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Villa Quartarella
Ranked #2 of 69 Modica B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Quartarella and it's hosts Francesco and Francesca truly lived up to all our expectations! Even if those expectations were quite high based on the website description and pictures, the happy reviews by other visitors, and the friendly and informative e-mail conversation around booking. The masseria is truly beautiful, the accomodation is very(!) spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is yummy and Francesco does not seem to tire of giving tips and advice to all his guests for day trips and the best places to eat. We felt very welcome and would have loved to stay for more than 3 nights. There is more than enough to see and do from this location, and you will be happy to return "home" to the lovely courtyard and take a refreshing dip in the small pool before getting ready for dinner at one of the many places Francesco knows. If you have a chance, do not hestitate to stay at Quartarella!

Room Tip: The rooms will accommodate 4 people easily: one "matrimoniale" on the ground floor and two...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Marieke L
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited with Francesca and Francesco for 3 days and had a wonderful time. The rooms are very comfortable, big and spacious and offer all the comfort one needs. There is also a shared living room that has some large sofas, a flatscreen tv and a fussball table.

On the outside the Quartarella is situated in the countryside outside of Modica and has wide views and a sea view. There is enough room to park the car and there is a big garden surrounding the property. The rooms are all located on the central square and all rooms have some seats to sit outside. There is a small swimming pool to take a refreshing dip. My description really does not do the Quartarella justice, but the photos shown in the presentation of the Quartarella do.

Francesco prepares a lovely breakfast each morning with the help of his wife. When you want to he will also be very helpful with tips on where to spend your day and which places to visit (in English as well as in Italian). There are enough nice and small villages in the area so site seeing and eating out is no problem. The Quartarella is also located quite near the beached (about 15/20 minutes by car) and with a little searching it is possible to find some nice quiet beaches.

We enjoyed the stay at Quartarella very much and I would highly, highly recommend and will definitely return and spend more days.

Room Tip: Any room is nice at Quartarella. We did spend a little time searching for the switch of the fan. The...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank arnoldl210
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautifully restored place with huge family rooms, perfect for us (travelling with two teenagers). Francisco and Francesca are lovely, welcoming hosts and the breakfasts are delicious and very generous with homemade cake or tart every day, fresh pastries, fruit, eggs, homemade jams and marmalades. Would highly recommend this place.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The first words to speak about Villa Quartarella are Francesco and Francesca. Our hosts were the most warm, obliging and accommodating people who effortlessly went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. Even before we arrived at their home, they literally went out of their way to help us. On the day we were due to arrive at the Villa, there was a bridge closure leading up to the property and our GPS was of no help in identifying an appropriate alternative route. One call to Francesco and within 20 minutes he and Francesca had come to meet us to lead us back to their place. Francesco's apology for the bridge closure characterised his entire approach to hosting us. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was his responsibility. With other guests too, we noticed that he went out of his way to accommodate everyone, from people with gluten free diets to others with a preference for specific tastes. Breakfast was always tasty and Francesca's homemade cakes were always excellent. The property and our room presented a rustic charm that is in keeping with this part of Italy. The big room itself was spotless, the shower was hot and water pressure was good, WiFi was excellent even inside our room and we really could not have asked for more. Francesco's recommendations were also spot on and the best of them all was for dinner at La Grotta in Scicli - exceptional and authentic Sicilian cuisine at reasonable prices. And the last words to speak about Villa Quartarella? Francesco and Francesca. They really are wonderful people.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved our stay in Villa Quartarella. The rooms of this old farmhouse have been beautifully restored by Francesco, and are incredibly spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was fantastic and Francesco gave us many useful tips about places to go in the area. There are also great common areas to relax and have a glass of Sicilian red in the evenings. I highly recommend Villa Quartarella.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Matthew O
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

Francesco puts his heart and soul into the running of Quarterella. Nothing is too difficult for him, he is very helpful, makes a great breakfast and his rooms are impeccable. The property is within easy reach of Modica and Ragusa.
There are good local restaurants to go to.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at Quartarella for a few days in April. It's part a converted farmhouse, part Francesco and Francesca's own creation, with real individual character and a sense of history. As everyone else has said they're great hosts and exceptionally welcoming – there's no bothering with 'honour codes' or entering anything you eat or drink in a little book, Francesco just says 'take what you want', including the delicious homemade cakes in the kitchen. Breakfast is equally social, and he gives great advice on how to get around the area, the best places to visit, and essential tips on how to make the most of them.
Ideal for enjoying rural tranquility and one of the most beautiful parts of Sicily.
One thing – the (very spacious) bedrooms are in converted farm buildings with beds on an upper level, so you need to remember there's a steep staircase to go down if you ever get up in the dark!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Quartarella

Address: Contrada Quartarella Passo Cane 1/A, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Modica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Modica
Price Range: $82 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Villa Quartarella Modica, Sicily

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