Very spacious private terrace with old city center viewTerrace with lounge chairs
Penthouse Cordari with Amazing Spacious Terrace
Penthouse Cordari with Amazing Spacious Terrace
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Stylish penthouse in the earth of the center of Syracuse (Ortigia). At 1 minute from the sea, amazing restaurants, delicious street market and ancient greek ruins. You will be delight to spent your meal or taking sun in an amazing spacious terrace and relax in the luminous living room.
If you are interested we can organize:
1 Italian language course at home by a professional teacher
2 Facial care, body care and relax massage at few steps from the apartment
3 Boat trip with our personal boat

The space

The Penthouse Cordari is an intimate 2 Floor apartment that offer to travellers a personal hospitality in Siracusa.
A true Home away from Home.
The brothers Moncada, Francesco (the Architect) and Alberto (the Photographer) decided to transform this old house of 18th century with a contemporary touch and taste.

The travellers can experience a very special place, full of light in the legendary isle of Ortigia.
The building is situated in the area of Bottai, behind the Marina, in Via dei Cordari (Ropemakers), one of the oldest street of the city (750 B.C.) that still conserve the urban fabric of the anchient greek city.
A beautiful place to stay in the hearth of the old center of the city of Syracuse.

The Suite with full service amenities has a private entrance.
The last floor in the apartment offer a quite private terrace for sunbathing, paved with wood, and is facing the bell tower of the medieval church of Santa Maria Dei Miracoli.

Guest access

Alberto that lives in the apartment of the 1st floor will be more then happy to assist you and to help you for everything you need.
If necessary we have a 24h access with a secret digital code in the entrance door

Interaction with guests

Extra towels and extra pillows are available under request.
Please let us know if they are needed

Other things to note

We organize TRANSFER from and to Catania Airport for 70 euros per each way, if you want it just let us know.
If you arrive by car:
The parking in Syracuse is regulated by colors lines painted on the street:
White is free.
Blue you have to pay (normally per hours)
Yellow is just for residents (don’t park your car there).
Almost in front of the apartment there is Parking Marina and cost is calculated
per hour.
We recommend you to park your car in the Parking Talete that is just 3 minutes walking near the street market (please check prices there, unfortunately the policy is changing monthly) or Parking Molo S. Antonio, before the bridge Umbertino. Otherwise I recommend you to park your car for free just before the bridges outside Ortigia or in Piazza delle Poste (3 minutes walking) that is a free parking space.

Before leaving the house, take out your own garbage from Kitchen and Toilet and place it at the recycling points or at garbage points out of the apartment.


Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $74
Security Deposit $369
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

ELECTRICITY is at the maximum allowed already for a private apartment.
Unfortunately in this street we don't have Gas for central heating and water, so everything is working with electricity.
Please be aware while you are cooking to not keep everything ON at the same time (stove, dishwasher, air-condition, washing machine. dryer, boiler, hot water, etc)
Please use few or one equipment per time.
The switch for the hot water is inside the steel closet in the bedroom. Keep it off when using oven and stove at the same time.
The general electricity switch is downstair near the entrance on the right.
During winter time the apartment has 2 gas machines for extra heating. If you are consuming it and you want a recharge we will charge you 30 euros per gas machine. If you use it carefully and not 24 hours should be enough for one week stay. Please use the GAS HEATING and AIRCONDITION carefully without exceeding normal and conscious use.
Unfortunately in March 2015 someone entered in the apartment from the terrace of the neigh-borough, stealing the technological belongings of one of our guests...
We always recommended to close the window, but this is the first and unique time that happened in our place.
Recently the city center has this problem... specially with guest houses.
Syracuse is a very secure place and easy... so you don't have to be worry, but keep your belonging secure and DO NOT LEAVE ANY WINDOW OPEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT INSIDE THE APARTMENT.
You have to be sure, that every time you will be outside of the apartment, you need to secure all the doors and windows (that if well closed are strong and secure).


4 nights minimum stay

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Vlad User Profile
September 2017
Wonderfully designed penthouse in a gem of a location owned by a lovely host who was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to make us feel great during our holiday in Siracusa. A wonderful experience all the way. Many thanks Francesco for everything :-)
Francesco User ProfileFrancesco is a superhost.
Response from Francesco:
Many thanks Vlad it has been a real pleasure to have you here. I really hope to see you again next time in Sicily
September 2017

Margaret User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Francesco's is like being left the keys to a trendy friend's apartment. We felt totally at home from arrival. The location could not be better, it is right in the middle of the old town, with all facilities you could want in the area; however the road itself is quiet. The terrace was wonderful, not overlooked at all and the perfect shaded spot to eat or just lounge about on. Francesco was a very attentive host, responding to all communications very quickly and checking up that we were ok. The accommodation is funky and stylish with all the facilities you could need. This is the kind of place we look for on Airbnb. We absolutely loved it.
Francesco User ProfileFrancesco is a superhost.
Response from Francesco:
Many thanks Margaret for your lovely words. Happy to hear you appreciated our efforts and you enjoy so much our place. We really loved to have you here. It has been a real pleasure to host you. I hope to see you soon next time in Syracuse
September 2017

Dawn User Profile
August 2017
great location, calm street, easy luminous space to live in, comfortable and clean.
Francesco User ProfileFrancesco is a superhost.
Response from Francesco:
Many Thanks Dawn again for staying with us. I'm so sorry we have some difficult in our communication, but I really hope to meet you in person next time you will be in Syracuse and It will be my pleasure to have a coffe with you. My sincerely best wishes Francesco
August 2017

Tony User Profile
June 2017
Great location. Surprisingly beautiful apartment, amazing view from the terrace where my wife and I had classic Italian sweet breakfast. The host was very friendly and helpful. Thanks!

Eileen User Profile
June 2017
Lovely apartment in a fabulous location. The terrace is a gorgeous place to unwind. Great communication from host. Highly recommended!

Emily User Profile
April 2017
The apartment is beautiful, the terrace is amazing and the location is perfect. Ortigia is a lovely place and this is a very special place to stay.

Maciej User Profile
February 2017
The apartment is amazing, modern and it matches the old architecture of the Ortigia. Moreover, it`s got a nice terrace and it`s cosy. I strongly reccommend it .
Francesco User ProfileFrancesco is a superhost.
Response from Francesco:
Many thanks Maciej for staying with us. It has been a pleasure to host you and your family and very happy to hear you enjoyed so much your stay in our place! :-) Greetings to all of you
February 2017

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We are two brother: Francesco (the architect) and Alberto (the photographer) and we are from Syracuse, a place that we really love!
We are globe-trotter and we love to travel.
Francesco have been living in Barcelona, London, Dubai, Oslo, Porto and Rotterdam.
Alberto after studying and living in Milan he decided to come back to our mother land because he like very much to live with the sun and to dive in the Jonian sea the all year!
Francesco will comunicate with you while Alberto (or Camillo , the father) will take care of you in Syracuse and will help you during your stay in Syracuse.
We know which wonderful things Syracuse and South-East of Sicily has to offer and we can only recommend other people travelling here!
We invite you to our HOME and therefore into our LIFE with an authentic living experience, a collection of cosy homes in Syracuse and his surroundings. OPEN HOUSES to share with creative people and travelers in the South-East, one of the most beautiful area of the Island.
In 2010 we started this experience by casualty. Moving from one country to another, we rented our private homes to friends for their holidays in summer. Step by step we enjoyed so much to have guests from any part of the globe and we decided to open permanently our private homes.
We belong to this beautiful Island and we want to share our place and his life with you! We look forward to WELCOME you home.
Come and join us, we'd love to meet you!
Francesco & Alberto

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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