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Travelling south is not just a geographical experience, it is also an interior journey, because south has always been the direction leading to the soul, to the discovery of oneself.
Situated in the heart of the Val di Noto, the cradle of painters, borderland and a mooring for culture, Southern Souls offers charming tourist accommodation in a period house with an enchanting view over the historical centre of the delightful Baroque town of Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A place where passion for art meets respect for the environment, a place designed to welcome the traveller, whether journeying afar or within, who is looking for tranquillity and wide horizons.
Southerns Souls is where old and new emotions discourse together, where you’ll find elements saved from the old house and where ecology, contemporary art and urban design also have their place. Inside works of art are on display alongside objects retrieved from the old house, such as a part of the old door with its rich weight of history, or the bedside tables made from old slabs of pitchstone. The building is elegant and welcoming, with minimal environmental impact, designed for visitors sensitive to ecology and art.
Southern Souls for the environment
In order to save water taps are fitted with flow reducing valves, while rainwater is collected, as in former times, and used for flushing the toilets on the lower floor of the house. The water storage tank is hidden from view to avoid the visual impact of roof storage tanks.
The contract with Edison-LifeGate guarantees that the electricity supply comes from renewable sources with Zero® Impact, and is certified by RECS International. Household appliances and lighting are energy efficient. Traditionally styled wooden shutters, double-glazing and inverter heat pump air-conditioners mean comfort with energy savings.
Separate containers for various types of rubbish are provided as the municipality operates differentiated refuse collection. It is important that both managers and guests actively seek to reduce the amount of refuse produced and keep it correctly separated.
Preference is given to local materials, such as artisan Sicilian terra cotta and pitchstone, while various elements have been retrieved from the old house. The cement flooring has been treated with natural pigments and non-solvent resins. The mattresses don’t have springs and bed-bases are wooden in order to reduce magnetic fields. The choice of works of art, furnishings and colours were inspired by a balance of the five feng-shui elements - wood, fire, earth, metal and water - to instil a feeling of well-being and equilibrium in the house.
Southern Souls welcomes you with the traditional sicilian kindness and openness and introduces you to the beauty of the region with passion and competence, ensuring a high quality service during your stay:
- welcoming with chocolate and pastries of Modica
- check-in 2pm-8pm / check-out time 10am
- English spoken by welcoming service
- bed and bath linen changed weekly
Additional services (rates on request):
- internet wireless (USB Key)
- traditional sicilian cooking class
- guided tours, cultural and natural excursions
- late check-in (after 8pm), late check-out (after 10am)
- mid-week cleaning and linen change
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