Ortigia,Apartment 2 guests,Terrace Sea View,Bikes,Parking,Transfer
La Gorgone Ortigia Apartments
- english, french, italian
My name is Roberta and I´m your host. I love to travel and have had the good fortune of experiencing many parts of the world with local hosts. I want to extend my home to fellow travelers in the city I love, and share the knowledge I've gained from living here my whole life. I love meeting new people from different places with interesting stories. I am an Italian teacher so if you'd like to learn Italian before your stay I'll be glad to propose you my lessons via Skype.I trust you will like my place as much as I enjoy living there. Let me know if you need anything or if you need any tips on what to do while you are here. Enjoy your stay.
Roberta purchased this Apartment in 2014
What makes this Apartment unique
Italian lessons special prices for my guests: Would you like learn Italian? I'm an Italian teacher with years of experience in teaching.I'll be glad to teach my melodious language before your stay .Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Italian speaker I can help you to improve quickly your Italian level in a few lessons.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Small but efficient with everything we needed in a great location
Roberta and her assistant Guilia were very helpful and I felt that they were at our disposal. The location was great but parking was quite far away but doable. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. I only gave it 4 stars because it was so small but the size was as advertised. It was a good value.
Fantastic apartment and perfect location
We stayed in Ortigia for 1 week and had a wonderful time. Roberta and her family were very kind and always ready to offer any help or advice during our time in her lovely apartment. The location was fantastic, right in the heart of historic Ortigia and surrounded by many small, beautiful streets perfect for exploring.
The market was a real highlight and we ate in most of the time cooking the amazing ingredients we had bought that day.
Very nice terrace to sit out on during the evening.
Lovely, cosy apartment in the heart of Ortigia
Lovely, cosy apartment in the heart of Ortigia but, at the same time, very close to the sea. It is perfect for a holiday with your other half, as I did. Nice terrace,we appreciated having our breakfast with the wonderful sea view. Roberta is a fantastic host, going to extra mile to help with any questions you may have. We had a wonderful stay , strongly recommended! :)
Fantastic experience! Definitely recommend
The location of the property is excellent. It's located in the heart of Ortigia, which makes it very convenient. The rooms are spacious and in great condition, making the stay very pleasant. The A/C works really well, which is definitely a plus given how warm Sicily gets in the summer months.
My favorite part of the stay was the stuff. Roberta, the hotel manager, is a wonderful person. She is great at her job and also incredibly nice. The whole time I was there, she showed great commitment to making the guests' stay as pleasant as possible and she was also pleasant to talk to.
I made feel like at home!
I most definitely recommend La Gorgone to anyone traveling to Siracusa.
Beautiful island idyll. Great shopping, restaurants and swimming from rocks.
The apartment is fantastically situated only minutes away from the sea where we swam from the rocks every day. It is very comfortable with everything you could need. The little patio for drying clothes was very convenient. Fabio (Roberta's brother) met us and very kindly sorted out the complicated parking for us. The island itself is very picturesque with lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants. The market is good for food and we had the best sandwiches in the world at the famous sandwich man's stall - although be prepared to queue (the time goes quickly as it's like performance art!). We went during the Ortigia Film Festival which was an added bonus. Open air free films, several in English or with sub- titles. The archeology museum in Syracuse is also well worth a visit - there's tons to see. Also the Greek theatre etc. We took a day trip to Noto, which is quite small but did have the best ice cream in the world. And swam at one of the many beautiful golden beaches on the way home. We also had an excellent, reasonably priced boat trip to see the caves and swim from a the boat. All all I can thoroughly recommend Ortigia as a base and Roberta's lovely flat. We wouldn't have bothered with a car though as parking is difficult and we just walked everywhere anyway. We would definitely go back - already missing the sunbathing on the 'solarium'.
Dear Amanda! Thank you very much for you kind feed back which is highly appreciated by all of us. We hope to have you with us soon again! Best wishes Roberta,Fabio&Sibana
Clean apartment,well equipped,great location
Spent a fantastic week at Roberta's place. She met us even though late at night and gave us loads of great tips about how to spend our time - even explaining the unfathomable parking regulations of Ortigia. The apartment was excellent - very clean and great location with a beautiful roof terrace. Roberta - and her delightful mum - were perfect hosts and I will be recommending La Gorgone to my friends for sure.
To get to Syracuse from Catania airport by car follow the direction A18 Catania-Siracusa motorway , exit Syracusa. If you come to Syracuse by train or bus, free transfer to your apartment. It makes transfer from Catania airport to Syracuse and viceversa. Request well in advance , the price is € 70,00 , transfer complete , a / r , max 4 people.Free parking not far away from the apartment(50m).Chec-in from12:00 until 20:00.After extra euro 20,00
The Fountain of Arethusa is only 200 m away with its famous papyrus, given that they exist only in Egypt. From there you can make a wonderful promenade and observe one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world. You can also be continuous and always fascinating discovery of archaeological sites within walking distance such as the Castle Maniace, the Bellomo Museum, Piazza Archimede, the Navy, the Temple of Apollo, and much more.
From Syracuse you can easily visit on a daily basis throughout the south -eastern Sicily, the Baroque town of Noto , Palazzolo , the charming beaches of Syracuse, Arenella, Fontane Bianche , Avola and Noto , the beaches of San Lorenzo and the entire Oasis Vendicari up to Porto Palo , extreme eastern tip of Sicily, where the Ionian Sea meets the Mediterranean . You can also visit places like Pantalica and Cava Grande del Cassibile river with wonderful and enchanting lakes . You can make nice excursions on Etna, visit Taormina , Messina, Catania , Agrigento and Ragusa. I also advised to attend at least one classical theater at the Greek Theater of Syracuse , from 9 May to 22 June , for info . tickets see http://www.indafondazione.org/. Not hesitate to contact me via email or phone for any information. It will be my pleasure, also , upon your arrival to give you useful information and tips on places to visit, the best places to enjoy the cuisine of Sicily, events and nightlife options .