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“UNIQUE, SPECIAL, ORIGINAL.”
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Night view over Modica from the rooftop terrace
On the secluded rooftop terrace at sunset
Sunbathing on the terrace
Ground floor bedroom with ancient sicilian majolica
Ground floor bedroom with ancient sicilian majolica
Ground floor bedroom with ancient sicilian majolica
Quiet afternoon in the bedroom upstairs
Special welcome for your honeymoon
Special welcome for your honeymoon
Special welcome for your honeymoon
bedroom upstairs
Ancient features in the bedroom
Waiting for the evening upstairs
The ancient door is displayed as a memory of the past life of the home
Art & design at the entrance of the house
A romantic appetizer with view over the Cathedral of S. Giorgio
Quiet breakfast with local sweets, chocolate of Modica and fruit
Living-kitchen area with artworks by Luca Gianninu
The wine cellar with selected wines from top sicilian producers
Combination of past and present emotions in the kitchen
The view from the dining table
The children's corner close to the bedroom upstairs
the children's corner with art & ecology books and toys
Bathroom ground floor
bathroom first floor
Modica
Modica
Modica
beaches near Modica
beaches near Modica
the Riviera dei Ciclopi Sea Reserve, East Sicily
Cassibile Necropolis, South East Sicily
The old fishing village of Marzamemi
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beaches near Modica
Ancient history of East Sicily
Cassibile Natural Reserve, South-East Sicily
Modica, S. Pietro
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Modica, Province of Ragusa, Sicily

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John V
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
“UNIQUE, SPECIAL, ORIGINAL.”
Reviewed April 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A house is not a home. Except when you find it welcoming in every detail, on every wall, on every photograph, on every stone, on every open window.
When you find it special simply by being true to what it stands for: a great project done with great care.
To find something unique in a unique town is not that difficult.
But to find something unique that balances nostalgia and originality, emotion and confort, style and design in one single spot is hard to find.
Kimiyá is a house that an artist built for friends, for companions, for travellers, for dreamers and all those looking for a place to rent that feels familiar from the first step in.
A place that becomes a spot in your memory and not on a map.
A place you can call home.

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Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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Heather C
Milan, Italy
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43 reviews
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“Stunning retreat overlooking Modica”
Reviewed April 22, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We felt like kings staying in this beautiful flat.

It was perfect for our family of 4, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I loved the details- beautiful and interesting art, wine available to drink and purchase, fresh fruit and chocolates from Modica there for us on arrival.

The level of service that Luca and Amalia provide is really incredible- they booked restaurants, wine tasting nearby, a private chef in our apartment and all of their suggestions were perfect.

I'm still dreaming about the view from the balcony, watching the lights come on in the evening was magical and one night we were treated to fireworks over the Cathedral which was really a special treat.

We loved sharing the special Easter traditions with the locals- the Easter Sunday procession through town was really wonderful!

Thank you Luca for creating and sharing such a magical place!

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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The_Mount...
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Stylish, comfortable and welcoming”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This is possibly our favourite self-catering venue ever - and we have stayed in lots. The house is chic, well-equipped and relaxing. Amalia's introduction was incredibly thorough and the views over Modica are as stunning as the photos suggest. The only downside was that parking on the street wasn't always as straightforward as we might have liked, but any difficulties were forgotten as soon as we walked through the front door. It's a wonderful place to stay.

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Liked best: Feeling of tranquility inside
Liked least: Parking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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marsteven...
Windsor, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Elegance with a view”
Reviewed October 18, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a week at this lovely apartment. It is well appointed and very comfortable. It was hard to choose between wine on the balcony or upstairs on the terrace. The views from both are amazing. There is art work everywhere and it is so well appointed. It really is a charming apartment. Modica and the surrounding area have so much to see and this is the perfect base for day trips to the beach and the baroque towns. Amalia greeted us and was most accommodating and helpful.

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Liked best: The views were amazing. It was a great place to relax after a day of touring. The terrace was very comfortable and a great place for dinner.
Liked least: Having to find parking every day, but this was part of the fun of living in a Sicilian town.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Aussie771
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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“Beautiful retreat in the Baroque town of Modics”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

House Kimiya is a beautifully furnished and maintained little house in Modica. Luca and Amalia provide excellent service in recommending restaurants, places to visit etc. We were warmly welcomed with fresh fruit, local sweets and they have a great selection of wine on offer. The bedrooms and bathrooms are really nice. Lots of little touches to make it special and great art works. The house is reached finally on foot by walking the little pathways above town. Quite near to the San Giorgio church. The view is wonderful!

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melissama...
Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews
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“Modica, Modica, Modica!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We were asked by Amalia if the property had any influence on our decision where to stay in Italy. Truthfully, the apartment looked so perfect online that we chose the apartment prior to choosing Modica. Well the photos on the website don't do the place justice and Modica is such a great town - needless to say we are thrilled with our choice to stay for 5 nights in Kimiya.

Amalia could not have been any more considerate or pleasant. She went over everything and we are so glad she did. When you first arrive you feel like you made need to leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way back but due to Amalia's diligence and hospitality, she explained everything just perfectly to us.

The apartment could not be any better. The beds are the most comfortable - rivaling my home bed. The pillows were perfect. This is something I constantly struggle with when traveling, just ask my husband! I haven't had this good of a night's sleep in ages - and I had 5 in a row. A comfortable bed, beautiful surroundings, what more could one want?

The view from the balcony was breathtaking. The terrace was the perfect spot to have a glass of wine and watch the sun disappear.

Modica is a great place to walk around, dine and really just feel like you are part of Sicily. Close to the beaches and a great spot to visit all the other beautiful towns such as Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Siracusa. Please listen to Amalia's recommendations, they are spot on.

We felt right at home. We enjoyed Luca's beautiful art throughout and really felt the apartment was comfortable and cool! It is the perfect juxtaposition of old and new. Luca you did an outstanding job.

PS - thank you for the delicious local treats!

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Liked best: The apartment itself was spectacular. The town perfect.
Liked least: That we had to leave! There was nothing not to like.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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melani888
Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
“It was an AMAZING HOLIDAY”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

It was the most incredible place I had ever seen !
Me, my husband and our little son ( 4 years old ) had a great time in Modica !
It was wonderful house ,most beautiful view ,most contemporary, modern design!
I love all about that place and our stay!
I will definitely recommend this place to everyone !!!

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