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Luxuriously furnished house in Old Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Independent apartment with terrace, 3 bedrooms, up to 6 beds.

Ortigia is the historical center of Syracuse, the magnificent city of art surrounded by the sea and full of extraordinary historical Greek, medieval, baroque. The street where the house is one of the most beautiful. The house, which is accessed by a Baroque portal, is an independent building prospicente the road through three balconies. It 'was renovated in 2007, with great attention to detail (stone arches, decoration of the vaulted ceilings, floors pasta Sicilian concrete, railings by a talented sculptor) and extends for 170 square meters mainly on the first floor, where there are the entrance, a large living room, two bedrooms, a study (which can easily be room for guests), kitchen, two bathrooms, two areas of disengagement; then leads to the second floor, where there is another room with bathroom, and terrace overlooking the rooftops of Ortigia. The house is air-conditioned and soundproof windows. E 'available satellite TV and free Wi-Fi

Ortigia-centro sotorico of Siracusa- is an island surrounded by the sea, which is accessible in several places and swimming, has a very diverse urban fabric, ranging from large and elegant old streets of representation in a maze of alleys that have very of the Mediterranean. It is an extraordinary treasure trove of historical and architectural covering a period of 2 500 years (period greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Medieval, Baroque, ottecentesco). Its center is the Piazza Duomo, where the cathedral sees a greek temple with columns visible incorporated in Byzantine walls and with a splendid baroque facade. There, our children have played since small. The island is pedestrianized in many of his points, and totally on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. There are many hotels, restaurants and shops, being very popular with international tourists. The overall atmosphere, abitandoci, is rather that of a large community of a city. Very human scale.

No more than 15 minutes walk you open one of the largest and most extraordinary archaeological sites in Europe, with the greek theater second in the world only to that of Epicarmo, where in summer there are representations of classical greek theater, famous throughout the world.

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Gianfranco Damico
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Syracuse Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower
  • Two of the three bathrooms are level apartment. The third is on the second floor, next to the room level terrace.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 queen , 9 sleep sofa /futon
  • In addition to the three-bedroom, one-level terrace (with kitchen), each of which has its own bathroom, the house has two other sofas where you can comfortably sleep
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Luxuriously furnished house in Old Town
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews

This apartment served us very well

  • 5 of 5

Really helpful and supportive host. Thank you Gianfranco.

And the restaurant underneath - La Foglia - serves wonderful home-made pasta, which is a real treat. And easy.

The apartment is spacious - three bedrooms and three bathrooms - with a large lounge with TV and a big dining table, and a study with a computer we found very useful. Lots of items of furniture, paintings, sculpture and art works in the apartment.

Wifi works well - really important for us. And a washing machine that works well.

Reasonably well equipped - it had everything we seemed to need - it actually had the feel of somebody's house.

It is well located: there is a swimming place just five minutes walk away, a little corner shop on the same road, and lots of different restaurants all very close.

Two of the bedrooms are air conditioned: the one upstairs is not, but the fan in that room was adequate. Breakfast on the roof terrrace - which had lots of plants, a little table and chairs, a couple of sun beds and a resident turtle.

Nearest parking is Talete (up by the market) for those with a hire car. (No parking for non residents in Ortigia).

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, light and quirky

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property, filled with interesting art, situated above a restaurant owned by the owners. We had lots of room for six of us, as there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two teenagers stayed in the upstairs bedroom which opened onto a large roof terrace. The owners were very helpful, a problem with the plumbing mid-week was sorted out quickly. There is a stony beach 1 minute away and a sandy beach on the other side of the island 2 minutes away. Plus two bathing platforms, one private and a free public one which was under repair while we were there. There are many nearby shops and restaurants, and an amazing market 10-15 minutes walk away. The catacombs are interesting and we also had a boat trip round the island to nearby sea caves. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this ideally located property. Thank you Gianfranco and Luciana for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horrendously decorated apartment with no food preparation area

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was a real disappointment. The listing had suggested it was luxuriously appointed but all 5 of us staying felt the decoration was appalling - the 14 year old in our group was spooked by the lounge which has a very large figure (perhaps 3 ft high?) of Christ dead on the cross on one wall next to a painting of a nude woman while the ceiling has a naked child painted above the chandelier. Odd but just one example of the weird decoration!

Usable space was very limited too despite the claims of over 1800 sq ft. We have stayed in many houses and apartments before - most of them smaller than this one - but never had a kitchen with no preparation surface! We tried cooking in one day but it was very impractical.

Wifi was ineffective on the top floor. The only air conditioning was in one of the bedrooms. Cupboards and drawers were all full of the owners belongings, clothes, etc. Glass floor tiles were cracked in one of the bathrooms which was a hazard. Only one room had wardrobe space (shared with the owner's clothes!). There was no information sheet or safety instructions and we were greeted by a woman we believe was a waitress from the restaurant downstairs - she spoke no English so just gave us the keys and left.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, sorry for the bad welcoming. I use to welcome personally our guests and give my help to get to the house in any possible way. In this case it has been impossible because we had that day our daughter’s confirmation. I wrote to Mr. Richards and it seemed to be ok for him, so I charged a girl that works with us to greet them (unfortunately she only speaks french). The day after I had a terrible accident with my bike having 3 ribs broken (still in bed now!). Couldn't be able, of course, to go and meet them. I wrote it to my guest explaining what happened and, again, it seemed not to be a problem. The following days my wife went MORE TIMES to the house and never found anybody in. They never came down to our restaurant (below the house) to tell or ask for anything; we even exchanged some emails along the stay, and never I was told about any kind of insatisfaction, so we supposed everything was allright. Now I’m reading this. So…I would have answered in a detailed way point by point to what Mr. Richards say, but I realize the space given to me for answering is not enough. Only, NOBODY before had never complained about those issues (the kitchen; the wardrobes). NEVER. One only time in 4 years we were asked for space in the kitchen and we provided a mobile work plain with our guest's complete satisfaction. Furthermore: there are two air conditioners, not one, in both bedrooms; wifi has always worked everywhere, and there are some hangers and drawers for our guests, enough for clothes you usually bring in a week holiday. The Christ of which Mr. Richards talks about is a wonderful and very rare crucifix dating back to sixteenth century , and the other pictures are well known artist’s works. So…what to say…Maybe they didn’t love art. But the house is cleraly descibed on the website with A LOT of photos. But what I find weird by you, Mr. Richards, is this: It would have been very easy to talk with me/us, and give us the chance to solve problems –we are always close to our guest’s needs. You decided instead to write after 20 days: one star (with sarcasm) bringing our rate from 5 to 4 stars. Really a silly cold revenge to have. As an adult sincerely minded to fair relationships and solutions-oriented, I’m not used to this anymore. So, finally, it’s a bitter story for me. Maybe you didn’t deserve to stay in such an “awfull, ugly and deceptive” house for your holiday. But maybe, also, our house didn’t deserve you as its guests. That's it! Have a good life!
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My favorite vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed at this most beautiful home, very clean and very comfortable. The location was great, everything was in walking distance. No need for car. Gianfranco and his most gracious family helped with all our family needs. Ortigia is a magical place, but Gianfranco and his family was part this special experience. Their home will always be part of my family's very beautiful memories. Best food we ate was at their family restaurant! Thanks so much for your hospitality Gianfranco and family! One day we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and well- located

  • 5 of 5

One of the best apartments we've stayed in. Gianfranco, the owner, was really helpful, even picking us up from the car park in Ortygia and taking us to the apartment.

The apartment has a great location, right in the heart of Ortygia, close to the cathedral square, with lots of great places to eat nearby. The apartment itself is lovely- very large and well equipped, with a nice roof terrace.

We loved Sicily- there's so much to see that we only scraped the surface, but hope to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU!!!!
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Not to be missed

  • 5 of 5

Great position and presentation. Perhaps the friendliest and most helpful host encountered

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thaaaaanks!!! It has been a real plaisure! Have a great life! Gianfranco
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Aeroporto Fontanarossa - Catania
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Donnafugata Resort
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Trattoria La Foglia
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
spiaggia e solarium lungomare levante Ortigia
Car: recommended

Syracuse is located in a part of Sicily -that south / eastern extraordinarily beautiful on the landscape plan, cultural, architectural. The beaches and the sea are pultissimi and lovely (Africa is very close), many other cities are less than an hour (Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Caltagirone, Catania) and the mountains are a iblei esmpio of Mediterranean landscape postcard. Fans of Gastronomy and Enology find here a real paradise.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizia finale $34.67

Non è richiesto nessun acconto.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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