Residenza Hortus | Luxurious townhouse with courtyard

    (2 reviews)

    • 1 - 6 Adults
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    Private spa, hot tub, and wine cellar
    Modern design in a historic building
    Shops and restaurants within walking distance

Residenza Hortus has its origins in the Middle Ages. Recently this historic house has been renovated by the Italian owner and designer Luca Gianinni. He has transformed this home into an almost cinematic location, by retaining its authentic details and combining it with a modern style and Italian design. Examples are the high-quality aesthetic tiles from the brand 'Made a Mano' and the top-notch outdoor furniture by the Italian designer Paola Lenti.

The house has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six people. All bedrooms have very comfortable beds and a private bathroom, of which one with an extraordinary bath. Residenza Hortus is a dream for lovers of minimalism; the open-plan house is white, light, and lofty. The luxurious facilities such as the private spa, invite quiet moments. Choose a tasty bottle of Sicilian wine from the wine cellar and enjoy a lovely summer evening on the terrace or in the hot tub. You can further indulge yourself with breakfast service, a massage in the courtyard or an intimate dinner by a private chef in the design kitchen.

Shops and restaurants can be found within walking distance, so that you can leave the car for a few days. If you want to explore the area further, there are many cultural sights including the city of Ragusa. When staying in Sicily, a day at the beach cannot be missed; at half an hour drive there are many options, from beaches with facilities to idyllic coves.

Popular amenities
  • WIFI
  • air conditioning
  • Private chef
  • outdoor kitchen
  • spa
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Availability & Prices

Book your stay worry-free with free cancellation up to April 1, 2021. This applies to bookings for 2023 and 2024.

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  Important: The prices shown for 2024 are subject to interim changes

Do you have questions about Residenza Hortus ?

You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

Under option
  • water 
  • electricity
  • tax
  • air conditioning
  • mid-week change of towels, weekly change of linen 
  • use of outdoor hot tub from May to September (outside these months on request and against an extra fee)
  • minimum stay: 2 nights in low season 3 nights in mid season and 4 nights in high season 
  • kids bed (up to 3 years) can be prepared for you free of charge on request
  • smoking is not allowed in the house
  • no pets allowed
  • check-in is possible from 16.00 PM until 20:00 PM (late check-in is possible, extra fee will be charged), please check out before 10.00 am
  • you will be personally received and informed
  • you can park publicly within 100 meters, the house itself is located in a narrow street
  • the hot tub can be used on request during the whole year. To use the outdoor hot tub a fee is applied for low- and midseason:
    • from November to March: on request 60 euros/day
    • April and October: on request 30 euros/day
    • May to September: always available and included in the rental price

Additional services can be arranged for you:

  • Sicilian breakfast service: Eur 18 per person per day
  • Mediterranean dinner by chef: from Eur 70 per person
  • Cooking course with own chef (including shopping at the Ortigia market): from Eur 100 per person
  • Massages: from 70 Euros

Reservations are considered valid after receiving a pre-payment of 40% of the total rental costs. The outstanding balance must be paid 6 weeks before the day of arrival. If your booking is done within 6 weeks before arrival, you are required to pay the full amount immediately. In case of cancellation more than 6 weeks before arrival there will be no refund. No refund will take place in case of cancellation within 6 weeks before arrival. We therefore strongly recommend a travel insurance.

The owners of Residentza Hortus request a deposit of 400 euro, you will pay this amount in cash upon arrival. When leaving Residentza Hortus in good condition and no damage has been detected, your deposit will be returned to you.

On site you pay a tourist tax of Euro 1,50 per person per day and the cleaningcosts

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All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
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Modica is a small, historic village in the southeast of Sicily, located in the province of Ragusa. In the town, you will find numerous shops and restaurants. Chocolate lovers are at the right place here! There are also various ancient cathedrals to visit.

Modica is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, as one of the best preserved old baroque places in the world. Here you can discover remarkable ruins of architecture from ancient times or visit the archaeological park Caucana, located by the sea.

From Modica, you can reach different beaches in about half an hour such as the beautiful sandy beach of Marina di Modica or Santa Maria di Focallo where you can go kite surfing.

In Ragusa, there is even more to see. Stroll for example the beautiful gardens of Giardini Iblei or visit the splendid palace, Arezzo Di Trifiletti. One thing is sure, in and around Modica you do not have to be bored for a moment.

The nearest airorts are in Comiso (about 40’ drive) and Catania (about 1h30’ drive).



(2 reviews)

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Beautiful house with a beautiful courtyard. Very well equipped kitchen and super comfortable beds. A super receptio...


  • hairdryer
  • spa
  • winecellar

  • dryer
  • Washing machine
  • bathtub
  • Central heating
  • air conditioning

  • Bed linen
  • kitchen towels
  • Pool Towels
  • Towels
  • bathrobes

Optional Services
  • Wine service
  • Private chef
  • massage
  • breakfast
  • Basic shopping package

  • Whirlpool / Jacuzzi
  • outdoor shower
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Outdoor furniture
  • private terrace
  • outdoor kitchen
  • BBQ

  • Freezer
  • toaster
  • Blender
  • Oven
  • grill
  • Fridge
  • induction cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso machine

  • high chair
  • Baby cot

Audio / Video / Internet
  • satellite television
  • WIFI
  • stereo

Treat yourself to a unique experience and enjoy in style this Sicilian pearl.

    Private spa, hot tub, and wine cellar Modern design in a historic building Shops and restaurants within walking distance

The phenomenal Residenza Hortus provides room for up to 6 people. Imagine yourself immersed in an old Mediterranean atmosphere while enjoying luxurious contemporary facilities such as the hot tub and private spa. The house is ideal for families with older children and (befriended) couples. This remarkable home with its gorgeous style gives you the chance to take Sicily in the best possible way and in complete privacy!

The two-story Residenza Hortus (175m2) is divided over a living room, a large kitchen with wine cellar, three bedrooms each with its own small bathroom, a private spa plus an attractive walled garden and a terrace.


  • The bright living room has fabulous high vaulted ceilings and features two comfortable sofas and unique contemporary art on the wall (of the hand of the owner, Luca Giannini).
  • A stone arch divides the living room from the spacious fully equipped kit...

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