Casa Salomone 2 is a bright, 100 sqm newly restored apartment located on the second and last floor of a small typical building of Ortigia. It enjoys a large terrace on the top level with a sea view in the back side. Is is equipped with internet wi fi, new furniture. It is made of 2 bedrooms each one with balcony and 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette, living and dining area. There is small beach (stones) 20 metres from the flat.
Peaceful location, 20 metres from the sea and a small beach
- english, french, italian
What makes this Apartment unique
The sea is 20 metres behind the flat, there is a small beach (stones) 1 mn' walking distance. Airport transfer possible upon previous request (at a better rate than at the airport). Possibility to organize Etna tours, Montalbano tour, Etna Wine tasting tour and Baroque cities tour upon previous request.
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Perfect location - light, space, comfort and peace
From the warmth of Stephanie’s welcome to the ease of our departure, this was a first-class experience throughout. The apartment is spacious and comfortable; and is better equipped than most. Everything is clean and well cared for and there’s some cool art on the wall! The roof terrace is ideal and not overlooked – and you can see the sea! Having stayed just outside the historic city before, what is most striking here is how quiet it is, despite being so well-placed for everything. There’s nothing here to get in the way of a proper break.
First tip – follow Stephanie’s suggestions, particularly on places to eat. Second tip – be very wary of TripAdvisor, particularly on places to eat. We loved Retroscena and finding Timilia rewarded the search with a very vibrant and stylish pizza stop. Our favourite from our last visit, Le Vin De L’Assassin, never disappoints if you fancy something a little more French in style. Almost literally on the doorstep, we enjoyed Cala Piada, great for lunchtime salads, flat breads, and wonderful homemade brownies. For breakfast and snacks, we enjoyed the Viola Bakery, just beside Piazza Minerva.
A highlight of our visit was a private tour with Carmelo of Montalbano country and sights from the series, all of which was organised by Stephanie, who even helped restructure it midway through when some sights were affected by a local strike. A wonderful day, the only way to see so much, and against every alternative, very good value. We’d recommend A Rusticana in Ragusa Ibla for lunch.
Our watch out – if you see four red waist-coated chaps holding an accordion, some tambourines, but no notes in tune, move along quickly.
Ortigia is a beautiful place to spend time and explore. The Castle’s worth visiting and the central piazza just beautiful. This apartment makes the perfect base.
A wonderful stay!
This is a great apartment with handy terraces, a beach within metres and two spacious bedrooms.
Although a central location, close to everything, its the quieter end of this tiny island so no late night noises to disturb your sleep.
The kitchen may be small but its very well equipped. Thanks to Stephanie we didn't need to cook much as she recommended excellent choices of bars, restaurants, pizzerias, etc. She was the most professional concierge we had ever met in many years of travelling, as well as being very pleasant and friendly.
The one drawback to the apartment would be if you have heavy luggage or a disability as there is no lift.
A brilliant find.
Lovely place to stay
Apartment was very clean, comfortable and spacious. Stephanie was there to welcome us and explain all about the apartment. She was also very helpful in recommending restaurants, which were excellent. She also arranged a whole day tour of the area with Gabriello who was a fabulous guide, very knowledgeable and good company. She also arranged a taxi to get us back to Catania airport.
Spacious and well appointed apartment in a great location
We had a delightful 5-day stay in this beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean apartment in a quiet but central location in Ortigia. The rooms (except for the tiny but well-equipped kitchen) are large and the apartment is bright and thoughtfully furnished for guests. Stephanie (who is fluent in English, French and Italian) met us at the apartment and gave us a great overview of the things to see and do in Ortigia and Syracuse, including several restaurant recommendations, all of which we tried and all of which turned out to be fabulous. We would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone else visiting this city. The rooftop terrace gives a spectacular view over the rooftops of Ortigia,and the tiny balcony off the kitchen is a great place for morning coffee. The bed was comfortable, there is good air conditioning and heating, and the wifi signal is reliable. Thank you, Stephanie, for a great introduction to Sicily!
Thank you so much for taking time to send such a detailed review. Hope to see you again. Ciao ciao
Stylist Spacious Apartment
The location is at the quieter end of the island but still easy walking distance to bars, restaurants etc. This lovely apartment is as shown on the photos; the décor has a personal touch that sets it apart from many soulless holiday apartments. The beds are really comfortable. The small heaters are very efficient and make the apartment comfortable in the evening out of season. Though the kitchen is small, it is well equipped and I was able to whip up a few salads, pasta and rice dishes using the delicious produce from the daily local market. The roof terrace is wonderful and was used by us very day. The DVD player is also a useful edition as many apartments do not seem to have DVDs as standard. Stephanie provided us with a friendly helpful welcome to the apartment. There was a small issue regarding a door lock as we arrived, but Stephanie dealt with it quickly and efficiently whilst we enjoyed a coffee (gratis) in the sun at the nearby café. I will highly recommend the apartment to family and friends.
Brilliant location on Ortigia
Perfect quiet spot halfway between the cathedral and the fort on the tip of the Island. We stayed for a week before moving to a different part of Sicily. Stephanie showed us in and suggested a number of great places to eat and drink. The apartment was surprisingly spacious, beautifully finished and well equipped. Even the beds were comfortable! Although if I wanted to criticise the kitchen was small so it was not ideal if you wanted to visit the market to buy some fresh produce to cook. The roof terrace overlooking the sea was very much enjoyed by my teenaged daughters and wife.
Special interest holidays:
During the high season there is a swimming access just behind the apartment
Catania airport: 1 hour drive
Palermo airport: 3 hours drive
Restaurants, supermarkets and bars are within 2 and 5 mn' walking distance to the apartment
The daily food market is 10 mn' walk