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View from the terrace (San Pietro Cathedral)
The terrace in the morning with view (San Giorgio Cathedral)
View from the terrace (San Pietro Cathedral)
View from the terrace (San Pietro Cathedral)
View from below of the main house (stone wall) and the guests flat (white)
The view from the rooftops!
The main house
Main house and guest house with terrace for both houses!
Entrance of the main house
Entrance of the guest house
Sitting room (dining table) on top floor of the main house
Sitting room in the main house
Sitting room
kitchen, main house
kitchen, main house
Sitting room, dining table in the main house
Sitting room and dining table
Bedroom on the mezzanine floor in the main house
Bedroom on the mezzanine floor in the main house
amazing cave bathroom on the ground floor of the main house
Ground floor study with sofa bed in the main house
Guests' flat sitting area
Guests' flat sitting area showing the stairs leading up to the terrace
Guests' flat bedroom
Guests' flat bedroom
Guests' flat bathroom
Guests' flat bathroom
Guests' flat cooking area
Laundry and bathroom off the terrace
View
Evening view from the terrace
map showing position of property, access, free parking, etc
The view from the rooftops!
Entrance gate of the Terrace!
Terrace with view!
looking up towards the house from the Cathedral steps
View across to the fashionable Cartellone pedestrian district
View across to the Cartellone pedestrian district, with Terrazza Barocca in front of the Cathedral!
View across to the Cartellone pedestrian district, with Terrazza Barocca in front of the Cathedral!
View across to the Cartellone pedestrian district, with Terrazza Barocca in front of the Cathedral!
View across to the Cartellone pedestrian district, with Terrazza Barocca in front of the Cathedral!
View across to the fashionable Cartellone district, with Terrazza Barocca right in the centre
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Modica, Province of Ragusa, Sicily

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ellen5181
new york
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Unique experience ”
Reviewed June 2, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We spent a week here and enjoyed apartment living. The apartment is right in the middle of things, the views are wonderful, and Its a neat little place with loads of history (be sure to look through the scrapbook of how it came to be). However, it has its quirks.

You also need to be ok with steps as there are lots of them. Valeria met us and escorted us up very steep, narrow stone steps to check in. We later learned there is a graduated ramp path with only a few steps that is much easier to navigate especially when you have luggage. For a host of reasons, I would suggest that route when dealing with luggage.

The oven didn’t work but the burners did so we were able to do some cooking. The kitchen has a lot of things, but I suspect over time things have broken or gone missing, for instance, the bottom of the coffee pot. We were able to make due and have coffee out (which was fine...it is Italy) but be sure to do a quick inventory before setting out on some big meal. There are loads of cleaning supplies and leftover toiletries so worth it to check cabinets before purchasing things. There are a few supermarkets in walking distance.

What would have been really helpful is more of an explanation about all the switches and what controls what. There are lots of devices, dehumidifiers, fans, a/c, lights, I think a security system, etc. even what appears to be an internal intercom. They do have a washer but I couldn’t figure out how to get it to work.

The highlight for me, sitting in the kitchen and looking out at the church. It’s a breathtaking view and you really feel like you have walked back in time with modern luxuries. I was sad to leave but admittedly, looking forward to a bathroom with less dampness. Even the one in the other apartment.

And be sure to check out the locked door next to the cave bathroom and in the other unit bedroom. Very unique.

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Management Response
17 Jun 2018
Dear guest,
thanks a lot for the useful recommendations, for us its very important to know where we can do it better. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in Terrazza Barocca.
Kind regards
Fabio and Vittorio
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Daniel L
Stuttgart, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic place in a beautiful town!”
Reviewed April 8, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We enjoyed our stay at "Terrazza Barocca" from the first moment on. It started with a very warm welcome and useful information about the house which is really only a few steps away from the historic center of Modica. A lot of space and separate sleeping places, a huge and well equipped kitchen and a very nice terrace are completing this perfect place!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 May 2018
It has been a pleasure to have Daniel to stay. I hope they decide to come back again some time. I am happy to recommend to other hosts. Kind regards
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Gerwin va...
2 reviews
“Extraordinary and cosy 'double house' with stunning view”
Reviewed March 6, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Modica is a city build on (partly even within) rocky mountain ridges. Terrazza Barocca is situated on the southwest hill and therefore overlooking the old city, with the famous baroque Duomo the castle and the S. Pietro. The view is literally unbelievable: how can a city cling to a mountain like that? The house has a 'main building' (3 stories) that looks narrow from the outside but is actually quite spacious. The great 'terrazzo' connects the 'main house' with the guest house. We have older kids, and they loved having their own private space.
The house is spectacularly renovated, including a cave-bathroom. Here it shows how much effort went into building and maintaining this house: the bathtub is amazing but simply losing the battle with the elements. No problem for us though: having a shower in a cave was a new experience.
Vittorio and Fabio were excellent hosts who were very helpful in solving small problems like with the wifi. They care about their guests having a wonderful time!
We look back on four lovely days, exploring Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and the beautiful (in Feb/March very green and flowery) hills.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Mar 2018
Dear Gerwin, thank you very much for your nice words. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Terrazza Barocca.
We send you best wishes from Sicily.
Fabio and Vittorio
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anniewalk...
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wow--what a place!”
Reviewed November 26, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Location is gorgeous and part of the home is literally carved into/out of the limestone. While thoroughly modern it is imbued with an ancient feel. Kitchen has all one needs; excellent selection of books about local towns and Sicilian history as well as foods and cooking.
Walked all over the town and enjoyed the stairs and alleys. Local hospitality can't be beat and a little effort to speak Italian is greeted with cheers. Local food is simply amazing. Chocolate, wine, espresso, produce along with history and pride of place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Dec 2017
Dear Annie, Thanks so much for your nice words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Terrazza Barocca. It is always our goal that our guests spend a great time in Modica and when they are leaving they return home with a lot of beautiful memories. We hope to welcome you again one day in our house you are the kind of guests which makes also the hosts happy! Best wishes Fabio and Vittorio"
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Blaxland
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Lovely apartment but a lot of stairs”
Reviewed October 20, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Fantastic apartment, great position and views

There are a lot of stairs so be aware but worth the climb

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Management Response
27 Dec 2017
Thanks so much for your nice words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Terrazza Barocca. It is always our goal that our guests spend a great time in Modica and when they are leaving they return home with a lot of beautiful memories. We hope to welcome you again one day in our house you are the kind of guests which makes also the hosts happy! Best wishes Fabio and Vittorio"
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JamesJose
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing Modica apartment”
Reviewed October 17, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Me and my partner stayed at Terrazza Barroca for four nights this October. Vittorio was really helpful prior to and during our stay, including with booking taxis. Everything was very easy. The apartment is beautiful. The main house has three levels which are connected by a spiral staircase. The cave bathroom (which is great) and living room is on the ground floor, the beautuful bedroom is on the second floor and the lovely kitchen and massive balcony are on the top floor. There are lots of balconies throughout. However the main balcony - which is more of a roof terrace - is fantastic and connects the main house to the smaller guest house.

The views are incredible. The apartment overlooks the cathedral and the rest of Modica. It is basically on the main street of the town. Everything you need is close by including some amazing restaurants and bars.

The owners even left a bottle of wine and lots of lovely veg for us on arrival.

We had a 5 out of 5 stay and would definitely recommend the apartment for a stay in Modica.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Dec 2017
Thanks so much for your nice words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Terrazza Barocca. It is always our goal that our guests spend a great time in Modica and when they are leaving they return home with a lot of beautiful memories. We hope to welcome you again one day in our house you are the kind of guests which makes also the hosts happy! Best wishes Fabio and Vittorio
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PaulaPenD
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful house in great location”
Reviewed July 12, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Arriving by bus from Catania Airport, Terrazza Barocca was in the perfect location for us. It was a level walk from Modica bus terminal and, after a quick phone call, Vittorio and Fabio were there to meet us and carry our bags up the steps to the house. (You can't avoid steps in Modica but that's part of its charm.) The house benefits from great views across to Modica Alta, which really is a steep climb to the top!. It's close to the main restaurants and shops but far enough away to get a peaceful night's sleep. It's a great base for exploring Modica on foot, and travelling further afield by bus - during our stay we visited Marina di Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Punta Secca (via Ragusa).

The house itself is very comfortable and a cool retreat from the heat of the afternoon. Vittorio and Fabio were great hosts: providing bowls of vegetables and fruit and a bottle of wine, some great restaurant recommendations, and books in a variety of languages. I particularly enjoyed looking at the scrapbook detailing the house renovations and the discovery of the caves.

Highly recommended!

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Management Response
1 Sep 2017
Great guests, just the kind of people we love hosting! They left the apartment in perfect conditions. Very nice people, friendly and communicative! Highly recommended!
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