Welcome to our wonderful traditional apartment, located in the centre of Syracuse. A 5 minute walk from Piazza Santa Lucia and a 20 minute walk from the historic town island of Ortigia.
The apartment is complete with a rear balcony and has access to a terrace that overlooks the sea with a panoramic view. You can see Ortigia to the right in some of our photos.
Our city apartment is on the 2do piano of a traditional and authentic Sicilian apartment building with historical value. The apartment itself has been renovated in 2017 to a beautiful 70m2 living space with master bedroom, living room (with sofa-beds), kitchen and bathroom.
The rooms boast marble floors, dry stone walls, chandeliers and local paintings, artwork and pottery. Wifi is accessible in all rooms and air conditioning/ heating is fitted in both sleeping quarters.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, wardrobe and access to the balcony where you sit at the table to have your morning coffee or evening wine in the sunset.
The kitchen is equipped with fridge, gas stove, electric oven and grill, electric kettle, 2 x caffe mochas, plates, glasses, cups and cutlery. Basic cooking ingredients such as oil, salt, pepper and coffee are available in the apartment.
The bathroom has a rain shower, two sinks, toilet, bidet, washing machine, hairdryer, clothes drying rack iron and ironing board. We provide toilet paper, linen and towels for your stay.
The rest of the apartment building is due to be refurbished and brought up to date so this is the last chance to stay in the old traditional building before work begins!
Our terrace, also due to be refurbished, offers a panoramic sea view looking out over to Ortigia.
You have access to the master bedroom with rear balcony, the bathroom, the kitchen and the lounge (which can sleep 3.
Interaction with guests
The apartment is our family apartment where we frequently stay throughout the year. When we are not there, it is available for you to stay and enjoy the entire apartment to yourselves. Our local friend looks after the apartment to prepare it for your arrival and will check you in and out and even give you a city tour if you require.
We can also email you plenty of information for your stay, such as the whereabouts of the bakeries and local wine shops, the best restaurants, the ancient Greek sights or information about other towns and attractions to visit during your stay.
Other things to note
We have two pebble beaches on our doorstep, accessible by the main road. If you are driving, its only a 20 min drive from our apartment to the sand beaches at Fontane Bianche and Avola.
Welcome to our home and thank you for choosing to stay with us!
To check in, please contact Massimo on +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). He speaks both English and Italian.
Things to note:
Please lock both front doors to the apartment. The glass door at the top of the stairs and the wood framed door to the living room.
If you use the air conditioning, you will need to empty the water buckets on a regular basis. The air conditioning will be more efficient if you close the windows and doors.
Please turn the cooking gas off at the cylinder after use.
The rear roller shutter can be opened all the way but requires the rope to pull it down when you close it.
Rubbish can be put in the large green bins on the street outside the front of the house and around the corner to the right.
If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact Massimo who is available to look after your needs during your stay. +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
If he is unavailable you can also contact me by this email or on +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
We hope you have a fantastic trip!
Ben & Anna