Hotel Palazzo Failla

TYPOLOGIES

Towns of Sicily

Settings

Town centre

Activities/Interests

Food and Wine, Sightseeing

£ 300 pp

Highlights

Full-on Sicilian experience in this frescoed palazzo in the heart of baroque Modica

Very homely and friendly, with advice at hand on all aspects of Modica and Sicily.

The restaurant is outstanding and always busy.

Rooms:

10 delightful doubles

From

from £ 300 per person

Including

3 nights sharing a Deluxe double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Chocolate tasting and laboratory

Private tours of the Baroque towns and farm visits

Overview

Modica Alta and Modica Bassa, a single UNESCO World Heritage town, four hills, a great history, many cultural influences that have given rise to different realities.

 

Animated and commercial the lower part, aristocratic, silent the other, connected by many steps in a climb that is a theatrical succession of facades, palaces, parish churches and mother churches, squares, squares, squares and passages that serve as shortcuts.

 

At the highest point is Palazzo Failla, a 19th-century noble palace with a baroque façade and decorated balconies, and an entrance with the monumental staircase, antique floors in marble and in black pitch, typical of this part of Sicily, and then the halls and living rooms and upstairs the large rooms with high ceilings, sometimes frescoed, always furnished with antiques, all different, all rich in character.

 

Traditional and charming, this is old-school Sicilian hospitality, with owners Mr and Mrs Failla supervising the daily operations and ensuring excellent levels of service and attention to detail.

Rooms

Of the ten rooms, the seven in the main building have original features such as frescoed ceilings and period furniture, while the three in the annex, although Sicilian in style, are more modern with a personal computer and larger bathrooms with a Jacuzzi.

 

Alongside the antique furnishings, frescoed ceilings and ornate mirrors, modern amenities provide a high level of comfort, bathrooms are filled with luxurious toiletries and Modica chocolate is placed on your pillow each evening.

 

The Relax room has a Jacuzzi for two and a steam shower cabin.

Dining

Breakfast is a help yourself buffet from a table groaning with a selection of homemade cakes, pastries and savoury specialities alongside healthier options. The hotel’s Caffé Blandini is the perfect pit stop for an espresso, lemon granita and brioche or evening aperitif with the locals.

 

The hotel's restaurant Locanda del Colonello offers a typical Sicilian menu featuring the freshest ingredients of Modica and surroundings.

Map

Hotel Palazzo Failla is located in Upper Modica, up the winding stepped streets of the old town and just a few metres from the Church of San Giorgio and the Castello dei Conti. In common with the other towns of the Val di Noto, Modica was destroyed by the 1693 earthquake and largely rebuilt in Sicilian Baroque style. From the Belvedere of Modica Alta, the city offers a breathtaking scenario of palazzos and houses rising in jumbled confusion from the bottom of the gorge. The other towns of the Val di Noto – Ragusa, Noto, Scicli and Ispica are easily accessible from Modica. The coastline of south east Sicily is sandy and the beaches, cafés and restaurants at Marina di Modica and Marina di Ragusa are a 20 minute drive away.  

Facilities

Hotel

Breakfast buffet Wi-Fi throughout the hotel Parking/Garage + Valet parking Bar / Tea Room Air conditioning Safety box

Rooms

Wi-Fi Air conditioning Radio / TV satellite (SKY) Minibar Hairdryer Mini safety box

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
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Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
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Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
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Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
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Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
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