Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The apartment is on in the heart of the historical center of Syracuse, on the first floor of a building of the beginning of 1900, totally renovated in 2007.
It is on the 1st floor, 80 sqm: living room with kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.
Visitors are just a few minutes from the Cathedral with its impressive Baroque façade, the mythical Fountain of Arethusa and the Castle Maniace, but also within distance you will find Piazza Archimede and the main shopping street of Corso Matteotti, along with a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants. A recently renovated building, which overlooks the small seafront of Ortigia homes these apartments delicious, small size. Simply and tastefully furnished in modern style, offering bright interiors, where the living area merges with the sleeping area. The clean design, décor and wooden ceilings give them a warm and friendly atmosphere. Situated in an ideal location for exploring this fascinating city, they are also the ideal place to visit other art cities of the Val di Noto, such as Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Noto and Catania.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Forte Vigliena beach 50 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania Fontana Rossa 60 km, Nearest railway: Siracusa 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4|
The Sicily region
Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes.
This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world.
Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea.
The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth, exerting influence over the entire Magna Grecia area of which it was the most important city.
Once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. After this Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.
In the modern day, the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the Necropolis of Pantalica. In the central area, the city itself has a population of around 125,000 people.
Syracuse is mentioned in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles book at 28:12 as Paul stayed there.
The patron saint of the city is Saint Lucy; she was born in Syracuse and her feast day, Saint Lucy's Day, is celebrated on 13 December.
Ortygia is a little island and it is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse. The island, also known as Città Vecchia (Old City), contains many historical landmarks. The name originates from the Ancient Greek ortyx (?????) which means "Quail".
The Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo has it that the goddess Leto stopped at Ortygia to give birth to Artemis, Artemis then helped Leto across the sea to the island of Delos, where Leto gave birth to Apollo. Ortygia was an old name of Delos. It was also said that Asteria, the sister of Leto metamorphosed into a quail (Ortux), threw herself into the sea, and was metamorphosed into the island Ortygia.
Ortigia Subdistricts are: Graziella, Bottari, Mastrarua, Spirduta, Maestranza, Duomo, Giudecca, Turba, Castello Maniace.
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