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170 sqm house, on 3 levels, with top floor terrace, ping pong room

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

3 floor house with top floor terrace, independent building, up to 4 guests

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!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017


Syracuse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower, toilet, sink, hairdryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower, sink, toilet, hairdryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen bed, air-conditioning/heating, 1 sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 queen bed, air-conditioning/heating,
  • Bedroom 1: double bed, air-conditioning/electric heating, dresser, sofa. Bedroom 2: double bed, air-conditioning/electric heating, dresser.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
It is possible to ask us for a taxi transfer upon previous request, we know 3 reliable drivers who propose better prices than at the airport. If you wish to come by car please note that in Ortigia non residents need to park at the Talete car park located 6 mn' walk to the flat. It costs euros 10 per day. It is also possible to find free car places before the entrance of the island (except in July/August).


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170 sqm house, on 3 levels, with top floor terrace, ping pong room
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Perfect refugium next to the sea, sunny terrace

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples, I have been here twice. Location was great, right in the old quarter of Ortigia. The rooftop terrace has sunlight all day long, and an awning for shade. Everything inside worked. Rooms and kitchen ere clean and neat. Kitchen had everything. Spacious bedrooms, good beds, with 2 fully equipped bathrooms. Fast internet. Close to everything, shops, restaurants, cafes, sea. Stefanie arranged a taxi service from Catania airport, 70 Eur, and was there when we arrived at the apartment. Everything went smoothly. Will definitely return. Ideal for two couples or family with children. Plenty of space. And the ping pong room on the ground floor.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in a great town

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely apartment in a great location. It was quiet, clean and had everything we needed. Stephanie provided us with very good information about Ortigia and great recommendations about where to eat. We had some great weather for March so also spent time eating and relaxing on the terrace.

The well appointed kitchen meant that cooking and eating in the apartment was easy to do and the presence of oil, spices etc indicated that others had done this and we added to the supplies. The food market is wonderful and a great place to buy fresh fish, vegetables, cheese etc

The building is on three floors which means stairs (not a problem for us) and the middle floor, where the bedrooms are, should be cool in the summer.

Our tips for eating out include the lovely Retroscena restaurant around the corner and Cafe Apollo near the market for coffee and pastries, both recommended by Stephanie. Jane and Pete

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A warm thanks for your review. Hope to see you again. Ciao ciao
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Great base in Syracuse

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in fab location, especially handy if you do not want to drive. The home is well equipped with everything you need and well kept. We went as a party of two couples and there was plenty of room with the two bathrooms and two seating lounge areas never on felt in the way of anyone. Hoping to go back to Syracuse again soon and will very much consider booking this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location for us

  • 5 of 5

The property was easy to find, very quiet, very clean and comfortable. Stephanie was really helpful with information about restaurants, tours etc. The facilities were amazing, I wish we could have stayed longer. Walking out to the terrace from the kitchen made eating outside so easy. Everything was on our doorstep so we didn't waste time searching for bars or restaurants. There was so much choice. The continental thunderstorms were spectacular and we had a great base to watch them from. Unhesitatingly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic holidays

  • 5 of 5

Amazing flat! We stayed there 2 weeks with my children and found everything perfect! Clean, spacious and bright, we spend 90% of our time on the second floor where the lovely terrace and the huge kitchen are, very quiet location as well, really short walking distance to mini markets restaurants and coffee shops, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of four went to Siracusa knowing next to nothing about this ancient city, and even less about this rental. This gorgeous home in the center of the Guidecca, Ortigia enjoys an extraordinary location just steps from the only proper swimming area in Siracusa. With lux appointments and an obvious attention to detail, we felt like we were staying at a rich uncle's place: familiar but extravagant. Coffee on the terrace in the morning, followed by wine in the evening, were blessed with soft breezes with a hint of salt water. Truly a magical place. We felt lucky to have stayed there.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $10.55 per person per night

Our prices include all charges, linens and towels, cleaning after departure, illimited internet wi fi connection.

CHECK-IN TIME: from 14.30 to 21.00 upon previous arrangement (Any late check-in is subject to a euros 20 extra)

Changeover day: flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund