About this listing
A small apartment in a great location to visit Syracuse. It's 10min walk from train/bus station and Ortigia, 5min from sea. Washing machine. Possibility to eat outside in the courtyard. Free use of bicycles . Wi-Fi. Free parking in the street.
Small house for 2 persons near the historic center of Ortigia,
Everything that can serve in a small space: kitchenette, refrigerator, laundry room with washing machine, bathroom with shower, courtyard with table and chairs. WiFi on request.
The sea is about 200 meters away with the possibility of bathing. Nearby there are pizzerias, bars, restaurants, takeaways, pubs. Ortigia can be reached on foot in about 10 minutes. We are close to the sanctuary, the train and bus station, the archaeological park and museum "Paolo Orsi". You can park easily and for free on the road near the house. You can use my bikes for free. Near the house there is a cycle path of about 6 km of gravel road near the sea.
Guests have a whole apartment to themselves. The use of the table in the courtyard and the use of bicycles are shared with my guests of the other apartment near.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are welcomed like old friends. I'm glad to help them spend a great vacation. I can tell them where to eat, where to go to sea.
Our neighborhood is called "Borgata", we are in the old part of the city opposite the island of Ortigia, near the small port of Syracuse. Finding parking is very easy, and often you can park near the entrance of the house. Here seems to be in a small town within the city, it can feel the atmosphere and the customs of the old Sicily, and the cost of living is lower than that of Ortigia. From the small port you can find a boat that take you in a few minutes to Ortigia. You can easily go to Ortigia on foot or by bicycle or with a mini bus. We are also close to the archaeological site, where in May and June you can watch the ancient tragedies staged in the theater greek. At 10 meters from the house you can pray in the place of the miracle of the Madonna of the tears. Nearby there are pizzerias, restaurants, bars, ice-cream shops, take-aways, pubs, gyms, pharmacies, mini-market, shops.
The sea is just 200 meters. Near the house there are areas equipped for bathing. With a walk of a few minutes you can reach the areas of tourist interest, the railway station and the bus station for suburban and beaches. A cycle path begins 150 meters from our house and has about 6 km of gravel road near the sea.
Other Things to Note
I can I use my car to take guests wherever they want. If you have any particular request don't esitate to ask me.
-Please smoke outside
-Please do not waste electricity: turn off the air conditioning when you go out, do not keep the doors open with the air conditioning turned on
-Do not switch on two or more high-power appliances (hair dryers, air conditioners, washing machine, etc.).
The use of more high-power electrical equipment may put an end to the supply of electricity.
-Please don't make noise during the hours of rest of the neighbors
It was an absolute pleasure to discover Siracusa at Salvo's house ! He came to fetch us when we were lost and showed us around the minute we arrived: thanks to him we discovered really nice beaches, bars, restaurants and places to go. Whenever we had a question we could text him and he would answer immediately. The house was clean and well equipped, and the location great. Thank you very much for everything Salvo! Grazie per tutto !!
L'appartamento è molto comodo e grazioso, con tutto il necessario per sentirsi a casa e a pochi passi da Ortigia, il centro di Siracusa! Salvo è una persona molto ospitale e simpatica, ottimo referente anche per la movida siracusana! Consigliatissimo!
L'esperienza a siracusa nella casa di salvo è del tutto consigliabile piccola ma con tutto il necessario per il soggiorno. Si trova in un ottima posizione e grazie anche alle biciclette messe a disposizione, il centro di ortigia si raggiunge in un attimo! Se avete una macchina, si trovano parcheggi gratis comodamente davanti casa! Salvo è una persona molto carismatica che si è resa molto disponibile sin da subito!!
Salvo and his wife were very welcoming and provided a relaxing space with lots of bonuses, like the kitchen and space to do laundry. We enjoyed our stay.
Grande salvo! We spent a really good Time at your place. Small, very clean and efficient for two persons. The big plus was To have the two bicycles To ride all around Ortigia. Salvo collect is at the station even late due To the delay of the train and that was very very Nice after a long trip. Super hôte. We deeply recommand his home To stay in Syracusa. Thanks again Salvo :)
Séjour de 2 nuits très agréable à Syracuse, logement fonctionnel avec chambre, petite cuisine et salle de bains. Petite cour très appréciable avec possibilité de manger dehors. Accueil chaleureux de Salvo et sa femme qui n'hésitent pas à donner des conseils sur les visites à faire. Encore merci!
Salvo is a nice man. When we arrived he walked with us to the Ortigia and showed us places where we could eat. This appartment is near the train/bus station (I think 10 min by walk). It is nice to have the whole appartment to ourselves though there are two things I'd like to point out. First - toilet - I don't know who designed the bathroom but it is impossible to sit on a toilet properly (legs won't fit) since it is just in front of the shower. Second - when we first entered the appartment (which wasn't ventilated) a smell of gas surprised us. There is a gas bomb outside - in a small terrace - which is connected to the stove inside. It was much better when we ventilated the appartment and kept the door open at night. The other day I told Salvo about this. He explored the appartment with us and said he does'n smell anything (and I believe him). He switched off the gas bomb anyway for us and since then no smell at all. So nothing to be afraid of. Salvo is nice man who will try to help you if there is a problem. The appartment has a washing machine, wi-fi and air-conditioning.
We preferred to have a small bathroom to also have a laundry area. By opening the shower doors inward we get some space, but I understand that a tall person may find uncomfortable.
I do not think that the smell you heard may have been caused by a gas leak. A gas leak is always there, is not occasional.
There were other guests in the following days and the problem has not recurred. Maybe we just had to ventilate the room.
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About the Host, Salvo
allegro e malinconico, ricco di passioni e di voglia di vivere, sognatore, ironico, disilluso, razionale, sensibile, discreto, rispettoso della libertà e degli spazi altrui, umile ma con buona considerazione di se, passionale.