Villa Michelica

from € 5.860
to € 10.350
for week
(related to 2024)

Villa with heated pool in near
the amazing Baroque of Modica


Marina di Modica









Villa Michelica is located a few kilometres from Modica, a wonderfully photogenic Baroque city spilling down the slopes and along the one-time riverbed of a dramatic gorge. The surrounding countryside is famous for its equally photogenic network of drystone walls, and for the quality of its vines – this area produces more IGP and DOP wines than anywhere else in Sicily. The villa is perfectly located for day-trips to the magnificent Baroque towns of the Val di Noto (most famously Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Noto) and to the fine sandy beaches of the SE coast.


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Surrounded by olive groves and immersed in extensive and luxuriant Mediterranean garden, Villa Michelica is a modern villa built of local limestone. It is decorated and furnished throughout with an eye on both elegance and comfort – in warm creams and whites — while carefully chosen accessories give an occasional pop of colour to create a cheerful holiday feel. This is a villa designed to make summer life easy and effortless, while the heated pool (a rare luxury in Sicily) means that outdoor life can be enjoyed from early spring to late autumn (at the very least!). The Villa comprises a main house and three annexes, scattered about the grounds.

The entrance to the main house leads into a luminous living-dining room connected to a well-equipped kitchen. Five steps lead up to a TV area, furnished with comfy sofas. From here a door leads into a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows mean you can lie in bed admiring the views of the gardens and swimming pool.

Three steps lead down from the living room to a second ‘night-zone’ with a double bedroom, a twin room suitable for children and two bathrooms with shower. ( these bedrooms are not climatized, but they have ceiling-fans)
Very close to the main house are two independent annexes each with a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Next to the swimming pool is a 1 covered patio with a small kitchen, comfy sofas and armchairs and a ping pong table – the perfect place to laze in the shade on a hot afternoon, enjoying the views of the garden. Close to the patio is the third annexe, consisting of a double bedroom, small living room and bathroom.

Between the main house and the pool area 2 is an outdoor kitchen equipped with hob, BBQ, and dishwasher, with a huge dining table, ideal for long summer lunches and dinners.

Turning back towards the pool, a shady pagoda creates an area that is perfect for relaxing, napping or sipping an aperitivo. The beautiful heated pool, with hydromassage corner, completes the villa.

Your villa at a glance

Main house

1 double bedroom with ensute bathroom (shower)
1 double bedroom with private bathroom
1 double bedroom ideal for children with private bathroom
Open living-dining room and TV zone

Dependance 1

Double bedroom with bathroom (shower)

Dependance 2
Double bedroom with bathroom (shower)

Dependance 3
Double bedroom with bathroom (shower)
Small living room


Heated Swimming pool
Heated Outdoor shower
Covered patio
Shady pagoda
Outdoor dining area
Complete outdoor kitchen

We like

The chance to spend a holiday at the heart of a genuine agricultural area, famous for its production of vegetables, fruit, cheeses and organic flours.

Doing the grocery shopping simply by visiting nearby producers – olive oil, wine, chocolate, cheeses and salamis, to say nothing of the famous tomatos from nearby Pachino and the giant white onions from the village of Giarratana.

Being able to cook in your swimming togs.

Spending the day swimming in the crystal waters of Modica’s beaches (including Sampieri, a popular TV location for Inspector Montalbano).

Having several superb Baroque cities a few kilometres drive away.

Seeing flour being ground at the water mill of nearby Cava d’Ispica

We think

Large families wanting to spend a holiday together while reserving some privacy.
Large groups of friends who love art, beauty, the sea, good wine and food.


  • Catania airport 74 miles
  • Comiso airport  36 miles
  • Ragusa 21 miles
  • Modica  12 miles

Things to do

  • Visit Modica: famous for two things – its Baroque architecture and chocolate, which the Modicani have been making since the 17th century to an ancient Aztec recipe brought to Sicily by the Spanish.
  • Visit Scicli, including the Municipio – which fans may recognize as Inspector Montalbano’s police station.
  • Visit Ibla: a silvery-gold limestone labyrinth of cobbled streets, stepped alleys and hidden, dead-end courtyards, twisting and turning between beautiful Baroque palaces, elaborate churches, stage-set piazzas and modest, crumbling town-houses.
  • Visit Noto with the Duomo and other monumental churches, magnificently sited atop an imposing flight of steps.
  • Discover Cave di Ispica: A picturesque river valley between Ispica and Modica.
  • Cava Grande: a spectacular limestone gorge riddled with caves, but the most wonderful thing about it, especially in summer, are the two little lakes at its bottom, marvelous places to swim and keep cool.
  • Discover Pantalica: it is not just a tremendously beautiful gorge, but Sicily’s largest and most fascinating ancient necropolis, with several thousand Neolithic tombs honeycombing its sheer limestone cliffs.
  • Visit Marzamemi: it is synonymous with tuna fishing, and its old pale sandstone tonnara, or tuna fishery has been restored, and brought back to life with lots of little shops and places to eat and drink.
  • Capo Passero of Portopalo island
  • Visit Sampieri: the tiny resort of Sampieri, 10 kilometres outside Scicli, retains an atmospheric core of shuttered cuboid houses built of local limestone, but the main reason to visit is the tremendous two-kilometre soft sandy beach running from the village to the Gothic ruins of the Fornace Penna brick factory.