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Modica: B&B Casa Talja (Casa Talia)

Via Exaudinos, 1/9

Reviewed by: Megan in Liguria from Italy, review #1892

When: May 2007

Very cool B&B in a charming town.

We stayed 2 nights at Casa Talia in 2 different rooms.

Our first room was Cedro which was their smallest but well organized. The bathroom was a good size with a nice shower offering both a hand faucet and a "waterfall" shower. We shared a small terrace with the people in the room next door, but it was spacious, quiet and with wonderful views of Modica.

Our second room was the suite Scirocco. The room itself was wonderful, funky and romantic (with a far east flair). The bathroom was also a good size with everything so nicely appointed. We had a private terrace here with the same fabulous view.

Breakfast was fantastic. Homemade muffins of ricotta and chocolate (which I will never forget!), museli, homemade jams, vanilla tea, cappucinos, fresh fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice (that was bright pink!) and more.

It is only a 10 minute, nice walk into town (lots of stairs) where there were plenty of good restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Don't miss Bonajuto for amazing chocolate! Modica and the surrounding area is a good 2 night stop.

There was one major negative: the wall between the bedroom of Scirocco and the bathroom of the room next door is paper thin. To the extent you can hear everything coming from that bathroom as if it were your own bathroom with the door open. Not so pleasant and it is a shame. I plan to email the owners and explain the issue as kindly as possible. At this point I would say, despite it being the largest room, take one of the others.

I found the owners, Marco and Viviana to be very nice, but they don't really run the place. They keep their "day jobs" as architects and designers and let two young women from Modica take care of everything (who were lovely and helpful). But it lacked slightly that "homey" feeling because of that.

Still I reccommend it and Modica.

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