Villa in Modica, Sicily, Italy
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About Antonio Pluchino
My name is Antonio, I'm an engineer and I live in Sicily with my family. I love my Island and it's a pleasure for me to help you in discovering it.
Antonio Pluchino purchased this Villa in 1950
Why Antonio Pluchino chose Modica
The house, at its origin, residence of the sharecroppers and a part of it, place of storage for the seasonal agricultural produce and also shelter for the facilities and the tools used for the cultivation of the land, is located in an unique position, on a rocky spur, over the famous rupestral construction of the so-called “Castello” (The Castle) of Cava d’Ispica. The house was built in 1954 by my grandfather and was meant to provide decent life conditions to the countryside peasants which used to live inside the rocky caverns of the so called “Castello” even in the early post second world war period. In 2007 I decided to renovate the house cause I love this amazing place immersed in nature: no noise, just relax!
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Special interest holidays:
Our Villa is the right location to totally experience Sicily and its culture.
To do this, We can involve our guests in different activities, like cultural tours, food & wine tours, trekking, cooking classes, painting and pottery workshops, Hatha Yoga and Pilates classes.
We planned, together with a skilled partner (team of Sicilian archaeologists, art historians and “food & wine” experts) some interesting tours and, if you wish, We can also plan a tailor-made tour according to your requirements.
It’s also possible, on request, to organize guided tours and visits inside the Archaeological Park of Cava d’Ispica and along the Canyon; you’ll discover little known charming archaeological areas as: the so called “Castello Sicano”, the rocky village of Pernamazzoni, the archaeological sites of Convento and Capreria.
You can easily reach the golden beaches of Pozzallo (15 Km), Sampieri, S. Lorenzo, Cala Mosche, as well as the natural oasis of Vendicari and the southern extremity of Sicily with its small sea town of Portopalo of Capo Passero.
The airport of Catania Fontanarossa is 115 Km far.
The airport of Comiso is 45 Km far.
Pozzallo's Harbour is 16 Km far (ferry boat to Malta).
The city centre of Modica is 10 Km far.
The strategic position of our Villa allows you to easily reach both the principal baroque cities of Val di Noto as Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Noto.
The nearest restaurants and pizzerias are located at a distance of about 5 Km from our Villa as well as a shopping centre where you can find a supermarket and other different shops.