Leave the big streets, into the city center of Modica, drive further and further into ever narrower streets and alleys, eventually (have to) leave the car and go up on stairs, under arches, until you finally reach a typical old town house from the beginning of 20th century.
Here you can feel at home for a few days. As real as a local of this magnificent, late baroque city, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside Kimiyà - from the Arabic "Kimiyà" comes the term alchemy - there is a harmoniously successful mix of ancient and modern, corresponding to the name, with a hint of shabby chic in the midst of luxurious cosiness.
The kitchen and two bedrooms are furnished with lots of white and lots of wood and all rooms, bathrooms and the terrace are spectacularly decorated with the most beautiful antique majolica tiles or contemporary works of art and antique artifacts. The hosts of Kimiyà recommend staying at least one week to realize slow tourism.
Because in addition to the many cultural, architectural and scenic sights in Modica and the surrounding area, there is also enough time to plan a little "Dolce Vita", the typical Mediterranean way of life. In addition to the daily visit to the piazza to take the aperitivo, you can also enjoy a real Sicilian breakfast in Kimiyà on your “own” terrace or wait for dusk with a glass of local wine in the evening when the lights in all the houses approach and the city beneath you lies like a huge crib landscape.
ArchitectureAn alchemical mix of carefully preserved original parts, contemporary art, recycled furniture and a few modern furnishing elements gives this house from the beginning of the 20th century a special note. During the renovation, care was taken to use existing materials with care. As much as possible was reused and upgraded. In addition, only environmentally friendly and health-friendly paints and varnishes were used. Casa Kimiyà is decorated according to the principles of Feng Shui. The mattresses are made of memory foam that is gentle on the back.
EnvironmentKimiyà contributes to sustainability with many small steps. The electricity comes from renewable energies, rainwater is collected and reused. The toilet flushes are equipped with a water saving system and of course all electrical appliances and the lighting are as energy efficient as possible. Guests are also asked to separate their rubbish.
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International airports near Modica are Comiso (approximately 30 minutes by car) and Catania (approximately 1.5 hours by car). A bus route runs from Catania to Modica. From Comiso you have to take a taxi until now. Casa Kimiyà offers a private transfer service to and from the airport on request. Prices according to number of people and time. You will receive the exact route description with your booking.
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