Des la réservation, Ornella nous a envoyé toutes les infos nécessaires pour nous accueillir au mieux et organiser notre séjour. Tres bon accueil de son amie, puis lydia la voisine, charmante, qui nous a réservé quelques surprises gourmandes pendant la semaine. Appartement tres bien situé, tres agreable, super terrasse. A recommander. Et Modica a été notre ville préférée des vacances.
Since the first moment when we got in contact with Ornella we felt already very welcome by Ornella's perfect assistance helping us to organize our stay in Modica. She did everything to make a perfect stay for us. We got a homemade trip guide as well as several very useful tips before we started. Ornella was really helpful, so friendly and we have to thank her for everything. Even in case of urgent issues during our stay she was always there and solved it. Many Thanks as well to Lydia who cooked us our first sicilian meal. It was so delicious. Modica is a very cute town with a beautiful old town. The view from the balcony is so amazing, we couldn't believe first that it is really like on the pictures but it is even better! Thank you for all, Ornella.
Even if we didn't meet Ornella in person we felt warmly welcomed by Valentina who showed us the apartment, and by Lydia who came around with some delicious food. The apartment itself is a wonderful little oasis in the cosy city of Modica. As people have written here before, the view from the terrass (which is roomy and lovely with curtains and plants) is stunning and one we never tired of. The rest of the apartment is homely, carefully designed, well equipped, and despite the small space, very comfortable. Ornellas place is as good for a small family (4 people) as for a romantic get away for two. We also appreciated that Modica feels like a genuine Sicilian town with some cheap but exceptionally great restaurants. We particularly liked La Contea (in a cobblestoned, medieval pedestrian lane). As we were here some hot days in August we also enjoyed getting out of town to the fishing village and beach in Sampieri for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water.
We stayed at Ornella's beautiful apartment for the first part of our holiday in Sicily. We had split our holiday in two parts, the first being Modica. Ornella was so helpful in providing us with a guide of Modica and the local area before we arrived, including where to visit, the best places for food and more importantly ice cream/granita. This helped us plan our time as we tended to use Modica as a base to travel out from. The apartment was gorgeous. It was decorated in what we imagine is traditional Sicilian with some French chic bits. But the best part was by far the balcony and its view up Modica Alta. Ornella was an attentive host, and provided an apartment which was clean and well stocked, including bottled water in the fridge and a special and thoughtful surprise for my girlfriends birthday. The lady from next door, Lidia, brought us a delicious lunch which was just what we needed after travelling since very early in the morning. Modica is a great location to visit (by car) Ortigia and Syracuse, Marzamemi, lots of beautiful beaches and Etnaland. Modica also has many great places to eat- many of which are listed in the guide that Ornella provided us. We would definitely recommend this apartment - and have done so already to our friends- and would love to come back!
Ornella contacted us by mobile and answered our questions rapidly. We did not meet her personally, but she had arranged a friend showing us the places and the neighbour was very friendly bringing us some food. Luckily one of us spoke some italian, because they spoke very little english. The house was lovely and had a great view. The bedrooms were small, but the kitchen-livingroom and balcony were spacious. There were many steps to the house, but it was very quiet enviroment. Modica was small and facinating town and everything was near.
Lovely apartment, perfect for the two of us. And the view from the balcony has to be seen to be believed. Beautiful! Ornella was an excellent host. Arranged for us to be met by Valentina, who was very helpful. And spoke with Ornella by phone and SMS, and was also really helpful! Her neighbour Lydia made us spaghetti on arrival, which was excellent! The apartment is located just off the main street of Modica, but far enough away to be very quiet, and secluded. Many enjoyable mornings and evenings spent on the balcony. Worth staying there just for the view. Everything else was a very nice bonus. Thanks Ornella!