Need to know
All seven rooms, including the two suites, are inspired by Sicily’s past – so expect Greek, Spanish and Arabic flourishes.
Noon – though a later check-out may be available, depending on availability; earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $211.97 (€182), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
Modica’s ancient streets are more like the steepest of staircases, and the main car park is around 200 metres from the hotel.
At the hotel
Free WiFi, air-conditioning, beauty treatments and massages on request. In rooms: king-size beds, flatscreen TVs, private terraces (in all but the two smallest rooms, which share outside space).
Our favourite rooms
We love Il Mediterraneo, which comes with high ceilings, a cerulean wall, and ornate blue and white floral tiles behind the bedhead. We also like the pretty, feminine Sirah room, in which there's a beautiful bed dressed in crisp white sheets and an elegant lace coverlet. Its modern bathroom features a sink set on a gorgeous antique sewing table.
Make the word ‘lightweight’ your mantra when putting your holiday wardrobe together.
The hotel has a minimum two-night stay policy.
Kids are welcome at the hotel, and under-threes stay for free. Extra beds for older children are €50 a night, and babysitting is also available on request.