"Il Loft" (The Loft) is a fully restored airy loft in historic art nouveau building available for single person or couple.
NOTE: For a short description of the apartament, or for some information about HOW to REACH it and WHERE to PARK, please have a look here below.
The apartment is located in Ortigia, a UNESCO heritage site and the historic center of Siracusa, and is steps away from breathtaking seaviews on all sides and the Aretusa Fountain as well as many other cultural attractions.
Apartment features brand new kitchen and bathroom, seperate dining and living areas, and king size bed in sleeping loft.
HOW TO REACH THE APARTMENT
If you are coming by airplane (destination airport: Catania), the best way is to use a bus from Catania Airport to the railway station of Siracusa (last stop), and then a taxi from the railway station to the apartment (10 minutes). The recommended bus company is INTERBUS, but you can also have a look at AST website in case the time table is not matching your needs.
If you are coming by train, the best way is to take a taxi from the train station, it will take around 10 minutes.
If you are coming by car, please be informed that Ortigia is a ZTL (Zone Traffic Limited), and that you cannot enter by car during the following days/time slots: Monday to Friday, from 8 PM to 2 AM (next day); Saturday, Sunday, pre-holiday and holiday, from 11 AM to 2 AM (next day).
WHERE TO PARK
If you can enter into Ortigia it is possible to park the car in the streets around the building, but not in the yellow lines. If you cannot enter it is possible to either park the car for free out of the island (immediately before the bridge) and walk in, or use one of the 3 available toll parking (1 immediately before the bridge, 2 immediately after) which are all at walking distance from the apartment.
Please have a look at the MAP section to know where the parkings are, white flags.
Please communicate in advance your arrival time so that it will be possible to properly welcome you. One hour before to reach the apartment please also send a text message to the number you received after the reservation acceptance.
Please present your IDs or Passports at the check-in in order to allow to register your data.
An appointment has to be arranged to return the keys and check the status of the apartment; please communicate in advance your leaving time.
A complete list of the house rules will be automatically provided at the moment your booking request is accepted.
I had a great experience in Sicily and Cesare's apartment was great - everything as described, fantastic location a few steps from the sea and all the restaurants and sights that Ortigia has to offer. True to Airbnb and Cesare's philosophy, the place felt like home. Cesare's father was super kind and picked us up from the bus station when we arrived. It was very comfortable knowing that he was there should we need anything and Cesare's communication was ultra efficient.
Het appartement is in 1 woord fantastisch!! De beschrijving klopte, meer dan zelfs.
Hij laat niets aan het toeval over, goede communicatie, perfect!
De ruimte is heerlijk, heel luxe, echt een adres om terug te keren!
Persoonlijk, comfortabel, en goed in prijs!
Wij komen zeker terug.
Henk en Yvonne
Cesare was a magnifient host always very thoughtfull and asking if everything was ok with us. The house was very nice and cosy and had everything we needed and the location was perfect.
L'esperienza è stata assolutamente positiva: l’accoglienza non poteva essere migliore: attenta, precisa, discreta.
La casa è, se possibile, ancora più bella e funzionale di quanto appaia nelle foto o nelle descrizioni; l'ubicazione in Ortigia, a pochissimi passi dalla Fonte Aretusa, è straordinaria perché corrispondente a tutte le primarie necessità del turista (le cose “belle”, cioè l’arte e la natura, e - naturalmente - le cose “buone”, il cibo).
All’interno della casa la copertura di rete mobile dei cellulari a volte appare instabile ma per gli ospiti vi è a disposizione un collegamento internet realmente assai efficiente che consente l’utilizzo agevole di tutte le applicazioni.
Anche il parcheggio, qualora non sia possibile lasciare l'auto in prossimità della casa, a causa della chiusura al traffico del centro storico, è piacevole e adeguato: i 10 minuti a piedi per raggiungere le aree di parcheggio libere sono una splendida cura per i 5 sensi…
In sintesi, il problema non è ambientarsi ma andare via !!
Amazing place, wonderful apartments. It's fully consistent with description. It's old town and ground floor, so excursions were just behind the window (was fun). Unfortunately, we haven't seen Cesare himself, but his father was extremely kind: met us, and told everything we need. Moreover, at checkout we got bonus: transfer to railway station :) .
We had a wonderful experience at Cesare's apartment and would happily return. Cesare was an excellent communicator who emailed us regularly to ensure everything was ok. We were met by his parents who explained all we needed to know. The apartment was a good size, fine for sleeping, relaxing and cooking. It is in a fantastic location, close to the sea, shops and not far from an excellent fresh food market.
Cesare's apartment is a great place for exploring syracuse. We would not hesitate in recommending it to others. Thanks Cesare!
Cesare's apartment is lovely and located in a great area with plenty to see and do close by. Cesare and his family are very nice and easy to deal with.
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After having lived for awhile in the apartments you see listed on AirBnB, I left my own town to move for professional reasons first to Bologna, then to Lyon, and finally to Brussels where I live since December 2014.
Travelling so much has helped me see the importance of staying in a place that feels like home or at least with a "personal" touch, which I found lacking in many of the hotels I stayed in during my own travels.
Having shared the philosophy of AirBnB since I first discovered it, my goal is to try to create for my guests the experience I would like for myself when travelling.
As I live abroad, I manage all the communication with guests while my family takes care of welcoming them and ensuring their needs are met during their stay.
Veniteci a trovare numerosi!