Area: Modica, Ragusa
Main features: Beautiful View, Central, and Garden
Price per night: From € 150 to € 240
Looking out to the baroque town of Modica, this is a small hotel with a refreshing mixture of modern design and local materials – an invitation to a gentle, unhurried way of life.
The word “talia” means “to look” in the Sicilian dialect, very apt for this hidden gem that boasts an outstanding view of Modica. Adopt the slow Sicilian pace and interrupt your relaxing time on the terrace with a meander through art and history or along deserted beaches.
The hotel owners, Marco and Viviana, are both architects and have chosen a slower lifestyle than what they were used to in Milan. Their search for harmony and living is abundantly clear in every detail of their design.
The heart and meeting place of this little hotel is the garden, shaded by a wealth of fruit trees and fragrant jasmine vines. Here you will be served breakfast of fresh fruit juice, yogurt, local cakes, fresh bread and home made jams.
The cluster of old houses comprising the hotel is now a carefully restored collection of rooms that follow the natural levels of the hill. The materials used are earthy and faithful to the Sicilian tradition like natural stone and original tiles that sit comfortably with flat screen TV’s and electronic key cards. All rooms have their own little terraces with a fetching view of Modica.
The hotel’s 10 rooms differ in size and decor and are divided in 4 categories: Superior Suite, Suite, Superior room and Standard room.
Superior Suites are on two levels with seperate living area that can sleep upto 4 people. They have a private garden and/or terrace.
The Suites have a seperate living area where you could accomodate a 3rd and a 4th person if required. The terraces overlook the garden and the cathedral.
Each Superior rooms has a terrace or a balcony with a view of the Baroque Modica and its cathedral. You can add a third bed or a cot on request.
Standard rooms are for no more than two people. Two of these rooms share a small garden and one has a balcony.
Prices in euros
- Prices are based on two people sharing and include breakfast.
- Extra bed € 50/night (children upto 3 years are free of charge)
- Minimum 2 nights (3 nights in August)
Extra services available on request:
General Hotel Information
- 10 min walk from the main street of Modica
- 10 rooms
- Garden where breakfast is held in good weather
- Communal breakfast room
- Indoors grotto for relaxing and reading
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
- Check-in from 14.00 to 19.00
- Check-out from 10.00 to midday
- Flat screen LCD TV
- Bathroom with shower
- Electronic key card
More things to do
- Cycling tours in and around the area
- Guided tour of Modica and Siracusa
- Half a day on boat with lunch or aperitif on Enrico’s ketch
- Vendicari Nature Reserve with guide
- Rent a bicycle
- Rent a scooter
- Personal Yoga teacher