Residenza Hortus

10% off weekly stay

Modica, East Sicily
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Guests: 6


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub made of volcanic stone
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Heating
  • Outdoor heated plunge-pool
  • Radio CD Player
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi internet


Residenza Hortus is a stylish 16th-century luxury property, located in a most prestigious area, next to the cathedral of S. Giorgio at the heart of Modica. It features a charming Mediterranean garden from where the apartment takes its name.
This is simply the perfect choice for travellers looking for a retreat or a place for inspiration to be creative. Its exclusive location allows for private events or provides a privileged space for that special honeymoon where you will find total privacy whilst enabling you to be at one with the ancient soul of Sicily.


The interior features 3 exclusive bedroom suites furnished to an exceptionally high standard using local stones and materials and offers comfortable divan beds with traditional Sicilian bedspreads. The rooms boast vaulted ceilings and the lime plaster walls and floors create a minimalist elegant atmosphere: the Acqua suite has a circular bed with a bathtub made of volcanic stone; the Fuoco suite has a king size bed with lava stone headboard and a bio fireplace; the Aria suite, on the upper floor, has a queen-size bed with natural black stone headboard and a terrace overlooking the Cathedral of S. Giorgio.

The charming living area retains original features like the ancient coat of arms dated 1554. The stylish and functional kitchen complete with island is dominated by a stone archway and has dining for six.

The original underground cistern of the building has been converted into a wine cellar.


The secret garden and terrace have stunning views over the cathedral of S. Giorgio are meditative places where one can enjoy the tranquillity.

Sheltered by tall stone walls, you can relax in the stone plunge-pool or enjoy a massage under the pomegranate tree. All make for an amazing Sicilian experience.

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6 Pers. – 175 sq.m.

Ground floor
Large living room, 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite shower/wc, kitchen with wine cellar, private grotto SPA (next opening), terrace, garden with dining area for 10 people.

First Floor
1 double bedroom with en-suite shower/wc, furnished terrace.


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All sales taxes, electricity and gas, cold water and hot water, first set of linen and bath towels, our local support while you are on holiday.

Not included

Extra maid service € 12 per hour, services available on request: sicilian breakfast with service, mediterranen dinner with chef, cooking class with chef, massages.
External hydromassage tub heating available on request from 01/11 to 14/06 and from 16/09 to 31/10.
Refundable security deposit € 500.
Extra 3/6 guests: € 40 per person/night.
Tourist Tax. Final cleaning € 100.

Reduction 10% for weekly stays.


  • Stunning location
  • Refined interiors
  • Superb outdoor living
  • Quiet and private
  • Shops and restaurants 300 m
  • Ragusa 18 km
  • Siracusa 70 km
  • Noto 35 km
  • Scicli 12 km
  • Taormina 180 km
  • Catania airport 120 km
  • Comiso airport 35 km
  • Palermo airport 290 km