• Hotel Palazzo Failla

  • Full-on Sicilian experience in this frescoed palazzo in the heart of baroque Modica
  • Food & drink
    Trattoria Locanda del Colonello serves the best Siclian food in the charming courtyard.
  • Rooms
    7 frescoed rooms in the palazzo and 3 new rooms with personal computers and luxury bathrooms with steam showers and jacuzzi
  • Nearby
    Modica's historic centre; a great base for exploring the baroque towns of Ragusa, Scicli and Noto. Sandy beaches are just 8 km away
  • Prices
    3 nights from £ 235 per person on BB and private airport transfers.


Food & Drink:
  • Restaurant
  • Walking distance to restaurants
  • Concierge service
  • Wi-Fi
In room features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

Hotel Palazzo Failla, Modica

This exquisitely-restored 18th century palazzo is in the heart of Modica’s historic centre and an excellent base for visiting the other towns of the Val di Noto.

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

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.

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.

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.   .


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.

Prices and Holiday Ideas

A 3-night stay sharing a Superior double room starts at £ 235 per person on a B&B basis and private airport transfers.

Prices are subject to availability, special offers and current exchange rate.


Flights to Italy


As there is such a flexible choice of flights to Italy, we don't include the airfares in our holiday prices but we can still book for you the best solution adding the benefit of our ATOL protection.

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Further afield

Nearest airport

Chiesa di San Giorgio Modica
Chiesa di San Pietro modica
Marina di Modica

Marina di Ragusa

Porto Palo di Capo Passero
Oasi di Vendicari

Comiso airport
Catania airport
Palermo airport
Trapani airport

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