Boat tour of the island
Gulf of Syracuse, right on the sea

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Charming big room, with private bathroom and front terrace overlooking the sea and passeggio lungomare Alfeo

The space

Right on the marina of Archimedes and the Lungomare Alfeo, this beautiful home with charming little front garden right on the sea is situated next to the best restaurants and pubs and in the hart of the old town of Syracuse right by the Piazza Duomo, Fonte Aretusa and Castello Maniace. The house is called Les Miroirs D'Archimedes, as the owner, a charming lady who has travelled across the world, speaks perfectly italian, french, english, german, understands spanish and is a passionate of architecture. She was using this famours mirrors as windows for the house. Beautifully decorated, the apartment marries the ancient walls of a dammuso(1400 ac) constructed on the ancient walls of the town (200 bc) to modern pieces of furniture.
A shuttle takes you from the front door to the parking of the island or the train and 'interbus' station. (NOT active at the moment)
Continental breakfast till 9.30 is not included but possible (7€ p/p), after that time you can take it at the bar next door, 20 m. away, in front of the sea and Fonte Aretusa or near the Piazza Duomo at the Bar Minerva).
You can book a brunch the day before (15€ each)
a market tour 25€ every two persons,
you can also take a cooking course (75€ each) or book a private dinner in the front garden ( 25 to 35€ each).
An exclusive lunch or dinner on a sailing boat for a half day trip (morning or evening) is also available.
Therapy and massages are also available on demand either on board of the sailing boat (....) or at home (50€)
You can also book a session of Relaxman, a 50 minutes therapy wich includes 5 therapies and relax as night of deep sleep: the best to recover from jet lag!
You can book a guided tour of the island and coast...
rent a bike or a canoe, ask for a massage or an hour of therapy or coaching session (life or work): Undoubtedly you will spend an unforgettable vacation!

Guest access

You come in from Via Maniace, directly at the feet of the staircase going to your room which is at the 1st floor. You will have a big nice room , a bathroom and a little balcony overlooking the sea

Interaction with guests

I'm very open and interested in different cultures.
You have the possibility to get a massage or 50 minutes of RELAXMAN ((URL HIDDEN) or a coaching session, or a guided tout of town or the environments, like Noto, Palazzolo Acreide ( all Baroque towns) or natural reserves.

Other things to note

The too is big and the terrace big enough for three people. If you rent the room please do not expect to have access to the whole house.
Sometimes, depending on the contact estabilished I do share living or front terrace with some guests.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people $37 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $37
Security Deposit $246
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price $62 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 1PM - 6PM

Respect and politeness. Please the whole house is non smoker.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

98 Reviews

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Russell User Profile
September 2017
We booked a room only. It was in a perfect position overlooking the sea. We didn't see much of Adriana but when we did she was friendly and willing to share her local knowledge. Just be aware that the idyllic balcony photo is not your balcony, as you do not share the main part of the house. Our balcony, though providing a beautiful view, had no plants and no shade from the hot afternoon sun. There were a few small details lacking, such as enough clean cups & glasses. However, the beauty of the place made all this seem insignificant and we left with a good feeling.

Cédric User Profile
June 2017
Idealistically located in the most picturesque and romantic part of Ortigia, Adriana's love-nest is an unmissable stop when in Syracuse!

Jinyue User Profile
June 2017
Excellent apartment with 2 dogs.And the great location near the sea. Affordable price and wonderful view to see the bay.

Margaret User Profile
May 2017
This is a historic palazzo that was renovated on the coast (lungamare) in Ortigia. I loved the historic building and its ideal location. Adriana filled the place with artifacts from around the world. It is a half block from the famed Fonte Aretusa, and only a few minute walk to Piazza Duomo and Castello Maniace. The free electric bus stops at Fonte Aretusa. The large room where I stayed has a beamed ceiling, stone arch entry, and a private terrazza approximately 10 ft by 12 ft. with table and chairs and spectacular unobstructed views of the bay. Adriana and her family speak English, French and Italian fluently. They were friendly and helpful.

Christopher User Profile
March 2017
You could not pick a better spot. You can sit on your private balcony and watch the sun set over the water. Amazing. Adriana was away and her son took care of us, which was super helpful. Highly recommended.

Mark User Profile
October 2016
Can any one make you any more welcome... I doubt it! Adriana and her family welcomed us into their wonderful home in such a wonderful position. Sadly we only had 3 nights in Syracuse... a wonderful town. Her house is in one of the best locations in the Ortega... parking is difficult... but be persistent and you will find a space... look in the middle of the day... there are more spaces then. On the day we left, we had to get to Pozzallo on a Sunday to catch a ferry to Malta and there were no trains or busses (poor planning on my part). Adriana organised a driver to take us... at a very reasonable rate. Thank you Adriana and family!

Daniela User Profile
October 2016
Adriana was a wonderful host. Her home is unique and full of character. It is perfectly located to wander the streets of the old town and enjoy views of the water front. Adriana was very helpful arranging our arrival and departure, and ensuring we had everything we needed, including helping to organise a lovely boat trip. She also does some amazing treatments which I would highly recommend!

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Adriana User Profile

"Non invidio a Dio il Paradiso perché sono soddisfatto di vivere in Sicilia"
amava dire l' imperatore FEDERICO II passeggiando nei suoi giardini di limoni e ammirando il mare....
I love the place where I live, and I love to share experiences.
I'm easy going and friendly. I like to have people around and mostly I like my home. As myself I've been traveling a lot,in Europe, the States and Asia, I wish other people to feel at home when they are here.
I'm mother of twins, coach, therapist, mental trainer and mentor.
During your stay you can make therapy, have a massage or a coaching session. You can combine holiday and wellbeing;-)
I love traveling, getting to know different cultures, architecture and interior design.
I love cooking, mostly here in Sicily, it's so beautiful to go to the market and pick up the best produces to prepare delicious specialities, sicilian, italian....thai;-) but not only.
I wish my guests 'experience' Ortigia, Siracusa and the south east coast of Sicily, I help them find the best places to eat, to listen to some music, the nicest spots to see, on foot, by bike, canoe or boat.... 'to feel the magic' of this place, enjoy their stay and spend a real, unforgettable holiday.
I'm an holistic therapist, you can have private stages, group courses, coaching sessions or a therapy. From this place you can relax and contemplate life as it goes on.
You can ask me to cook a typical sicilian dinner or to eat organic food, book a a market guided tour, or guided tours of the south east region and places around here, connect with interesting people. You can do art , be active outdoors, in the sea or enjoy peace and quietness.
To relax you can also book a session of RELAXMAN (see and have a 50 minutes session of relaxing experience, 5 therapies and the equivalent of a night of sleep rest, all in one!

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

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