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Casa Alveston

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Posted: 21 Sep, 2018
by: Mackey I.
Updated: 21 Sep, 2018
by: Mackey I.

Casa Alveston is a lovely little town-house in the town of Modica (Basa) in the province of Ragusa in southern Sicily.

The baroque architecture in the town is reflected in the houses and Casa Alveston is no exception.  Built off a main road about 5 minutes from the centre of the town, the house - with marble flooring throughout - has a ground floor with the main bedroom and shower-room (complete with shower, toilet, bidet and hall) and a stairway takes you to the open-plan kitchen/diner.

The kitchen is small but well equiped. It runs of a gas hob with no oven - but Italian food rarely needs one - with a fridge-freezer and combination microwave and grill.

The dining room has a modest table and four chairs and the lounge consists of a Chateau Dax setee/bed next to a window that overlooks the street with a great view of the Gierri Bridge.

With a small toilet next to the kitchen area, the adjacent stairs lead to the terrace furnished with a table and six fold-away chairs where you can enjoy a glass of wine and the night sky, or coffee / breakfast with the swallows in the morning (the swallows nesting in the roof of the adjacent house you are entertained by the lovely tweets of happy birds swooping and swishing around in small groups - "Rondini regatzi" as we call them.