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 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.
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
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.
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).
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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