About this listing
Charming big room, with private bathroom and little terrace right on the sea and passeggio lungomare Alfeo.
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 (email hidden) next door, 20 m. away, in front of the sea and Fonte Aretusa or near the Piazza (email hidden) 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!
Please do as you would like people to behave in your own house.
The house is part of the ancient fortress of Ortigia, as such it needs and deserves respect...
PLEASE DON'T throw any paper or anything in the toilets!
Adriana var kjempekoselig og ønsket bare at vi skulle trives. VI fikk velkomst prosecco og frukt opp på rommet, og hun hjalp oss med det vi lurte på, om det var restaurantanbefalinger eller annet. En super utleier:-)
Mulig vi ikke leste beskrivelsen nøye nok, men vi trodde vi leide mer enn et soverom med bad og en liten terrasse. Det lå ute bilder av hele huset , med en fantastisk hall, stor stue ,kjøkken og en terrasse i 1.etg.
Da vi ankom fikk vi et rom i 2.etg, god seng og fint rom, men med masse personlige ting på soverommet og badet. Kles skap o.l var ikke noe vi kunne bruke . En liten terrasse i 2.etg med fantastisk utsikt over vannet . Fint for frokost og solnedgang, alt for varmt på dagen og kvelden. En parasoll eller markise hadde vært fantastisk.
Beliggenheten er super, utsikten fra terrassen er fantastisk.
Séjour très agréable à Ortigia. L'emplacement de la maison d'Adriana est parfait pour découvrir l'île.
The location is really good a couple of minutes walk from the duomo. We were the only ones staying in the house during our visit, the rest of the house was closed, so it was a bit dark. Our room wasn't as Nice as the ones on the photos. The bathroom was Nice and renovated. We had a balcony overlooking the sea which was a bit hot (evening sun) but very Nice.
If you Just rent a room (and not the whole house) you Cannot Use the kitchen. So we had Just our room and a small fridge.
Apart from that a nice place in a great location!
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à Syracuse chez Adriana ! Non habitués à séjourner directement dans l'habitation de notre hôte en sa présence, cela s'est finalement très bien passé du fait de la discrétion de celle-ci lors de nos allers et venues. La chambre est superbement exposée face à la mer avec sa petite terrasse privative bien agréable et une superbe salle de bain rappelant la zenitude thaïlandaise ou balinaise! Idéalement située dans le vieux quartier pour s'y perdre à pieds avec délice, la seule difficulté réside dans le stationnement très hasardeux à proximité du logement. On peux devoir tourner un bon moment avant d'espérer trouver une place gratuite disponible. Mis à part ce détail, rien à redire et le français d Adriana a facilité grandement les échanges et discussions que nous avons eu. Merci Adriana !
We fell in love with Ortigia - Adriana's house is in a fabulous position and she is a great person to chat to about all things Sicilian - and much more. This is very much a room in a unique and charming family home and not a B&B that is almost a hotel as were some of the places we stayed in. Adriana kindly let us park in her spot right outside the house which was a huge relief. Don't miss having lunch at Burgio's in the market - ask Adriana!
Adriana is delightful and greeted us readily while her daughter mixed us a welcoming drink.
The house in which the room is located is right on the waterfront at Ortygia, a splendid location. However, we would have expected some personal belongings to have been removed!
Adriana welcomed us with an aperativo in the sun and a very clean and tidy room with a stunning terrace that allows you to people-watch in splendour. We ate out most of the time but could also eat on the terrace over-looking the sea. Had an amazing stay in a very central and picturesque location. Ask Adriana for advice on best places to eat or spend time wandering through the tiny streets to find Siracusa's more hidden place. P.S. GUSTO, Via Roma, is the best icecream!
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About the Host, Adriana
"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 (website hidden)) and have a 50 minutes session of relaxing experience, 5 therapies and the equivalent of a night of sleep rest, all in one!