Casa Vicolo is set in an independent former palazzo (building) on 3 floors. It is located on a quiet car-free street in the heart of the historic centre of Siracusa, the former Jewish quarter "Giudecca", only 2 minutes walk from the sea with lovely swimming access (rocky beach + bathing platform in the summer time). It is composed of 2 large bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, a very spacious modern kitchen, indoor and outdoor living areas including a large terrace for alfresco dining overlooking the rooftops of Ortigia.
Casa Vicolo is light and airy, adopting a warm industrial style with wood and metal contrasting textiles and other natural elements against a white backdrop. The house enjoys an expansive terrace whose dining table is made of volcanic lava from nearby Mount Etna.
Upon entry there is a hallway that leads to an indoor patio and a ping pong room with original cement tile floors.
On the first floor are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, air conditioning/heating and French doors overlooking either the street or the patio. There are 2 bathrooms and between the bedrooms there is a living area with an overhead fan and a television/DVD player.
Stairs up to the second floor lead into a dining area with seating for 8 people and a living area with French doors overlooking the patio. The dining/living area has air conditioning/heating, a desk as well as a television/DVD player. The fully equipped modern kitchen – complete with dishwasher and washing machine, among other kitchen appliances – opens onto the terrace.
Within walking distance are the swimming accesses of Ortigia (rocky beach/bathing platform is 2 minutes on foot); the Duomo and Archimede squares, the Aretusa fountain and the Apollo temple (5-10 minutes); historic Jewish baths and puppet theatre (around the corner); the lovely daily food market (10 minutes); and some of the best gelateria (ice cream stores) in the world!