Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment is in Ortigia, the heart of Syracuse historical centre, minutes walk from the main square and the promenade by the sea. Ortigia is a small island linked by two bridges to the main town and is now one of Unesco protected World Heritages centres. Its labyrinth of little alleyways dotted with ancient Greek ruins, Baroque fountains, open air restaurants and cafes will not fail to entertain you.
Syracuse was the capital of the Magna Grecia and you can enjoy visiting one of the largest Greek theatres, where in May and June they still perform plays from Aeschylus to Aristophanes; another sight not be missed are the S. Giovanni Catacombs, second in size only to the Rome ones. The heart of the town is the magnificent Cathedral Square, a large pedestrian area surrounded by beautiful buildings. The sight of the lit up square enjoyed while having a meal in one of the open air restaurants will be an unforgettable magical memory.
It is situated in a narrow road lit up by pretty lanterns and suitable only for small cars.
External stairs to second floor. From a pleasant terrace door to corridor leading to medium size twin/double bedroom, bathroom with shower, charming lounge with beamed ceiling and double doors opening onto terrace. Single divan bed.
From the lounge open archway into modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker with oven, dishwasher and microwave.
Sat TV with DVD/CD player and sound around system.
From lounge stairs to 3rd and top floor, with large double bedroom, with window with view of the sea in the distance.
Bathroom with shower. From bedroom doors to covered terrace with washing machine, outdoor kitchen with 4 gas ring hob and sink, table and chairs (no fridge), from here access to uncovered terrace with charming views over the old town with its churches and roof tops. This terrace can also be reached via an external staircase from the lower terrace.
The apartment is fully air conditioned and it has heating for the cooler months. It is of good standard and we feel it is not suitable for children. Please note this a NON SMOKING apartment. Smoking is allowed only in the terraces.
Sandy beaches are within 15 minutes drive or a rocky beach is 10 minutes walk from the apartments. In the Summer months only, there is a lido 5 minutes walk away.
Parking: Ortigia is now a Unesco protected area and therefore there is a car ban in place within the historical centre. Cars can be left at the Talete car park just before the exclusion area; there is a free shuttle service connecting the car park with Piazzale Archimede in Ortigia just 5 minutes walk from Casa Santo. The Talete car park is 10-15 minutes walk from Casa Santo.
At this apartments we can accept arrivals any day of the week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania 70 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Sicily region
"To have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is not having seen Italy at all - for Sicily is the key to everything". - Goethe
"This is where Europe finally ends. Beyond is Africa and on Asia". - D H Lawrence
A holiday in Sicily will take you on the most extraordinary journey through time and space. A journey amongst different scents, colours, sounds and flavours. Through 3,000 years of history and civilizations.
Over many centuries the Sicilian island - thanks to its geographical position - has been a very important destination and a natural harbour for the ancient navigations of the merchants in the Mediterranean.
Land full of myths and legends, a central region between the East and the West and main colony of the “Magna Grecia”, fortress of empires and reigns, Sicily guards an amazing treasure of history, culture, art, traditions and folklore. This is why Sicily - ancient land of conquer- still today conquers and charms all visitors.
Sicily is a fascinating mix of different peoples that have come to it over the centuries - Ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs, Byzantine, Spanish and French.
All of this is reflected in the island's customs, history, food and architecture.
The centuries of different dominations have left artistic and cultural marks, and today a holiday to Sicily lets you travel through thousands of years of history.
Syracuse was the capital of the Magna Grecia and you can enjoy visiting an extensive archaelogical site includig one of the largest Greek theatres, where in May and June they still perform plays from Aeschylus to Aristophanes; another sight not be missed are the S. Giovanni Catacombs, second in size only to the Rome ones. The heart of the town is the magnificent Cathedral Square, a large pedestrian area surrounded by beautiful buildings. The sight of the lit up square enjoyed while having a meal in one of the open air restaurants will be an unforgettable magical memory.
The city centre is on the baroque island of Ortigia, crowned by the 17th century cathedral built over the remains of the Greek temple of Athena. Ortigia is a small island linked by two bridges to the main town and is now one of Unesco protected World Heritages centres. Its labyrinth of little alleyways dotted with ancient Greek ruins, Baroque fountains, open air restaurants and cafes will not fail to entertain you.
Syracuse is by the sea, with a lively promenade running alongside the length of the marina, where visitors can admire the many varied boats. Sandy beaches are nearby. The town has excellent connections to all the island and it is around 35 miles from the international airport of Catania.
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