This apartment in the heart of Syracuse is a simple and essential residence that’s rich in color and heart. It was created to evoke the atmosphere and warmth of a traditional Sicilian home – and as such it provides a fascinating insight, as well as a great base for exploring the south east of the island.
In traditional houses, space was at a premium, families held everything in one room, and furniture was a luxury. The cheapest option for creating beauty was to add bold color on the walls, offering a lovingly handcrafted touch.
Spatially, in this apartment, there are two rooms that double as living rooms and bedrooms, with a small kitchen between them. There is a veranda that is perfect for informal dining.
However, the owners tell us, what completes a traditional Sicilian home is the hospitality — the taste experiences and excursions that can be found all over the south east. They are architects and have toured the island by car and motorbike, on-road and off-road, for pleasure, for sport and for work, always searching for the most authentic corners. The good news is they are happy to share all they have found, with suggested itineraries for eating, history, art, design, landscape and traditions, all far from the crowds. And in Syracuse itself, they’ll recommend their favorite places for local food, aperitifs, wine tasting, fish dishes, sweets and cakes.
This is an ideal low-cost vacation home for rent in Sicily for up to four guests.