Casa Kimiyà

Modica, Sicily, Italy

Leave the big streets, into the city center of Modica, drive further and further into ever narrower streets and alleys, at some point (have to) leave the car and walk up the stairs, under arches, until you finally reach a typical old town house from the beginning of the 20th century. 

Here you can feel at home for a few days. Just like a local of this magnificent, late-baroque city that 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 with a touch of shabby chic in the midst of luxurious cosiness. 

The kitchen-cum-living-room and the two bedrooms are furnished with lots of white and 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 here for at least a week in order to implement 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 for a bit of “Dolce Vita”, the typical Mediterranean way of life. In addition to the daily visit to the piazza to have an aperitivo, this also includes enjoying a real Sicilian breakfast in Kimiyà on your “own” terrace or waiting for dusk with a glass of local wine in the evening when the lights are on in all houses come on and the city lies beneath you like a huge nativity scene.

If you like, you can take a look backstage on our blog.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom120 €


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 touch. During the renovation, the existing materials were used carefully. As much as possible has been reused and upgraded. In addition, only environmentally and health-friendly paints and varnishes were used. Casa Kimiyà is furnished according to the principles of Feng Shui. The mattresses are made of back-friendly memory foam.

EnvironmentKimiyà contributes its part 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 all electrical devices and lighting are of course as energy-saving as possible. The guests are also asked to separate their rubbish.


  • Cozy retreat away from the crowds of tourists
  • Greet morning and evening on the terrace above the rooftops of the city
  • Successful furnishing mix of upcycling modern and antique furnishing elements
  • All major sights and attractions within walking distance
  • Breakfast (€ 18 pp) and dinner (from € 70 pp) can be booked on request
  • Organization of cooking courses (from € 100 pp), wine tastings and chocolate tasting possible

Apartment2 BedroomsOwn kitchenChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • 90 m2 apartment on two levels with a large outdoor area
  • Balcony and terrace with seating and lounge furniture
  • Two bedrooms each with a double bed and two bathrooms with shower / toilet
  • Perfectly equipped eat-in kitchen
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • All house textiles available
  • Cot and high chair available for an extra charge
  • Rental of electric bicycles
  • English speaking staff
  • Reading and play area under the roof
  • Free parking nearby
  • Final cleaning 50 euros
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom120 €

Location + Directions

By plane

International airports in the vicinity of Modica are Comiso (about 30 minutes by car) and Catania (about 1.5 hours by car). There is a bus line 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 upon request. Prices according to number of people and time. You will receive the exact route description with your booking.