About This Listing
"La Casa del Papiro" (The House of Papyrus) is a fully restored elegant home in historic Art Nouveau building able to comfortably accommodate up to 4 people.
NOTE: For a short description of the apartament, or for some information about HOW to REACH it, WHERE to PARK and ABOUT PRICES, please have a look here below.
This well-situated first-floor apartment is steps away from the Arethusa Fountain and walking distance to major historical sites including Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Bellomo and Tempio di Apollo.
The apartment has a large salon, sitting room with reading loft, eat in kitchen, large terrace, 2 full baths, a master bedroom and a full-height sleeping loft.
If you are only 2 persons but would like to use both bedrooms (one person per room), the price to be considered is the one corresponding to 3 guests.
HOW TO REACH THE APARTMENT
If you are coming by airplane (destination airport: Catania), the best way is to use a bus from Catania Airport to the railway station of Siracusa (last stop), and then a taxi from the railway station to the apartment (10 minutes). The recommended bus company is INTERBUS, but you can also have a look at AST website in case the time table is not matching your needs.
If you are coming by train, the best way is to take a taxi from the train station, it will take around 10 minutes.
If you are coming by car, please be informed that Ortigia is a ZTL (Zone Traffic Limited), and that you cannot enter by car during the following days/time slots: Monday to Friday, from 8 PM to 2 AM (next day); Saturday, Sunday, pre-holiday and holiday, from 11 AM to 2 AM (next day).
WHERE TO PARK
If you can enter into Ortigia it is possible to park the car in the streets around the building, but not in the yellow lines. If you cannot enter it is possible to either park the car for free out of the island (immediately before the bridge) and walk in, or use one of the 3 available toll parking (1 immediately before the bridge, 2 immediately after) which are all at walking distance from the apartment.
Please have a look at the MAP section to know where the parking are, white flags.
Please communicate in advance your arrival time so that it will be possible to properly welcome you.
Please present your IDs or Passports at the check-in in order to allow to register your data.
An appointment has to be arranged to return the keys and check the status of the apartment; please communicate in advance your leaving time.
A complete list of the house rules will be automatically provided at the moment your booking request is accepted.
Cesare's apartment is absolutely beautiful. - a very special place. It is spacious, cool, airy and conveniently located. Although we did not meet Cesare in person, he was extremely hospitable and helpful via email, and his father was on hand to welcome and assist us during our stay. They couldn't have been better hosts. The only downside was that the main bedroom is above the street and we found it very noisy at night, particularly with music from the restaurant across the road. Cesare was very apologetic and offered for us to move into another bedroom, which we did. He also very kindly arranged for his father to bring us some delicious biscotti by way of apology, which was not necessary but much appreciated! Thank you for a lovely stay.
the apartment of cesare is wonderful. we arrived with two young children and immediately felt super comfortable. the kitchen closes at a big terrace, from which one can see the great harbor of Syracuse.
the kitchen is perfectly equipped to provide for themselves and if you have the park system understood in ortigia it is with auto straightforward to move there. the proximity to domplatz we enjoyed very much. we felt really at home and especially our children were always glad to return to the day trips in this cozy apartment.
We were there in October and I can imagine that in the summer is loud at night, but we did not bother.
any small, non smoking notable note here that we had was immediately corrected by cesare from afar.
we felt really well looked after. many thanks cesare and his family!
Cesare - and his parents - were charming and so very welcoming. Their home is beautiful, historic, filled with art and antiques, and utterly Italian. It was very clean and couldn't be more central in Ortigia (which means it's pretty noisy at night, so don't plan any early nights!) - definitely the place to stay if you want to explore its gorgeous streets, enthralling history, daily market, fab shops and endless restaurants and cafes.
Siamo state ospiti per 4 giorni. L'appartamento è in una zona ottimale, a due passi dalla fonte (website hidden) siamo trovate benissimo. Le stanze sono arredante in modo elegante e accurato e sono molto accoglienti. Cesare e la sua famiglia ci hanno accolto e seguito, nella nostra permanenza, con grande disponibilità e gentilezza. Avevamo già trascorso precedenti vacanze in altre località della Sicilia e questa nuova esperienza ha ulteriormente rafforzato il nostro amore per questa bellissima regione.
Die Wohnung ist ein absoluter Traum. Vom Balkon kann man das Meer sehen und zu beiden Stadtstränden ist es ganz nah. Das herrschaftliche Haus ist mitten in der Altstadt und man kann alles zu Fuß machen.
Die Wohnung ist sehr großzügig und ganz wunderbar eingerichtet sowie perfekt ausgestattet.
Die Kommunikation war immer reibungslos und die Übergabe hat perfekt geklappt.
Wir hatten einen herrlichen Aufenthalt und würden gern wieder kommen.
I rented Cesare's apartment for 3 nights in June. Excelent apartment and best location to stay in Siracusa.
Cesare's parents live in the same building and were very welcoming, leaving water,
coffee and fruits in the apartment for our arrival.
Cesare's apartment has two large rooms and very well equiped kitchen. Also perfect to stay if you are travelling with your family.
We contacted Cesare the day before to finalize check-in, he arranged for us to meet with his brother. We were a little early but Cesare was in contact so we got into the apartment without problem. The apartment is grand and beautifully appointed and even more spacious than in the pictures, with large kitchen, balcony, lounge, and several bedrooms all furnished with art and antiques. It was a great base to explore from, staying in Ceasres apartment really added to our enjoyment of Ortigia.
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About the Host, Cesare
After having lived for awhile in the apartments you see listed on AirBnB, I left my own town to move for professional reasons first to Bologna, then to Lyon, and finally to Brussels where I live since December 2014.
Travelling so much has helped me see the importance of staying in a place that feels like home or at least with a "personal" touch, which I found lacking in many of the hotels I stayed in during my own travels.
Having shared the philosophy of AirBnB since I first discovered it, my goal is to try to create for my guests the experience I would like for myself when travelling.
As I live abroad, I manage all the communication with guests while my family takes care of welcoming them and ensuring their needs are met during their stay.
Veniteci a trovare numerosi!
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All you might need during your stay at convenient prices, and at only 200 meters from the apt. Entrance at the corner with Via Roma.Via Serafino Privitera Siracusa Sicilia
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High level restaurant, quite expensive but the quality and service is guaranteed. Great choice of winesVia della Maestranza Siracusa Sicily 96100
Medium-high level restaurant, very nice location in a typical Sicilian dammuso.Via dei Candelai Siracusa Sicily 96100
Small supermarket where you can find all you might need. No need to take the car, 10 min by walking from the apartment.Via Cavour Syracuse Sicilia 96100
10 minutes walking from the apartment. Prices: 2 € per hour. Prices could change, please check before parking.Viale Mazzini Siracusa Sicily 96100
Fresh fishes, fruits and vegetables will impress you with their colours and variety. Incredible prices!Via Trento Siracusa Sicily 96100
Bus service available. Prices: 0,5 € for the first hour, then 1 € per hour. Prices could change, please check before parking.Lungomare di Levante Siracusa Sicily 96100
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