2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
- english, italian
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great views of the sea ... loved the evenings on the terrace. Rooms were big & airy.
Kitchen very well equipped. WiFi had good speed. Bedrooms are large with good closet space & light. Conviently located on a lovely street with many cafes, the Duomo, the market all within easy walking distance. Would have been nice to have the address on Via Nizza & contact phone number for last minute changes in arrival time.
Excellent Stay and Property, perfect base for our week in Sicily
Spacious and well equipped and wonderful light. The view from the terrace is spectacular. We spent many mornings eating breakfast and evenings enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace. Giuseppina(the owner Ottavio's sister who lives onsite) was so helpful and had arranged reserved parking for us as parking is very difficult in Ortigia. She was accessible but never intrusive. Ottavio was easy to deal with and provided good pre stay instructions. It is a little tricky to find as the numbering system on the road is a little confusing - there's a big gap in the numbers on the left hand side of the street, make sure to continue toward the end of the last block on the street and you will find the unit. Parking cost 20 Euros a day but was worth it as we used Ortigia as our base for a week to explore the east coast of Sicily. The only caution I would add is that if you have any mobility issues there isn't a elevator and you must climb several flights of stairs to reach the apartment. We are in our 50s and very active so it wasn't a problem.
Ortigia is very pedestrian friendly and has many shops and wonderful restaurants. I could wander around Ortigia for days. We spent several afternoons at the beach club a couple blocks away. The Greek Amphitheater and Basilica santuario Madonna delle Lacrime in Siracsa were about a 30-40 minute walk and well worth visiting. Don't miss Ortigia's open air market, it's a feast for the eyes, nose and hopefully the belly :)
What we had hoped to visit on the eastern half of Sicily was all within 1-2 hour drive. We were able to visit Noto, Modica(try the chocolate and meat cookies, trust me), Cava Grande Del Cassibile, Taormina, Barone Di Villagrande an excellent Mt Etna winery, Alcantara Gorge on Etna. Didn't get to hike Etna unfortunately as the date we had scheduled with the guide ended up being too stormy.
Fantastic Apartment In Ortigia
If you need a two bedroom apartment in the the heart of town that is chic - this is for you. Hostess so friendly and helpful. Terrace to die for with breathtaking sea views. Accessories plentiful.
Thanks a lot for your very nice words. We hope to have you back. Ottavio & Giuseppina
A fabulous 10 days
A fabulous 10 days. Ortigia is a great place to stay, plenty of history, old buildings narrow streets, plenty bars and restaurants.
The accommodation is terrific, plenty of space, comfortable and a terrace overlooking the sea. We could want for no more. It was perfect.
Also worth noting that the owner who lives in the apartment below was extremely helpful and made us very welcome.
Thanks a lot for staying with us and being such a nice guest.
Giuseppina and I look forward to have you back.
Completely beautiful and comfortable with an incomparable view of the Ionian Sea from the terrace.
Spacious and well equipped and wonderful light. Giuseppina was so helpful as was her household helper Sara who daily took away any recyclables and garbage. Parking is extremely challenging in Ortygia but Giuseppina had arranged reserved parking for us. Although it cost 20 Euros a day, it was worth it as Ortygia was our base from which to visit many sites.
We spent several days just exploring Syracuse including Ortygia on foot.
Thanks a low for the very nice review. We hope to have you back soon.
A wonderful apartment overlooking the Ionian Sea
We spent one month in beautiful Ortigia, living in Palazzo Colpace on Via Nizza. Our two bedroom, two bath apartment was beautifully laid out and contained modern appliances. The view from the huge terrace is breathtaking, we spent many afternoons watching the boats go by. Our wonderful hostess, Giueseppina, outdid herself in providing us with any of our needs.