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Ortigia Elegance

  • 4 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Full of fashionable design-led flair, this apartment on the island of Ortigia in Syracuse’s historic centre offers comfort, class and beautiful views over ​​Archimede Square and towards the sea. A dark, sophisticated palette is offset by an abundance of natural light streaming in through the French doors. Open these up to reveal a private balcony – the ideal spot to begin mornings over espressos or to end the evening with a celebratory aperitivo. We love the colourful eye-catching artwork decking the walls here too – particularly the large feature piece framing the grand-looking bed that invites an elegant night’s sleep. Factor in the sleek kitchenette and the luxurious bathroom’s rainfall shower and you’ve got everything you need for a carefree Syracuse stay. When it comes to exploring nearby, make a beeline for the stunning Fontana di Diana or visit the nearby Cathedral of Syracuse. You’re also within easy reach of Cala Rossa Beach, as well as the Castello Maniace on the tip of the island.


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What to expect


Highlights

Visit the beautiful Fontana di Diana, a short stroll away

Visit the beautiful Fontana di Diana, a short stroll away

Enjoy an aperitivo on the private balcony at sunset

Enjoy an aperitivo on the private balcony at sunset

Wake up in the elegant bed feeling rested and ready for another day of Syracuse sightseeing

Wake up in the elegant bed feeling rested and ready for another day of Syracuse sightseeing

Start the day with a relaxing soak beneath the rainfall shower

Start the day with a relaxing soak beneath the rainfall shower

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Home truths

    Your host owns multiple apartments in this building, so the exact view and furnishings may vary slightly from the photos

    There's a lift in the building to access the apartment

    At capacity, two guests will be sleeping on the sofa bed in the living area

    A cot, high chair and children's dinnerware are available on request

    As this is a studio apartment, there's no real separation between the living and sleeping areas

    The kitchenette is compact and lacks an oven

    Given the home's central location, some street noise is to be expected

    There's no desk, but the dining table can double up as a laptop-friendly workspace if needed

    The building's entrance is shared with the other residents

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Patio / terrace

Lift access

Kitchen

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 2 beds

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Luggage storage

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • There's no free parking at this home, but you can pay to use the nearby public car park

  • Your host may be able to accommodate a later check-out time for an additional fee

  • Your host can also help arrange a variety of tours and experiences for an additional fee

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Syracuse

At the mention of Syracuse, many people will be familiar with the coastal Sicilian city brimming with Greek and Roman architecture, but perhaps less so with the wider province that shares the same name. It’s a peaceful corner of the island that boasts a magnificent natural landscape – from the long Mediterranean coastline dotted with protected areas and picturesque beaches to the gentle slopes of the Hyblaean Mountains, as well...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the Charming Island of Ortigia

Explore the Charming Island of Ortigia

Discover the beauty of Ortigia, a picturesque island with historic stone buildings, squares, a temple, and a small beach. Wander through the narrow baroque streets, indulge in delicious cuisine at local restaurants, and take in the breathtaking sunset on the promenade.

3 min
Try the Exquisite Cannoli Delights

Try the Exquisite Cannoli Delights

Indulge in freshly made cannoli with a variety of delicious fillings, including pistachio cream and ricotta cheese. The crunchy pastry and unique flavours make Cannoli Del Re a must-try for food enthusiasts.

6 min
Dine at Grand Hotel Ortigia

Dine at Grand Hotel Ortigia

A stately hotel with a rooftop restaurant offering stunning panoramic views of Ortigia. Enjoy professional, hospitable service and a delicious menu of Italian dishes.

4 min
Indulge in Gelato Heaven

Indulge in Gelato Heaven

Gelateria Belfiore Gelato & Cioccolato is a hidden gem for ice-cream lovers. With a wide range of flavours to choose from, including the must-try extra dark chocolate and Diana, this place offers outstanding service and delicious treats.

7 min
Explore the ancient Temple of Apollo

Explore the ancient Temple of Apollo

Dating back to the 6th century BCE, this ancient Greek temple is a fascinating point of interest. Although in ruins, the temple's garden setting adds to its allure.

3 min
Discover the enchanting Arethusa Spring

Discover the enchanting Arethusa Spring

An ancient, storied fountain with papyrus plants and resident waterfowl. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere and witness the mythical love story of Arethusa and Alpheus come to life.

8 min
Dine at Ristorante Retroscena

Dine at Ristorante Retroscena

Experience pure Sicilian cuisine at this comfy and chic eatery in Siracusa. The authentic Italian dishes, warm hospitality, and welcoming atmosphere make it a must-try for foodies seeking quality eats.

5 min
Indulge in Gelato Delights at Gelateria Gusto

Indulge in Gelato Delights at Gelateria Gusto

Hidden in the heart of Ortigia, Gelateria Gusto is a wonderful small gelateria serving delicious, creamy gelato flavors like Pistacchio de Bronte and Mandorla di Avola. Don't miss out on this gem of a cafe for a refreshing treat in Sicily.

4 min
Enjoy fresh sandwiches and sea views at Alimentari Randieri Lucia

Enjoy fresh sandwiches and sea views at Alimentari Randieri Lucia

This cute cafe and store on the waterfront offers delicious sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. With friendly owners and reasonable prices, it's the perfect spot to relax with a drink and take in the beautiful sea view.

7 min
Enjoy the Fountain of Diana

Enjoy the Fountain of Diana

Situated on Piazza Archimede, this beautiful fountain with a statue of the goddess Diana is a perfect spot to relax, grab a snack, and capture some memorable photos. The square offers shade and a serene atmosphere.

2 min
Explore the magnificent Syracuse Cathedral

Explore the magnificent Syracuse Cathedral

Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural splendor of Syracuse Cathedral. Admire the grand baroque facade, intricate frescoes, and stunning stained glass windows that create a warm, ethereal glow. A truly humbling experience in the heart of historic Syracuse.

4 min

Get around

Airport

Vincenzo Bellini Catania

1 hr 21 min

Comiso

1 hr 45 min

Reggio Calabria

3 hr 9 min

Train station

Siracusa

10 min

Bus stop

Syracuse bus station

10 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

5 min

Cafe

6 min

Pharmacy

3 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia dell'Arenella

25 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No parties or events

No pets

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

On floor 3, has a lift

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Pierpaolo

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Sicilian-born Pierpaolo and his team are always happy to assist with anything that'll make your stay pleasant and unique.

Registration or licence number: 19089017B408347.

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