The Historical Ambience of L'Orangerie, Modica

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Modica, I highly recommend booking B&B L’Orangerie. A 19th Century Palazzo in the historic centre, L’Orangerie is a simple bed and breakfast situated on Via Corso Umberto. Owned by locals Giovanni Cartia and his family, L’Orangerie makes a perfect base to see the the main sights of Modica. Moreover, the historical ambiance of L’Orangerie is serene and lovely- just what you need for your Sicilian trip!

Where to Stay in Modica-L’Orangerie

Why Book L’Orangerie

The Bed & Breakfast L’Orangerie is in the heart of the town and everything is just 5 minutes walking distance. The best Bars, restaurants and stores are 5-7 minutes from here as is the Duomo!

I visited Modica in mid April when it was already hot and humid. But since L’Orangerie is an old Palazzo, the interiors of the palazzo were cool. They were a welcome relief after a long day and were vibrant and tastefully done.

L’Orangerie’s rooms are simple and basic but also big enough to move around. There is a double sized bed, terrace, attached bathroom with toiletries, reading lamp + magazines (enough to challenge my Italian reading skills).

The check in and out was simple as they give you a key when you come. 


My bedroom




I can practice Italian!


View from the room


The interiors


Office at L’Orangerie


Entrance of L’Orangerie


Walking to the centre in Modica

Breakfast in L’Orangerie

L’Orangerie’s breakfast was lavish and delicious. It was an international treat with an Italian touch! I was served an unlimited choice of Sicilian cold cuts, cakes, bread, jams along with a choice of coffee and juice. 


Breakfast at L’Orangerie

L’Orangerie is a great place to stay in Modica and deserves attention because it has so much to offer. Furthermore, if you are a book lover, this place is perfect for you because the TV show “Commissario Montalbano” is shot here, especially around Duomo di San Pietro of Modica. To know more about the books click here. 

How to Reach Modica:

Reaching Modica is easy. Fly to Catania from any of the main cities in Italy and then take an AST bus to Modica which takes around 2-2.5 hours.

Further Reading on Sicily:

Sicilian Mafia

Midnight in Sicily

Crime Fiction by Andrea Camilleri

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If you happen to visit Modica, have a Chocolate cannoli from Caffè dell’Arte!


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  • Browsing the Atlas
    October 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Your pictures alone make me want to go to Sicily. How beautiful!!!

    • Ishita
      October 31, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you visit Sicily someday soon.

  • Priyanka Mahajan
    October 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

    That blue chair is really unique 🙂

    • Ishita
      October 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Haha i know 😉

  • maristravels
    October 16, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    My favourite part of Europe is Sicily, yet no matter how many times I visit, each time shows me another aspect of that lovely country. I haven’t been to Modica yet, but will get there – eventually. The trouble is, I mean to stay only a couple of days or so and end up spending a week which means something has to be postponed until another time.

    • Ishita
      October 16, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      I understand that feeling. I haven’t done that in Italy as my stay has always been more planned but I have had the feeling to stay longer in a particular place. Italy has that effect on you. Where have you been in Sicily??

  • Darlene
    October 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Your B and B looks so charming, I love it. I only visited Messina but I loved Sicily and want to return.

    • Ishita
      October 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      I remember you mentioned it Darlene. Hope you get a chance to stay here

  • timelessitaly
    October 1, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Nice post! I’m ready to go and explore this place myself. Your photos just convince me further that everything the Italians do is done with artistic flair.

    • Ishita
      October 1, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Thank you Susan! Indeed.

  • georgefebish
    September 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I love that tall chair!

  • To The Moon And The Stars
    September 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm
    • Ishita
      October 1, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Tanja
    September 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    very nice!

  • Sudhir Chauhan
    September 30, 2016 at 10:18 am

    lovely photos Ishita……

  • ravenhawks magazine
    September 30, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

    • Ishita
      September 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Thank you!

  • Lyn
    September 30, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Your BnB looks delightful. When I am travelling solo, I am happier to stay in BnB’s. They are more personal and friendly for me. Love the cute little dishes and bowls.

    • Ishita
      September 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

      I agree Lyn. And the best way is to travel solo for me. This place was too cute and charming

  • pblevitt
    September 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I am so enjoying your posts about Sicily. I will be there this May to visit some of my wine producers and will definitely use the wonderful recommendations that you have outlined.

    • Ishita
      September 29, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Aww thank you so much cara. So glad about it! Where all are you visiting?

  • karenincalabria
    September 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Nice. Love the chocolate!

    • Ishita
      September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      That’s my next post 🙂 thank you.


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