- Style Trad buildings, mod interiors
- Setting Secret Modica courtyard
On your meanderings through the historic Sicilian city of Modica, blink and you could easily miss tiny bed and breakfast Le Lumie hotel, located in a courtyard near the Duomo di S. Giorgio. Three simple and stylish rooms, each with its own colour theme, make for a truly romatic hideaway, complete with a secret garden straight out of your imagination. This excellent-value escape is of the true don't-let-the-word-get-out variety.
Need to know
- Rooms Three.
- Rates Double rooms from $137.07 (€100), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out. Le Lumie is unable to accept payment by credit card.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi, kitchen area. In rooms: TV, minibar, air-conditioning.
- Check–out 11am, but very flexible, subject to availability.
Children Extra beds can be provided for €30 a night.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms All three of Le Lumie’s rooms are simply and cleanly decorated, differentiated by splashes of colour. Although the blue room is the largest, we like the medium-sized brown room with its elegant wallpaper, characterful a stack of antique suitcases, little balcony looking out over the terracotta rooftops, and the white-painted rafters.
- Packing tips Stash some binoculars in your bag so you can scout out the incredible vistas in more detail.
- Also Le Lumie’s gardens are the main event – a smartly landscaped courtyard of terracotta tiles and sweeping stone walls. There’s a small wooden table and a handful of deckchairs – ideal for lazy days in the sun.
Food and drink at Le Lumie
- Hotel restaurant There’s no restaurant at Le Lumie – breakfast is served in-room or in the courtyard – but the b&b owners are also behind Torre d’Oriente, possibly the most accomplished seafood restaurant in Modica and a must-eat while you’re in Sicily.
- Dress code Fine Italian threads.
- Top table There’s nowhere better to lounge with a sundowner than on the terracotta-tiled terrace.
- Room service There's no formal room service, but a coffee in your room is never out of the question.
- Hotel bar Le Lumie doesn’t have a bar.