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Casa a Ortigia This property has been verified by our local team in Sicily Apartments in Sicily in Siracusa

Description

Perfect for a short city break in the sun, Casa a Ortigia is a contemporary two-bedroom villa with a secluded roof terrace, situated on the waterfront on Syracuse’s atmospheric Ortigia island. The sea is just moments away and there are some wonderful beaches to the south of Syracuse but the main highlight of this location is the incredible history and architecture of this atmospheric city.

Spacious and stylish, the newly-refurbished villa is filled with natural light and fresh sea breezes, with polished wooden floors running throughout the house and several rooms looking directly out over the sea. On the ground floor, there is a dining-room with a double height ceiling and, accessed via a few steps, a bright, modern living room, with doors leading out to a small standing balcony. The kitchen is well-equipped, with a breakfast table, and double doors on to a second balcony.

The two double bedrooms are extremely roomy. The first of the two, together with one of the bathrooms, is on the ground floor. The main staircase leads up to the double bedroom and en suite bathroom on the first floor, and to a small roof terrace, with a table, chairs and umbrella, which is the ideal spot for an early morning coffee or for soaking up some rays at the end of a busy day.

Just across the road from the villa, a public sunbathing platform has direct access into the sea. There is also a pebbly beach less than 10 minutes’ walk away. 

  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Size100-200 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Catania
  • PoolNo
  • Air ConditioningYes
  • InternetYes
  • Wash. machine Yes
  • DishwasherYes
  • BarbecueNo
  • JacuzziNo

The area

Situated in the very heart of Ortigia, the historic centre of Syracuse, the villa is perfectly placed for exploring everything there is to see in this exceptional city that was the home town of Archimedes and, for many years, was one of the four most significant cities of Ancient Greece. Stroll through the maze of narrow lanes and streets until you reach the magnificent honey-hued Piazza del Duomo, the island’s nucleus. Here, you can visit the Duomo, the Palazzo Beneventano and the church of Santa Lucia. The 13th century Castello Maniace, the Fonte Aretusa and the food market on Via de Benedictis are just a few of the other local attractions.

Syracuse’s vast archaeological park, comprising a Greek theatre, a Roman amphitheatre and several caves, is one of the city’s principal magnets and if you are visiting between May and July, you can take in a live performance of a Greek drama at the theatre. For fans of baroque architecture, the towns of Noto and Palazzolo Acreide are within easy reach, with Ragusa and Modica a little further away.

For beach-lovers who want to explore the wonderful sandy shores along Sicily’s south east tip, there are several options. To the south of Syracuse, Arenella beach and the long stretches of fine golden sand and crystal clear water at Fontane Bianche (15km from Syracuse) are great for families. Further south still, the hidden bays that border the Vendicari nature reserve, are slightly further off the beaten track, with few facilities but gorgeous powder-soft sand and translucent water.

Just next to the rear entrance to the house, there is a lovely cafè which also offers an in-villa daily breakfast service on request. 

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Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Couples and honeymooners
  • Families with children
  • Flexible stay
  • Total relax
  • Day area
  • Blender
  • Bookshelves
  • CD-IPOD player
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Dishwasher
  • Drinkable water
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Night area
  • Baby bed
  • Baby cot
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Exteriors
  • Deckchairs
  • Direct access to beach
  • Other amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Car not essential
  • Central heating
  • Highchair
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Beach within 1 km
  • Catania Airport within 100 km
  • Close to a town
  • Comiso Airport within 50 km
  • Palermo Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 4 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
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weekly cost
(€)
minimum stay
07/01/2017 14/04/2017 142 1000 4
15/04/2017 16/06/2017 185 1300 4
17/06/2017 07/07/2017 228 1600 4
08/07/2017 25/08/2017 314 2200 4
20% OFF the price stated 26/08/2017 22/09/2017 228 1600 4
23/09/2017 20/10/2017 185 1300 4
21/10/2017 05/01/2018 142 1000 4


Refundable security deposit euro 300.
The upper floor bedroom is available for guests booking up to 4.
Car parking at 10 min. walking euro 30 per week
No smoking property.

Activities and excursions

Wine tasting and vineyard visits
  • 2 HOURS
  • EASY
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Boat and sailing trips in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • EASY
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Culture-seekers in Sicily
  • FULL DAY
  • EASY
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Water-based adventures in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
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Review
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average on 4 review

Ian R.
19-07-2017 -

Casa a Ortigia is stylish, spacious, conveniently located on the waterfront opposite the swimming area and within short walking distance of restaurants, shopping and amenities. The owners have filled the apartment with comforts and conveniences. It represents excellent value for money and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ortigia.

Paul M.
03-06-2017 -

Apartment had lots of space, very well equipped and views fabulous. Service was first rate, website is good and communication before and during trip were great.

Donna I.
11-05-2017 -

The house was easy and quick to book online through Wish Sicily. The house manager, Roberta, was an amazing hostess - often responding to us within minutes. Roberta greeted us when we arrived with wine and some basic groceries (bread, eggs, milk, fruit). She could not have been more accommodating with information, recommendations, communication - anything we needed. It was not a problem that Roberta was required to ask for a 300 euro cash security deposit when we arrived (100% of which was returned when we left), but a heads up from Wish Sicily about this policy would have been helpful ahead of our arrival, as we don't usually carry much cash on us when we travel. The house was lovely, comfortable, spacious, tasteful, clean, quiet and the location safe and superb. It is a perfect place for a couple using just one of the bedrooms, or for two couples or a small family using both bedrooms. It was a joy to go out every morning on the eastern side of the building - we never tired of starting the day by the seaside. Thanks for a wonderful accommodation, and especially for Roberta's superb service.

Oliver K.
25-04-2017 -

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful atmosphere. We enjoyed the warm weather we had already in April. The view to the sea is fantastic, especially because we come from the mountains of Bavaria. Thank you so much. Oliver, Sylvia and Sophia.