The apartment is located in a strategical area of the town, you can park easily if you arrive by car, it's 5min walk from train/bus station. Fully equipped (wifi,TV, microwave,kettle,iron-steam, AC, heater etc.)
Perfect for a long stay or few days
The flat is located in the city center, in the beautiful island of Ortigia, near the most important shops and the famous daily fish-market and the best restaurants.
The house is composed of three bed rooms, where 6 people can comfortable stay. Every room has heaters and air conditioning, every room has a wi-fi high speed internet connection.
There is also a crib for my little guests.
My guests can use every part of my apartment, the kitchen is fully equipped (microwave, kettle, stove, oven, Hd-Tv, ETC...)
In my apartment you can stay on the little balconies and admire the Big Port (Porto-Grande) and The Small Port (Porto Piccolo), the house is on the last floor of an old historical building.
Interaction with Guests
I'll interact with my guests, if they want.. I like cooking Sicilian dishes and if you want we can go to the daily fish-fruit-vegetables-cheese market, I'll introduce you to the sellers of the daily market, and I'll give you some advices to live like an authentic Siracusano (Inhabitants of Siracusa) and we can organize an original Sicilian dinner.
The area is very quite and people living in the building are very characteristic inhabitants from the southern Italy.
My neighborhood is very authentic, the apartment is located in the historical centre, people living in the building are old nice people living here since they were born. They have always something to tell you about their life and they have lot of free time..In the morning you can listen to my best neighbor, Mr. Mazzarino, singing and listening old Italian songs.. I love him!
The public transport system in Sicily, is very lacking...so you need to rent a car.... but the best way to go around the City is by bike, but take care of car drivers... they are really crazy!!
If you want I can also organize a transfer from the airport.
If you are coming by airplane (destination airport: Catania or Palermo), the best way is to take a bus from Catania Airport to the railway station of Siracusa (last stop).
I recommend "INTERBUS" and "AST" bus companies, if needed, on their website you can check the timetable.
If you're coming by car you can park for free just below my apartment (it's really safe)
If you are coming by train, my house it's nearby the rail station.
If you want I can organize a visit on the Volcano Etna with a guide (a friend of mine)
Other Things to Note
the entire apartment is only for you. If you have any particular request don't esitate to ask me.
The first rule: is relax !
take care of my home as yours.
Third : Please smoke outside.
Fourth: Please turn off the air conditioning when outside.
Fifth: Please throw the garbage away before leaving and clean up the dishes.
check in : 1.00 pm
check out : 11.00 am
For any further information or any problem, please contact me.
You'll have at your disposal my entire apartment and all the comforts (internet wi-fi included, bed sheets, towels etc..) if you have any particular request I'll satisfy it... Also if you want I can arrange a typical Sicilian dinner prepared by me... JUST ASK ME!
Overall great experience. The apartment was clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed. Mario was a great host, offering lots of advice on places to eat and where to go during our stay. We loved his recommendations on places to eat. Everything was delicious.
It was the beat stay in our Sicily trip, thank u Mario for giving us a nice "home" , there is everything u need in the apartment and Mario gave us a map and many informations of the city. Really a great host and warm hearted ! he even helped us to find information after we leave . Highly recommend!!!
We had a wonderful time at Mario´s apartment and in Siracusa. The apartment is big and spacious and nicely kept, three big sleeping rooms, a large bathroom with a good washing machine and it is also wonderfully located close to the old town Ortigia.
The kitchen is very functional, and has everything you need for making nice food from local products.
Although the weather in mid February is a little cold, we found no problems in having a nice temp. in the apartment.
The wifi is working very well to - important with two kids:-)
If you have a car, you´ll have no problems parking close to the apartment for free.
Mario was very helpful in making our stay as good as possible. We would very much like to come back next year if possible.
Un grand Merci à notre hôte Mario, qui nous a reçus comme un membre de sa famille. Nous avons passés une très belle semaine dans son appartement. À recommander sans hésiter! Mille Grazie Mario
The host was incredibly GOOD! Mario is warm, helpful, extremely nice Italian. Very Italian :) What is important he speaks very good English! Showed us what to do, where to go (and where not to go!). The apartment itself is great, warm if needed, beautifully located, equipped with everything You need. Close to everything in Siracusa. I ENJOYED my stay absolutely! 10/10 Pure Recommendation!!!!
Mario è simpaticissimo e molto disponibile per aiutarci durante il tuo soggiorno. La casa è molto bella, ben attrezzata, pulita, e silenziosa. Puoi raggiungere tutto a Ortigia molto facilmente a piedi. Oltre, il riscaldamento funziona bene in ogni stanza. Sono stata solo un giorno, ma spero di tornare presto.
We couldn't have asked for a more gracious and generous host than Mario. Not only was his apartment extremely clean and comfortable but also very well stocked including lovely surprises of Prosecco and chocolates. At every point he went out of his way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. A true gentleman. Our visit to Siracusa could have been disastrous as my wife broke her arm while there. But Mario took us to the hospital, stayed with us during our time with the doctors, returned us home and introduced us to the owners of the lovely osteria across the street for a delightful lunch. He then called several times to check on our progress and insisted on driving us to the bus station at the end of our trip. We have only the highest praise for Mario as a host and for his lovely apartment.
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I love windsurfing, surfing and snowboarding...I'm working in Siracusa in a tax firm, after many years around Italy to become a lawyer I decided to return in Siracusa, for the weather and the sea. I often travel between Siracusa and Milan for work.
I can't stay without sea, I like travelling for windsurfing, know new people from all over the world.
My favourite place is Morocco, Essaouira, I don't know why...
My ideal trip is by a sailing boat around the Greek Islands. My best food are all Sicilian dishes, I love eating fresh fish cooked by my mother...and the "arancine " from the best place in Siracusa by "bar Midolo" close to my house in SIracusa...you have to taste it!!!
My favourite quotation is: “Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.” (Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast)