Talía is a fascinating place, an island on the island, where harmony is the main protagonist, thanks to the meticulous restoration by the two owners, Marco Giunta and Viviana Haddad – a couple of young married architects from Milan who decided to live in Modica choosing slowliving over city life.
The restoration of the rooms has been inspired by the unique features of Arabic houses in the Medina providing peaceful spaces in the heart of a busy town. Like a Moroccan riad, rooms in Talia are independent and do not communicate, but they all face the central garden which is an important element of the space and a place for encounters.
Great attention has been given to the choise of materials, which are natural, ecological, and, above all, typical of the Sicilian tradition: stone walls, lime plasters, cane roof, stone and polychrom tiled floors.
The countryside near Modica is characterized by stone walls, olive trees and carobs. Nearby there are the towns of Ragusa, Caltagirone, Scicli, Ispica, Noto, Siracusa, the seashores of Sampieri, Marina di Modica, Marina di Ragusa, the Natural Reserve of Vendicari, Marzamemi, Kamarina. There are as well many oenological and gastronomic specialities in this area: the wine Nero d’Avola, the cheese Ragusano DOP, the oil of Frigintini, the tomatoes of Pachino and the famous chocolate of Modica. For those who like sports, it is possible to windsurf, kitesurf, sail, horseride, fish and even light flying.