The South as a direction for the soul, the destination of a journey of self-discovery inside and outside the self. The South of warm Sicilian nights, of intricate works on dry-stone walls, of sunlit baroque geometries sculpted by the light. The South of Val di Noto, birthplace of painters and poets, millennial crossroads and melting pot of Mediterranean culture. Anime a Sud offers a new concept of hospitality in bespoke artistic residences, which combine history and contemporaneity, a passion for art with respect for the environment. In the fascinating town of Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its chocolate and for its spectacular baroque architecture, Casa KIMIYA’ and Residenza HORTUS are the ideal refuge for the sophisticated traveler looking for a Sicily made of intensity, silence and meditation. In Siracusa, on the island of Ortigia, Casa SABIR, opens out on to the colours and aromas of the historic market and on to the blue of Ionian Sea rewarding the guest with a unique experience of the authentic and vibrant Sicily. Take your time. Our residences will be your privileged location to absorb the complex soul of this fascinating corner of the South.

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CASA KIMIYÀ
Modica
RESIDENZA HORTUS
Modica
CASA SABIR
Modica

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JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH

The Cathedral of San Giorgio is only a few steps away from our residences in Modica. Start from this masterpiece of baroque architecture and lose yourself in the silent and decadent charm of the ancient capital of the County, where the stone sculpted by men blends with the rocks shaped by nature. In Siracusa, the second stop that we propose, the layers of history stretch back as far as ancient Greece. Looking out from our property in Ortigia, you will be able to breathe in the scents coming from the market and the sea. And all around is the Val di Noto to explore: beaches, tonnaras and natural reserves.

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EXPERIENCES

Traveling in the South-East of Sicily is an extraordinary experience of flavours and scents. Delight your senses with the black gold of Modica, the famous chocolate whose recipe dates back to the time of Spanish rule. Stop in the best wineries to taste some Nero d’Avola and Cerasuolo di Vittoria, or take in the sounds and voices coming from the market stalls whilst in search of local produce from the sea and the countryside (maybe while shopping with our chef).

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SEASONS

Discover all year round this magical land where nature blends with history and mythology. Don’t miss the unbridled Easter celebrations in the Val di Noto, the evocative classical performances at the Greek theatre in Siracusa between May and June, the feast of San Giorgio in Modica at the end of April and the feast of San Paolo a Palazzolo Acreide at the end of June. Visit the ChocoModica festival in December, or the famous living nativity scene in Cava d’Ispica set amongst the rocks and caves which evoke the biblical Bethlehem…

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