying at Hortus was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Sicily”
Reviewed 19 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed at Hortus for 4 nights. We were only a couple so we had plenty of space to ourselves. The property has been superbly renovated and is equipped with everything you need. Upon arrival we were each treated to a massage from Salvo who also provided us with a lot of helpful information about the area. We didn't get a chance to sample any of the restaurants in Modica as we ate in every night, making use of the excellent kitchen and enjoying a cooking class with Marilena. We also descended many times to the cellar, sampling some of the local wines. The weather was warm so we spent a lot of time relaxing in the large, private garden admiring the view of San Giorgio Cathedral. The location was great - only a short walk into the city centre (the walk down was much easier than up!), and Modica was a good base to explore the surrounding area. Staying at Hortus was a real treat. We would love to return here again (next time we will stay longer) and would definitely recommend it.

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“A hidden sanctuary in a Modica”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Hi, we had a fantastic week in Sicily enjoying the nearby beaches, great food and this little sanctuary in the old town of Modica right next to the cathedral. This is a great hideaway in a lovely part of Italy. After a busy day we returned to a big solid door that opens up to a wonderfully private and relaxing courtyard that you would never know exists. Big thumbs from all the family.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in October 2013
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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