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Minnesota
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location of Palazzo Beau B&B

For a short visit to Modica, we are thinking about staying at l"Orangerie B&B or Palazzo Beau B&B. Both have received great reviews, and both look very nice. While l'Orangerie B&B looks like it's right in town, we are not sure about Palazzo Beau. One of the reviewers had commented that it is a converted old farm house, so now we are wondering. Could you help? The address is 17 Vico Giusto in Modica. Thank you!

Here & There
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1. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Ciao pin61,

Especially for a short visit, stay at L'Orangerie which is conveniently located in Modica Bassa near Corso Umberto and Modica’s Tourist Information – Modica’s bus station is at the far end of Corso Umberto, but you can walk to L'Orangerie from the bus station.

Palazzo Beau is also lovely and also located in Modica Bassa, but it’s far from the bus station and just not as convenient to reach.

Vagabonda

modica
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2. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Palazzo Beau is up a pretty severe incline in the Santa Margherita quarter. It isnt a converted farmhouse - its right in the centre of town. If I were arriving on public transport I would plump for l'Orangerie or Il Cavaliere which is on the Corso and closer to the bus station.

Here & There
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3. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Yes, Palazzo Beau is located in town, Modica Bassa - And the Palazzo Beau is about 600m from the bus station.

Palazzo Il Cavaliere is nearest the bus station, but L'Orangerie is also acceptable.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g616190-d174806…

Vagabonda

Minnesota
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4. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Thank you Vagabonda and Modicasa, for your very helpful explanations. We sent 2 e-mails to Palazzo Il Cavaliere, but we have not received any reply. Because we will be arriving and departing by bus, staying somewhere that is easily accessible will make things so much easier for us, especially if we can also attain something with an atmosphere ...

And thank you Modicasa for your post on the Michelin ratings of the area: Very timely (for us)!

Here & There
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5. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Prego pln61,

It sometimes takes a little longer for an email reply from Palazzo Il Cavaliere if you wrote in English, but this charming B&B is open in December.

Regards,

Vagabonda

Minnesota
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6. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Good news: we did hear back from Palazzo Il Cavaliere, just as you had predicted, Vagabonda! And they do have availability in December. Thank you for your reassuring and (always) very accurate explanations, Vagabonda.

Here & There
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7. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Prego pin61 - That is good news! :-)

Palazzo Il Cavaliere is so conveniently located near Modica's bus station, and it's also traditionally charming.

You may be tempted to eat directly across the street at Osteria dei Sapori Perduti, but avoid the temptation – There are so many excellent restaurants and trattorie in Modica and Osteria dei Sapori Perduti is not one of them.

Osteria Dei Sapori Perduti in Modica is so-so– I just don’t understand the popularity of this osteria. The food is average at best, the 4-language menu with photos is a (touristy) turn-off, as is the accordion player (looking for tips), and immigrants allowed to enter and wander around selling flowers and harassing patrons.

Osteria Dei Sapori Perduti does not deserve its TA rating - You can do so much better in a town like Modica!

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

Minnesota
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8. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Thank you Vagabonda, for your reminder to us to be patient with Palazzo Il Cavaliere. It really looks like a wonderful place, and the reply we received was also very, very gracious. (Actually, I can't think of any responses we have received from the various establishments in Sicily that have not been gracious!) We are looking forward very much to our (very brief) stay there. And thank you for your caution re: Osteria dei Sapori Perduti. The name is certainly poetic, but I think with our one night only in Modica, we may try La Gazza Ladra, based on Modicasa's alert of the restaurant one-star Michelin rating. We'll look to see if the restaurant will be open the Sunday night we are there in Modica! You are really such a wonderful and generous resource on this forum, Vagabonda!

Minnesota
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9. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

We spoke too soon: La Gazza Ladra is closed Sunday evenings & all day Mondays! Where would you recommend for good food and good service from a kitchen with care and with pride in its products?

Here & There
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10. Re: location of Palazzo Beau B&B

Ciao pin61 – Grazie mille!

Palazzo Il Cavaliere is genuine and the owners are caring and friendly – You’ll enjoy an authentic Sicilian experience.

Unfortunately Ristorante La Gazza Ladra is closed for the season until March 2012.

Consider Ristorante Torre d'Oriente – Ristorante Torre d'Oriente is open for lunch on Sundays but closed on Mondays.

http://www.torredoriente.com/

But some of the most genuine and home-cooked cuisine can be found at simple trattorie like Taverna Nicastro or Borgo Antico.

Tavera Nicastro is open Tuesdays through Saturdays for dinner. Taverna Nicastro is closed on Mondays and only open on Sundays for groups.

Borgo Antico is closed on Mondays and open for lunch on Sundays for groups.

Unfortunately I Baccanti is closed.

Regards,

Vagabonda