Nestled between two ancient townhomes on the historic island of Ortigia, this vacation home rental in Sicily sits just around the corner from the shoreline along an island promenade.
Designed to complement the historic building’s classic features, the interiors are airy and chic, with comfortable and classic vintage furnishings, striking geometric tile, and pastel color washes.
Set on the second floor, the apartment is composed of a bright and comfortable living room, an adjacent dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.
Each of the double bedrooms comes with its own private bathroom, and there is room for an additional guest in the living room.
The home’s aesthetic is spare, refined and minimalist, with a sharp eye for detail and a nod to the island’s history.
Optional cook and housekeeping every three days upon request. Wifi throughout, digital terrestrial TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities.
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.
Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa (60km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: April through December 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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