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Location: Modica
Sleeps: 14
Bedrooms: 7
Features: design hotel, countryside setting
Surroundings: design hotel, countryside setting


At the moment, the Ragusa area seems to be the busiest region in Sicily as it offers a wide variety of retreats of every kind, each with its own specific character beautifully suited for all tastes. Located in the beautiful Modican countryside, Balarte is more than your average small retreat. It is actually a successful project, an adventurous, challenging and far-reaching experiment aiming to link past, present and future by the expressive exploration and research of unknown young artists. This project is a collaboration by the designer and architect Sergio Adamo and a group of talented students of the Art Academy of Catania: Daniele Alone, Carmen Cardillo, Tiziana Contino, Daniele Denaro, Fattidarte, Filippo Leonardi, Vittoria Petronio, Vanila Privitera, Mary Siverino and Angelo Spina. Their focus is to shift the concept of “non-place” fitting standard hotels to the personalization of public spaces, creating artistic installations for the rooms of this small concept hotel and interpreting art through furnishings.

Personalization starts the moment you step onto the entrance path, a surface alternating local stone and large blue colored rectangles which chase the colour of the sky.
Ancient and modern forms define the buildings through the use of precious white local limestone. This contributes to add brightness and create a perfect minimal setting from which emanates the immediate beauty of both the surrounding countryside’s natural environment – with its dry-stone walls, cactus, olive and carob trees – and the interiors.

The Property

Close contact between the dimensions of nature and art are what you feel at Balarte. Here, guests should see the seven concept rooms as seven different means of expression, as well as the rest of the common areas, an exercise for the memory and creativity. They are named according to the concept nourishing its realization: 97015, Vertigo, Reviviscenza, M’oublier, Feeling, The guest’ room and Carillon. They might be seductive, wry or amusing while also melancholic, disturbing and destabilizing. Offered in two different categories, two Superior rooms and five suites, all come with mini-bar, air-conditioning, heating, a verandah overlooking the garden, TV and safe.
The living room is the ideal meeting of cuisine and culture, where the unusual becomes possible. But you won’t expect to experience this fusion and have any meal here except a nice breakfast. This concept is still pending. Reminiscences of the avant-garde define the passageway from the rooms to the lobby with a word-by-freedom work by seven important authors of the Futurism movement. This sense of avant-garde is also given by the lobby area, where names of forgotten Sicilian artists from every field cover the soft red wall and opposite a glass window open the lobby to the countryside.

The Area

Despite its imperfections, you’ll recognize the attempt at a perfect blend of cuisine and culture with a gourmet scouting expedition of the area: cheese, wine, extra virgin olive oil, pasta, chocolate and a sweet delicatessen, simple home-cooking trattoria and Michelin star restaurants. This is a blessing for foodie-travellers. In the meanwhile, explore the exquisite UNESCO Baroque towns of the area: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Noto.


Garden yes Daily clearing yes Air conditioning yes
Heating yes Breakfast included yes Mini bar yes
Restaurant yes Satellite TV yes Pool no
Hydromassage pool no In-room safe no In-room internet access/Wifi no
Spa/Wellness centre no Laundry service no Walk to shops/restaurants no
Parking yes Kids accteped yes Dogs accepted yes


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The hotel is open all year round.


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