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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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:
March 13, 2018


Syracuse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon arrival we kin ask our guests to pay a euros 100 security deposit per week booked (refundable upon departure provided that there are no damages )
  • During their stay we kindly ask our guests to take care of the flat and regularly throw away their rubbish in the bins located on the street.
  • Upon departure we kindly ask our guests to leave the flat in a good state, to empty the fridge, throw away their rubbish and wash their dishes.
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 2 - 1 double , 1 queen bed, air-conditioning/heating,
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 queen bed, air-conditioning/heating, 1 sofa
  • 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 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Sussex. UK

Lovely Property, Great Host, Fantastic Area!

  • 5 of 5

I can only agree with the previous reviews here!

Stephanie met us on arrival & spent about an hour explaining everything about the apartment, where to eat & where to avoid, plus great advice about the area & things to do.

The weather was very hot (about 33 C) so the aircon in bedroom 1 was very welcome & worked brilliantly.

The Wi-Fi was decent in most places, but be aware that it doesn't reach bedroom 1 as it's on the opposite side of the apartment on a different floor to the internet router.

Bedroom 2 is below the router & would have a good signal as did the balcony area.

It's lovely to sit on the balcony at the large table with a glass of your favourite drink or simply on the comfortable chairs & relax in the peace & quiet. This was SO NICE!

The bed was comfortable, the shower was powerful, the kitchen was totally functional & the bathing platform is about 2 minutes walk away.

Finally, Retroscena is a must visit local restaurant that Stephanie recommended & we went there twice during our stay as the food was so lovely, the service was really good & the prices were fair.

Highly Recommended 5*

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Semaine au top !

  • 5 of 5

GE-NIAL !!! Grande maison de village, de grand standing, extrêmement bien située au coeur d'Ortigia, à proximité de commerces, restaurants, bars et à deux pas du marché..

Rien n'avait été laissé au hasard lors de notre venue, la maison était impeccablement propre, décorée avec goût et tout ce dont nous avions besoin était à l'intérieur. Il ne nous restait plus qu'à profiter de cette terrasse de rêve, de la table de ping pong, des grandes chambres confortables et de la cuisine XXL.. Mention spéciale pour l'appart entièrement climatisé (heureusement!)

A notre arrivée, nous avons été recu par Stéphanie qui s'avère être une hôte extrêmement gentille, arrangeante et très cool !! Stéphanie a pris du temps pour nous accueillir, nous prodiguer des conseils sur les endroits à ne pas louper à proximité de Syracuse ainsi que sur ses bon plans restos! Nous étions 2 couples et avons passé une semaine de rêve!! Merci Stéph' et à bientôt

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Henri votre commentaire est très encourageant, j'espère vous revoir un de ces quatre. Ciao ciao Stephanie
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The perfect host

  • 5 of 5

The house is in the Jewish quarter of Ortigia, a very interesting (and quiet) part of town. The entrance is on a narrow alley, giving a sense of mystery.

The arrangement of the house is upside down, with an open living area on the top floor that opens out to a huge roof deck. I cannot say how nice it was to hang out on this floor. Large bedrooms with comfortable beds are on the middle level, each with its own modern bathroom with big shower. Air conditioners are available in both bedrooms and in the upstairs commons areas, keeping things comfortable in what was still a quite hot time of the year.

Stephanie, our host, was amazing. She provided many recommendations for restaurants and sites and then made dinner reservations for us at the restaurant of our choice on every night that we stayed. She made our stay special in every way.

Ortigia itself, while in some ways a bit urban and gritty, is also very compelling and historical. Just wandering through all of the narrow passages provided hours of enjoyment. Our favorite spots were the open food market and the main "square" of the duomo.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to post such a detailed review. Hope to see you again in Ortigia. Stéphanie & Nicole
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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: April 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: March 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: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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

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