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Located in the historic center of Modica close to the Cathedral of San Giorgio, Hortus is a gorgeous retreat with mediterranean garden and is the result of an important restoration project of an ancient building dating back to the half of the 16th century, aiming at the realization of a niche tourist structure. When I discovered it, the property had been completely abandoned for a long time: hidden behind the high border walls, besides an old rusted iron door, stone ruins invaded by plants had been living close to a secret terraced garden where fig, pomegranate, medlar, mandarin and orange trees spontaneously were growing together...
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