About This Listing
The HOUSE BARONE is a totally independent apartment on the second floor of a beautiful historic building in Ortygia.
The property was recently renovated, fully furnished with new furniture and equipped with air conditioning, radio and television in two rooms, hair dryer, microwave, crockery and cookware.
It has a kitchen, living room with a bunk bed and sofa bed, double bedroom in mezzanine, bathroom with shower.
The two balconies overlooking a stunning view of the Temple of Apollo, one of the most important monuments of Ortigia.
Near the apartment you can enjoy all the services that allow you to spend a wonderful holiday full of fun, relaxation and culture in this unforgettable island such as bars, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias, taxi service, solarium, car rental, inflatable and bicycles, boat tours, shopping, laundry, night clubs, etc. ..
Ortigia is a small island in the southeastern Sicily on which stands the historical center of Syracuse, a city that has been recognized as "World Heritage" by UNESCO.
The city's nightlife is concentrated on this island, which is the reference point for the young and for those who enjoy walking in these places rich in history, where there are the most important monuments of this ancient city founded by the Greeks among the such as the Duomo, the Fountain of Arethusa, the Temple of Apollo, the Maniace Castle, the Palazzo Bellomo, and the Abbey Church of Saint Lucia.
Inland it is pleasant to walk and use the small bus-shuttle.
Price is renting the whole apartment and the services included are body wash, dish detergent, sponges, water, gas and power.
Possibility of use of the terrace
No smoking inside the apartment.
Switch off the air conditioning when you are not at home.
Throw the garbage before leaving the apartment.
Do not leave the umbrella on the terrace open while your absence.
Just wonderful! Sebastiano and Lucia were very friendly and helpful with lots of useful recommendations. There was even a list of favorable restaurants and some travel guide books for further information. The apartment is ideally located, at the entrance to Ortigia, free street parking can be found around the corner. There is a bar/cafe downstairs and a street market across the road where you can buy fresh food for cooking. The apartment itself was recently refurbished and very clean.
The kitchen was well equipped and basic groceries for cooking and breakfast including a bottle of tasty wine were provided! Access to the bedroom over a bridge/stair construction is unusual but it is very quiet downstairs at night. Highlights are definitely the two small balconies and the private roof terrace with a great view at the Apollo Temple.
Sebastian and Lucia are a lovely couple and contributed to a very enjoyable week. Simple instructions to reach the apartment from Catania airport using public transport were provided ahead of the trip and we were greeted upon arrival. The apartment was simply furnished but complete for our needs and the use of the roof top terrace was a special bonus. The location of the apartment is superb, being just a short stroll to the many bars and restaurants of the wonderful old town of Ortygia. Despite its central location it is very peaceful for sleeping and we thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed week in the sunshine!
I can only send my warmest recomandation for staying at Lucias place. She is a great host and we felt safe from the first correspondance. She answered quickly and she was available for any questions. The apartment felt fresh and clean and she had also left us a welcome greeting which made us feel at home:-).The location is close to a local market, with seaview(from two sides) from the apartment and a historic sight just outside the window. The area is cozy and the atmosphere is authentic with its sounds from the local market and cafees. Furthermore there are great restaurants in the area(lucia gave us the suggestions). Ps 50m from the door we found a great fishrestaurant with excellent seafood and service.
Alles war prima!
Der Kontakt zur Schlüsselübergabe war sofort da.
Eine sehr nette Familie, die in der Nähe wohnt. Das Appartement hatte eine super Lage, mitten im Viertel, gegenüber Richtung Meer einen täglich tollen Markt.
Das Appartement war sehr sauber und bietet alles was man braucht.
Ich kann dieses Appartement nur weiterempfehlen.
Lucia and her family were very welcoming. The apartment is beautifully located with wonderful views, well equipped and very comfortable. We will definitely book it again and recommend it to family and friends.
We found our hosts welcoming and helpful although at first they didn't hear the bell ring when we arrived! The appartment was clean with an excellent kitchen and good air conditioning. The position was very good, close to everything including a marvellous market and pattisserie! Only 2 drawbacks: The shower is tiny and not ideal for anyone of large stature. Also, if sleeping in the lounge rather than downstairs, the noise from occasional entertainment from the building opposite can't be shut out even with windows closed. The main bedroom on the lower floor was however nice and quiet. We really enjoyed our visit.
Lucias flat is the ideal place for a visit in Syracuse. It was very tidy and clean. Lucia welcomed us very friendly and gave a detailed explanation of the flat and several tips for our stay in Syracuse. We can recommend it without any limitation to everybody who wants to spend his holydays in Ortigia. Ortigia is a very nice place.
About the Host, Lucia
Ciao a tutti sono Lucia, ho 40 anni, sono mamma di Gianluca e Claudia e moglie di Sebastiano.
Come si dice da queste parti sono una siracusana “do scogghiu”, sì, perché è così che i siracusani veri chiamano Ortigia: lo scoglio.
Sono nata e ho sempre vissuto in Ortigia, tranne nel periodo degli studi universitari che ho trascorso a Milano.
Siracusa è la mia grande passione. Sin da piccola percorrevo le sue viuzze mano nella mano con mio Nonno, che mi faceva ammirare e amare i suoi palazzi, le sue chiese, i suoi monumenti, raccontandomi la sua storia.
Mi è capitato spesso di ospitare i miei amici a Siracusa e sono sempre riuscita a trasferire loro l’amore per la mia città.
Mi piace viaggiare; il mio ideale di viaggio è un viaggio lento, senza aver fretta di arrivare alla meta.
Mi piace assaporare i luoghi con calma, conoscere le persone che li abitano, scoprirne i sapori, i profumi e i colori.
Nel tempo libero ascolto musica, pratico sport, ma soprattutto gioco con i miei bambini.
Sarò lieta di avervi miei ospiti.