Casa Talia is a redevelopment of several small independent houses that are located within the historical city center of Modica, Sicily. The houses were originally single family homes and are arranged in a circle around a Mediterranean garden. Each room has an entrance from the garden and a private terrace which overviews the historical center of Modica. The project idea was inspired by the typical model of a Moroccan Riad, where traditionally the common spaces or a garden lie at the heart of the house.
Like in a Moroccan riad, rooms in Talìa are indipendent and do not comunicate, but they all face the central garden, which is an important element of the facility and is the place of encounters.
Great attention has been given to the choice 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 philosophy behind Casa Talia is ‘Slowliving’: to enjoy the sweet running of time, to leave behind the daily rhythms of the city. It is the ideal place for people who want to take a regenerating break, who want to be cuddled by the fragrances and flavors of this land, contemplating the wonderful landscape in a quiet atmosphere.
Harmony was the key word for the two owners, Marco Giunta and Viviana Haddad – a young married couple of architects who used to live in Milan but decided to escape to Sicily, choosing the ‘slowliving’.
All rooms, with their colours and atmospheres, refer to Mediterranean places and to the different cultures that marked the Sicilian history. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, safe, tv sat, internet access and fridge.
For more information and bookings you can visit Casa Talia’s website.