Located in the lively market quarter on Ortigia, this vacation home rental in Sicily is a chic, early 20th century abode where, from its privileged vantage point, immerses you in the lively colors, sounds and scents of the historic market and atmosphere of the island.
One of many century old townhouses that line the streets, the buildings original features remain intact including the high ceilings, decorative moldings and colorful tiles that give it a vintage feel with contemporary updates like designer lighting, polished concrete and handcrafted bespoke furniture creating a sophisticated and harmonious contrast with the history of the area.
The living areas are awash in an abundance of natural light through the large windows and balconies, illuminating the interiors and highlighting the gray, pink, red and blue tones that recall the lively chromaticism of the market. An eye-catching wine cellar with ancient maiolica floor was added for you to enjoy the local vintages.
At the heart of the house is the kitchen, with a fully equipped steel island that invites you to get your culinary juices flowing with fresh from the stalls ingredients.
The sea view master bedroom is characterized by its decorated vaulted ceiling and a unique pece stone floor sink with a brass ceiling-mounted tap and there is an additional double en suite bedroom.
Immerse yourself in the aromas of spices and the unforgettable experience of authentic Sicily.
Wifi throughout, cable TV and Bluetooth stereo system, climate control (AC & heat). Kitchen and bath essentials, laundry facilities. Nearby paid parking (5 minute walk).
Once the ancient capital of Greece, Sicily’s south eastern port town of Siracusa is a significant archaeological and UNESCO destination with an ancient Greek amphitheater, the Orecchio di Dionisio Cave, Apollo’s Temple and the Teatro Romana ruins.
Its historic heart – the tiny island of Ortigia – is joined to the mainland by two bridges and is known for its Baroque palaces and churches and its maze of narrow medieval lanes that converge on the lovely Piazza Duomo and cathedral.
There are a number of city beaches nearby with Ru Frati and its seafront bike path and park making an ideal destination for early morning or sunset ramblings. Further south, the pristine beaches and bays of Fontane Bianche, Cala Flies, Vendicari and the Pachino Marine Reserve offer some of the island’s best.
The UNESCO site of Pantalica and the Cavagrande Cassibile reserve are perfect for day trekking, with deep canyons and natural lakes for swimming. Nearby Noto is also a historic UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning, wall to wall Baroque architecture and is one of the gems in the greater Val di Noto region along with its sister cities of Modica, Ragusa and Scicli, all reachable within an hour or so.
Siracusa, Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa (65km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through October is ideal but the region and the island are fascinating year round especially in off season when you can explore without the crowds.
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