White – the overriding colour, in its many different shades, defines the natural scenery and the anthropomorphic landscape in the countryside of the Counties of Modica and Ragusa. The color of the prevailing local limestone, the typical dry-stone walls outlining plots of land throughout the countryside, the mansions and the peculiar masserie of the area, white is what you will find when you arrive at the south-west region of Sicily.
Here, Torre Dantona is strategically located in proximity to the stunning Baroque centres of Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Noto.
Here you’ll find this masseria standing proudly white.
Dating back to 1882, this former lookout tower (hence the name Torre, meaning tower) is now a recently renovated country hotel.
Design details characterise the interiors while the exterior still retains the elements of the local architecture. The limestone of which it is constructed also covers the large internal courtyard framed by walls and arches where you may enjoy a view of the large garden with its well-kept lawn, olive-trees and Mediterranean plants.
From the comfortable swimming pool located in the garden you may also enjoy the view of the uncultivated countryside with wild carob and olive trees and plowed fields.
While relaxing by the pool you may occasionally hear a faint sound from the nearby road. Soon you will forget it, swept away by the strong sensation of the natural surrounding beauty, the warm hospitality and the tasty flavours of Torre Dantona.
The 12 rooms are divided into Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Suite and Family rooms.
All come with bathroom with shower and hair dryer, air conditioning with individual setting, LCD colour TV with satellite provided for SKY and pay per view systems, telephone, internet connection and mini bar. Some rooms have a nice veranda with table and chairs. A large swimming pool is at your disposal, along with an equipped solarium.
Torre Dantona is minimalist elegance, with tradition, design and comfort cohabiting in a timeless atmosphere.
The cosy “Gustatempo” restaurant is well situated in an independent area within the courtyard. Its high wooden ceilings, white beams and timbers say that it was perhaps once used as a warehouse. Here, limestone is perfectly matched with a few design details. Its funky name meaning literally “taste the time” soon leads from curiosity to certainty. Food is simple and tasty, based on local dishes and fresh ingredients. Choice is à la carte with a few selections of antipasti, primi and secondi along with some regional wines.
Torre Dantona is an excellent base for a cultural exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage area: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli and Noto are within one hour’s drive and hold great surprises, as they are all Baroque towns.
Ragusa and Modica also offer gourmet popovers. Both have the highest concentration of Michelin star restaurants in Sicily as well as a wide choice of very good traditional home cooking trattoria. In Modica, don’t forget to taste the typical Aztec style chocolate, a specialty unique to Sicily.
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If cultural excursions are not your area of interest, the bay of Marina di Modica is just around the corner with its sand dune beach, a paradise for windsurfers thanks to its favourable wind conditions.
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