Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ortigia this family friendly 2-bedroomed apartment is perfect for your holiday. Maximum of 6 persons in two bedrooms. Recently renovated facade, with new triple glazed windows, shutters and a new balcony from the Master Bedroom. Newly decorated inside and some new bedroom furniture. There is a new double sofa bed in the lounge area. The master bedroom has a matrimonial bed and new white double glass doors, with shutters to open onto the new balcony, to overlook the Ionian sea. A wonderful place to watch the sunrise. The second bedroom has two 90cm single beds and there is also a babycot on request. The apartment is accessed through double wrought iron gates which lock automatically, or through a single wrought iron gate on the Lungomare side. The inner courtyard has stone flooring,integral lighting and switches on the inside for the automatic gates. The apartment is set out on one floor with the front door leading straight into the kitchen/dining area and the lounge with stunning sea views. The outside terrace, which overlooks the inner courtyard, is accessible through double patio doors direct from the kitchen. The perfect place to eat and relax. The patio is complete with a large table, chairs and a parasol. Nearby are local shops, designer shops and the amazing daily fish market. It is situated in an ideal position for exploring Sicily with Mount Etna and Taormina to the North and beautiful beaches and archaeology sites to the South. Swimming is possible from the rocks which are a short walk away.
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 29, 2018
About Janice Sheehy
I live in England but spend as much time as possible at my apartment. It is home from home and has all the necessary amenities for a wonderful holiday. I am trying to learn Italian as there is less English spoken here than other parts of Italy. I live amongst Italians and have made many friends here. I especially like it when my neighbours and the local shops, including the market, recognise and acknowledge me every time and make me feel so very much at home.
Janice Sheehy purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Janice Sheehy chose Syracuse
I first visited Siracusa in 2001 and did not know about Ortigia but when I first drove over the bridge into Ortigia I fell in love with it. It is wonderful, full of beautiful old buildings Ortigia oozes history and it never ceases to amaze me. You live amongst real people, doing their daily work. The fish market is real and alive and just sitting at a local coffee bar you can capture every aspect of local life whilst watching the world go by. There is something to suit everyone, eating a meal in a romantic setting overlooking the sea, swimming from the rocks, shopping in designer shops or the market, relaxing on a beach or visiting fabulous historical sites. Horse drawn carriages, cobblestone streets where you can wander for hours and lovely churches to admire. This is real Italy.
What makes this Apartment unique
There is a new facade on my property, and new windows, shutters and a new balcony. My newly decorated master bedroom and lounge overlook the sea and I love to watch the sunrise in the mornings. This bed now faces the new balcony and you can watch the sea without having to get up. It is also possible to eat breakfast on my terrace whilst still being able to see the water. I love to shop at the market on a daily basis for fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and to banter with the shopkeepers whilst being offered samples of their foods. To walk to the rocks and swim for an hour or two and if it is too hot to go down again in the evening for another swim. There are also many historical opportunities ranging from the Greek ampitheatre, even watching plays there to the catacombs and fabulous archeaological sites both in Ortigia and within walking distance. There is also Interbus direct from Catania airport to Siracusa which runs several times a day and is only €5.70.
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location. The apartment was equipped with everything one would need. Checking into these places is often the weak link in the chain but this went off without a hitch. Great view over the ocean.
Thank you James, it was a pleasure to have you stay. Lynette Enjoys seeing my guests in and she is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Jan
A LOVELY SOJOURN
Jan was a pleasure to work which made the rental of this property a positive experience. She was happy to answer all my questions and I had many. Lynette, the onsite contact, was also helpful. We'd just gotten off a trans-Atlantic flight and arrangements were made to pick us up at Catania's airport which helped tremendously with the time adjustment. A car isn't needed in Ortigia unless you plan day trips. We stayed at Jan's apartment for 8 nights and picked up our rental car at the end of our stay to drive further into Sicily. Avis car rental is within walking distance of the apartment. The location of the apartment is central to everything in Ortigia and it's just a short walk across the bridge into the main part of Siracusa. The apartment is two bedrooms with the master being a nice size with a comfortable bed. Both the master bedroom and the main living area have stunning views of the sea. The kitchen is nicely equipped although we ate most of our meals out. We also didn't have a need to use the washing machine. We loved having our morning cappuccino at both Cafe' Apollo and Cafe' Archimede. We enjoyed the market and the wonderful sandwich shop in the market called Caseificio Borderi--it's a mandatory stop unless you're impatient and don't want to stand in line to see the show. We enjoyed our stay and recommend this apartment
Amazing location in a gorgeous town!
We spent 5 nights at this perfectly located apartment in July 2018. We are a family of two adults and 3 teenagers and the apartment had plenty of space for our family. It was well equipped and has an amazing location. Communication with the owner and manager was without any issues. They responded immediately every time we contacted them. Such a pleasant stay in such a beautiful town! I would definitely recommend and stay there again. Ortigia is such an amazing place.
It was a pleasure to have you all stay at my apartment. I love to share, especially the beauty of Ortigia and the amazing location of my apartment. Thank you all.
Très bel endroit.
It was a pleasure to host you and your family Jean Marc. We never met but kept in contact and you looked after my apartment as if it were your own. Thank you so much for choosing my apartment and you are very welcome back anytime. Kind regards Jan
Ortigia a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Archeological Park is within a 20 minute walk away. The Piazza Duomo is an amazing place to sit and watch the world go by. Everywhere you turn there are beautiful Baroque buildings, the Aretusa fountain, designer shops and a must see is the daily fish market to sample local delights.
All rates are based on two guests add £4.00 per night per additional guests. If more than one week or extra days please ask for a quote. Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed inside the home.