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Casa al Castello

Contrada Calicantone Scalepiane, 97015 Modica, Sicily, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is little point in repeating what others have said. It is all true -Paolo and family, the welcome, the uncluttered rooms with mini bar priced almost at supermarket level, the breakfasts, the pool an the edge of an otherworldly gorge- everything thought of with you and your comfort in mind. Just a few anecdotes to share. Italy had beaten... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a perfect experience at Casa al Castello. The facilities at the B&B, including the swimming pool and gardens, were all well maintained. Our room was very clean and nicely presented, with lovely views over the gorge beneath the hotel. The breakfast was plentiful, with a wide variety of freshly prepared, homemade sweet and savoury options. It was all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Quiet, beautiful situated b&b. The owner is doing his best to make your stay as pleasant as can be. The breakfast is just perfect: Italian specialities and homemade cakes and marmelades. Nice big rooms.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

It's so uncommon to find such amazing hosts that truly care about their guests as much as Paolo and his family. From the first welcome email with careful directions/GPS coordinates to make sure we didn’t get lost to the parting gift of a bottle of olive oil they pressed from the trees behind the house, we truly felt welcome. Hands... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Everything was perfect. It was a nice location, peacefully and grotesk at the same time. A beautiful house and very well taken care of. What we received was beyond a good service . A very symphatic host. A small peace of paradise in the middle of nowhere. We would defenitely go there again. And the food was ssoooo yummie! Beautiful... More

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Yorkshire, UK
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Not to repeat the other reviews as they are all accurate. Paolo and his parents are wonderful hosts and very welcoming. Great spot, this restored and converted house sits looking over a canyon in a good location for the cities of Modica and Ragusa as well as exploring the south east coast. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Located 1.1km... More

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Modica, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We (couple in early 40s) stayed at Casa al Castello for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay. Casa al Castello is located high above a large canyon which gives spectacular view. The owner and his family are very welcoming and gave us the best service ever, and did everything to make us feel welcome. The rooms were very nice... More

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

we've got a beautifull stay in Casa al Castello. the house is very nice, dressy, comfortable,... nice view on the canyon, splendid swimming-pool, magnificant garden... above all, the host and his family are very hospitable, friendly, helpfull. the breakfast is tasty, the "pasticeria" delicious and they coock wonderfull (best italian food!). we were very thankfull for the help to the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The location in front of a beautiful canyon is fantastique. The restored building is very charming and the room is espacious. The owners are very fantastique, always able to help in everything: from a suggestion of a tour or a reservation in a typical regional restaurant, to the preparation of special dishes for the breakfast.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you love nature and relax far away from the noisy city and the center I can truly recommend you this B&B. My first impression was amazing, very good, quiet and comfortable B&B. Extremely polite and helpful staff who were always on hand to answer my question. From our arrive till the end of our trip the staff were so... More

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Address: Contrada Calicantone Scalepiane, 97015 Modica, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Modica
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"Casa al Castello" is a charming and comfortable guest house, located in the famous area of Val di Noto, cradle of the late-baroque art and architecture, more exactly in the land of Modica, city part of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST. The house lies on a rocky spur over the suggestive rupestral construction of so-called "Castello" ("THE CASTLE"), in a such singular as exclusive position. The building overlooks the well-known Cava d'Ispica, a long rocky valley (for about 13 Km) that preserves numberless archaeological testimonies and contains important species of the Mediterranean flora and fauna (it's an area SCI: SITE OF COMMUNITY IMPORTANCE). The location of our house allows to easily reach the golden beaches of Pozzallo, Sampieri, S. Lorenzo, Cala Mosche, as well as the natural oisis of Vendicari and also the Southern extremity of Sicily with its sea town of Portopalo of Capo Passero (at a distance of about 15-35 Km). From here it's also easy to reach the charming baroque-cities of Ragusa, Scicli and Noto (at about 15-30 Km). The house, at its origin, residence for the sharecroppers, has been restored using natural construction materials, typical for this zone, as dry-stone and wood; now it includes six comfortable rooms, each of them with private entrance and bathroom, air conditioning and all connected to the large terrace from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the entire cave. Our swimming-pool will refresh your stay during the hottest summer days, assuring you in the same time relaxation and well-being. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room or in the nice garden. Service food available provided by our catering partner (dinner only and on reservation the very morning only). The nearest restaurants and pizzerias are located at a distance of about 5 Km from our guest house as well as a shopping center where you can find a supermarket and other different shops. The atmosphere of peace and innate calm that dominates this charming place, embedded in the middle of this spectacular nature exactly like a pearl of rare beauty, will revive and guide you, at the same time, to discover again the lost meaning by now of the concept of slow-living. ... more   less 
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