Our holiday rental is located on the canal that connects the small harbour to the big harbour of Syracuse, overlooking the large square called the Riva della Posta. From its balconies you can admire the fishing boats moored, the sea of the small harbour to the east and the one of the big harbour to the west .
The house can accommodate up to eight people with four spacious double bedrooms, a kitchen stocked with dishes and utensils, a living room with TV, dining table and sofa; two bathrooms, one with tub / shower. The kitchen has a small balcony overlooking a courtyard, always very quiet. Three rooms have a small balcony that look out to sea. In the courtyard there is a parking space for guests (max car lenght 4 meters) and the bus terminal is less than 100 meters away from the apartment. The apartment is located very close to the pedestrian area but outside of it and there are several parking spaces on the square as well. It is located 100m from the colourful market of Ortigia where every morning from Monday to Saturday you can shop for fresh local seafood, meats, fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices, and it is located 100m away from the old market, a venue for exhibitions and events , 200m away from the Temple of Apollo, a fascinating
Greek temple, 350m away from the Marina Promenade, 400 meters away from Town Hall Solarium (free) where every summer some wooden platforms are located, 600m away from the beautiful Piazza Archimede and 800m away from Piazza Duomo.
With a small fee you can rent a 1 baby cot, 1 stroller, 1 table seat and 1 child car seat.
Upon your arrival, we pick you up at the point which you indicate (near railway station, bus station) in Syracuse and take you to the apartment. We will provide you province maps and city maps and a brochure with all the events of the week.
On request we can arrange the transfer from Catania airport and vice versa.
Ideal for those who like move around without car, Ortigia is served with groceries, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, pharmacies and shops for shopping, taxi station, bakery, banks, bus terminal, library, internet point, everything within walking distance.
We had a lovely time in this super spacious appartment in beautiful Siracusa! Girogio's family was lovely and welcoming, and explained everything. The situation of the appartment is ideal: right on Ortigia, but just inside the zone you can still drive to, and there are usually enough parking spaces in front of the house.
The flat is an old flat and has its own vintage charm - we enjoyed it! Thanks to Giorgio and his parents for a few lovely days!
To a Canadian in February, Sicily is a wonderland of sun and warmth. Syracusa is special, and this place is on the doorstep of the most special part of all, the magical island of Ortigia. By all means drive onto the island, but stay at Giorgio's and walk from there.
In some ways it isn't perfect. We weren't told where to take the garbage out to, so after a week there was a lot accumulated in the front hall. There were no instructions how to use a local pay phone, so we couldn't call the owners to ask. The kitchen could have used a good knife for cutting veggies. But all that pales compared to the luxury of a deep bath.
We arrived on a Friday and the next morning we plunged into the fresh food street market only two short blocks away, where the fish being sold was caught that morning. This is a place with a lot of charm, and very worth the experience.
My friends and I had a great time at the apartment of Giorgio and of cours at Siracusa. The flat is an excellent location, it is huge and very comfortable! This is the place to stay while you visiting Siracusa! I reccommend this place to all the travelers. Now book idt. ;-)
A wonderful apartment situated right by the harbour and the old marketplace - good location, spacious rooms in mint condition, and Giorgios sweet father to welcome us. We felt very much at home and would love to come back soon!
An excellent location and we were met by Georgias charming parents. The interior was huge, quiet and very comfortable. A very sucessful two nights was had by all.
We had a great time in Giorgio's wonderful, and spacious apartment. His parents initially greeted us and got us set up. They could not have been more helpful. The location is perfect for seeing the many sights of Ortygia and close to a great cafe for morning treats. It was also set back enough from the street crowds that visit so as to make for a quieter experience. Another major plus was that there was parking across the street that was free. This is the place to stay while visiting Siracusa and Ortygia. Vincent
This apartment is great and we highly recommend it. The location is perfect and everything in Ortigia is easily accessible by walking. Another bonus is the fabulous market just around the corner where you can buy all kinds of amazing food. Giorgio is an excellent host and we were met and assisted with parking In the very busy parking area outside the apartment. Giorgio also provided lots of tourist information including guide books and walking tour maps. We were a group of seven and were easily accommodated in the apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
We had such an amazing time at Siracusa, and Giorgio certainly contributed to this experience. He wasn't in town so his mother went to pick us up at the bus stop, took us to the apartment and provided with all the information with that sweet and characteristic Sicilian hospitality.
The apartment is so big and spacious, and so quiet at night, great location as well and well worth it for the price.
I would certainly reccommend this place to all the travelers coming to Ortigia, most above the aprtment itself, is the warmth given from your hosts that eases your stay and make it even more enjoyable when far away from home!"
Stop browsing and book this apartment. We stayed for 5 days in August 2013 and will certainly be returning. Clean, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped, perfectly located - this apartment is great value. Giorgio's parents, Angela and Carmelo, could not have been more helpful. Lovely view from the front, and car parking (free) in the area immediately outside. There's a marvellous market 2 mins from the front door.
Ortigia is a stunning place, not to be missed. It's relaxed, friendly, safe, and stuffed with history and culture. You can swim off the rocks (about 10 mins walk), take in the architecture, mooch in quirky little shops or lounge about in cafes and restaurants. Wish I was still there!
Useful things to know:
Apartment has everything you might need, from superglue to olive oil. Digital MP3 guide of city provided (website hidden) 2pin USB converter for iphone didn't fit sockets. Buy one in the stalls outside apartment instead. Similarly UK cigarette lighter charger wouldn't fit our Sicilian hire car (Fiat Panda). Get one locally.
Adjacent building, covered in scaffolding, almost put us off. This is renovation of old Post Office into plush hotel. Work has been stalled for months, so nothing going on while we were there. Side of site nearest the apartment is already complete.
It does rain in Sicily, even in August. We had two huge downpours - but not for long. Shut the shutters at night!
Very effective aircon in the two (huge) double bedrooms. The two other bedrooms (one twin bedded, one single) have fans.
Now book it. Enjoy.
The apartment is so nice! You can feel a perfect atmosphere of that Art Nouveau flat!. The flat is very large and very well equiped. The location is perfect, we missed really nothing there. And Giorgio's father and mother are so kind people. They welcomed us in a really kindly way, so smiling, chatted with us, gave us many recommendations of Syracuses - where to go, what we have to visit, which restaurants are that good ones. And Syracusa is an awesome town with many brilliant historical sights, I'm looking forward to my next trip there. Anyway PERFECT!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.