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Palazzo Failla - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    Palazzo Failla in Modica's Old Town is a traditional Sicilian dwelling with only 10 elegantly decorated bedrooms. A four-star establishment, the sophistication and privacy of this hotel makes it particularly popular with couples looking for a short break in Sicily, though it can be used as a stop-off point on a wider touring holiday. From the outside, the Palazzo Failla blends in beautifully with the rest of the town, making it a veritable home-from-home when staying in Modica.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Italian Expressions includes flights, hire-car and accommodation with bed and breakfast. Private transfers are possible.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Room
    From £870 for 3 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • 5 nights for the price of 4
      Receive 5 nights for the price of 4 on stays from 7 January 2018 until 7 March 2018 and from 1 November 2018 until 30 November 2018. Offer is not cumulative.
    • Honeymoon Offer 2018(10)
      Receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Palazzo Failla is a former aristocratic residence bedecked in opulent elegance.

    Hotel description

    Palazzo Failla in Modica is the former home of the Failla family and typifies a characteristically classic, 19th-century Sicilian nobleman’s dwelling. The Hotel is situated amongst the winding stepped streets of the Old Town in Upper Modica, just a few paces from the San Giorgio Duomo and the Castello dei Conti. Original black and white photos of the Failla family and estate books add character and cachet to this aristocratic residence and ornately bedecked in wrought iron, vaulted frescoes, antique furnishings and handcrafted majolicas (ceramics). Palazzo Failla exudes a traditional charm and elegance in keeping with a bygone era. This sophisticated and opulent design carries through to the ten bedrooms, where a range of sumptuous and individually-styled accommodation makes for a most comfortable stay. Jewel in the crown must surely be the Michelin-starred La Gazza Ladra (magpie) restaurant, a modern, monochrome setting for a refined and artistic menu blending skill and sensibility and abundant in seafood. There’s also La Locanda del Colonnello situated nearby, offering a more traditional and rustic yet delicious cuisine and Caffe Blandini, an attractive afternoon tea room by day, transforming into an intimate wine bar as the evening draws in. Sumptuously elegant, yet relaxed and informal, Palazzo Failla is a truly charming Sicilian gem.


    Modica - On Upper Modica’s Via Blandini

    Official star rating

    4 deluxe

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes from Catania airport.

    Closest airport

    Room types

    Palazzo Failla offers 10 rooms, each featuring air conditioning, telephone, complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, radio, safe and mini-bar.
    Single Room
    Superior Room
    Deluxe Room
    Junior Suite
    Relax Room - located in the Dependence annex with private terrace and jacuzzi.
    Deluxe Room - located in the Dependence annex with private terrace
    Superior Room - located in the Dependence annex with private terrace and jacuzzi.

    Extra beds can be added for a supplement.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Michelin-starred La Gazza Ladra restaurant, Hotel restaurant Locanda del Colonnello, Caffe Blandini, garage, valet parking, laundry service, 24-hour room service.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The churches and monuments of Modica, local cooking classes can be arranged, the beaches of the Ragusa coastline 15km away, Scicli’s San Matteo church, Baroque Noto, lovely Siracusa.

    Sports nearby

    Fishing, beaches and water sports.


    Children are welcome at the Palazzo Failla.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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