|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
"Alfeo" is a delightful and unique, studio / Studio ideal for 2 guests.
bedroom in the loft bedroom for 2 guests, with breathtaking sea views right from the bed. Simply turn your head on the pillow just wake up to enjoy the relaxing view of the sea that offers the most beautiful promenade of the old town (the island of Ortigia).
Small "suspended" balcony on the sea with breathtaking views. Location on the most beautiful promenade of the historic center of Siracusa (Island of Ortigia). Area served everything: bars, restaurants, food markets, shops, tourist sites all within very close walking distance.
Holiday house with air conditioning / heating, masonry kitchenette perfectly equipped with everything you need for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Microwave and small refrigerator. private bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Led TV 32 ". Enjoy free Wi-Fi.
The price includes:
- 1 set of sheets for each bed and sofa bed, plus extra blankets and pillows;
- 1 set of bathroom, for each of the guests, consisting of 3 sheets, respectively, for the shower, for the face and for underwear. Also included 1 mini-toiletries (shampoo and soap)
- Fully equipped kitchen with cookware, cutlery, plates, various tools for cooking, refrigerator and mini-freezer, moka coffee maker, microwave etc ...
- Free WiFi; free final cleaning / fees; All local taxes included in the cost.
I am a person who loves to travel and I also like to accommodate travelers by offering the best services and comforts to enjoy the best of the beauties of Ortigia and Syracuse ...
Claudio Costa purchased this apartment in 2001
Check in is available from 14 up to 19.
The check in point is a hotel reception and is located in the central area of Siracusa, in via Tripoli No. 40.
Staff at the reception will be at your disposal for every information and outreach, we will provide you a map and give you the keys of the house, as well as providing all the suggestions for a comfortable stay and how to easily get to the vacation home, which is in the historical center of Siracusa (island of Ortigia)
Only in exceptional cases you may be granted check in after 19.
In this case, however, you must explicitly request it to the Host, and then agreeing with him the most of all the details required to guarantee you a comfortable arrival in the house.
Check out no later than the expected 10/10: 30 am, to allow cleaning and preparation of all necessary facilities to the new guests.
If need a late check out, you can request it to the Host and, if possible, you will be surely granted this facility.
Checked in, and collected the keys, you can reach the holiday home in three ways:
- Walk (15 minute stroll through the historic center).
- With electric minibus, cost 50 euro cents per person.
Starting from the stop 'Molo Sant'Antonio', just 100 meters away from the check-in point via Tripoli 40.
After 3/4 minute journey to the historic center must get off at the 'Fountain of Arethusa' or at 'Castello Maniace'.
Both are distant about 50 m. from the holiday home.
- With a brief passage in Taxi, inquiry and booking on site, directly to the staff of the reception via Tripoli 40.
Maximum cost is 10 €, from check-in point at the holiday home booked.
The apartment couldn't have been easier to find, just a few minutes' walk from the electric bus stop at the Fontana Aretusa, one of the main piazzas of Ortigia. Checking in, and getting info for the apt. from the very friendly V. at the Hotel Mediterraneo in Syracuse was easy. The only tricky part was our heavy, wheeling suitcase and the warm June day. Once there, we were relaxed and relieved to be in such a beautiful place, filled with history and art.
The apartment itself is small, as shown, but perfectly adequate for a couple (and our small, 5 lb. dog). There is a nice balcony which you can step up into from the kitchen which fits one chair (since the air conditioner unit takes up some space on half of it). It overlooks the bay as well as all the restaurants under the apt. on the lungomare. The TV and wifi works perfectly well (something that didn't work so well at all during our stay in a similar apt in Cefalu last year).
The bathroom and shower are fine, and there's even a bidet and hairdryer. The kitchen only has two electric burners, a tall mini fridge and a microwave, but it works well enough to cook simple meals or do lunch and breakfast at home. Since Ortigia has such a great daily fresh market of fish, meats, cheese, vegetables and fruits to discover, it would be a shame to do every meal in a restaurant.
The apartment was neat and pretty clean, and the apartment building was quiet. The only "noise" we heard during our stay was on the last Friday night. Since the apt. is right on the lungomare and next to a busy, small piazza where teens gather to meet each night, that one Friday was a bit loud with kids in groups. However, we had left the window open onto the street for air. If you close it and put the a/c on, the noise wouldn't have been noticeable. Since we live in NYC, we are used to such city sounds.
Tourist hint: do rent a bike! There's a print shop right near the architecture school around the corner by the castle that rents bikes for around 10 euro a day. Also, go down to the marina and rent a boat (if you know how to drive one). It's a great way to see the full coast around Ortigia and Siracuse and the villas and rugged coast across the sea at the Peninsula Maddalena.
Uno dei posti più belli di Ortigia! È UN POSTO DA SOGNO !!
-Een adembenemende plek ! Je leeft in een droomwereld !
-Das Zimmer ist fabelhaft ! Es ist als ob man lebt in eine Traumwelt!
- L'appartement est fabuleux ! Il me semble que c'est un sogne !
- The apartment is wonderful ! You live in a dreamworld !
Appartement très bien situé, face au soleil avec vue directe sur la mer où il est agréable de s'endormir bercé par le bruit des vagues.
We stayed for 2 days to this appartement. It was great because he s well stayed...near of the restaurant, sea view...( we can see the sea from t your bed ).
We didn't really like one thing...the bathroom ( shower box was broken, and need a fresh blow.
But you can go ... I'm sure you will have a lot of fun and a good journey
When I decided to change my trip I tried to stay some more days in Siracusa so modifying my tour. I really had a wonderful intuition ! Syracuse and Ortigya are wonderful and I enjoyed to visit it walking and loving the really amazing wheather (There were 20 and more degree during the day in december !).
I sent a message very late in the evening but Claudio (the host) answered me as soon as he can and even called me the day after when he saw I was looking for the same day and he was very kind to apply a big discount on the official price. His apartment is really very small (not more than 25/30 mt) but perfect for 1/2 guests. I just found what I need: very clean, furnished of everything to cook or stay fully confortable. I did a good choice expecially because Claudio's little apartment is really very central in Ortigya in a pedestrian promenade (so without noise during the day) but expecially because of even from the bed I loved to enjoy an amazing sea view of the mediterranean sea. My stay was so very nice and I will suggest this city and this apartment even to my friends.
The location is very central in Ortigia (the charming and lively island / historical center of Syracuse), so ideal for a comfortable and easy to visit all major tourist attractions, as well as offering so extreme comfort in reaching suffered bars, restaurants, shops, market food, etc ... in only 1/2 minutes walk.
ONLY 50 meters away are the beach, free of charge, "Cala Rossa" and the beach "Arethusa". The sun / beach "Forte Vigliena" is instead about 3/400 mt.
At 100 meters is the magnificent Cathedral square where you can admire the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Abbey of St. Lucia church that holds a precious painting by Caravaggio, various art galleries, the Bellomo Museum, 50 meters the charming and enchanting castle Maniace built by the enlightened Frederick of Swabia, you can lose yourself in the fascinating features of the island streets, once heart of the most powerful button "polis" of the greek / Hellenistic period in the Mediterranean, where you were born or formed the greatest personalities in the scholarly field of literature (Aeschylus, Euripides, etc ...) and Science (Archimedes was born, lived and died in Syracuse).
The apartment is 50 mt. from several links to the public electric bus (Line BLUE - Line n. 1 - Only 50 cents of euro per trip, ticket can be purchased on the bus once climbed) that allow you to reach the main places of interest in the city within minutes and with short and convenient travel.
About 100 mt. from the apartment you can park for free (check the map of 'seafront of Ortigia location').
Holiday in the immediate vicinity of the house you can find several places to rent bikes, rent a car to visit the beautiful province of Syracuse (the province of Siracusa offers 3 sites protected by UNESCO as "World Heritage" Syracuse and Ortigia; Noto and the Val di Noto and Pantalica.
The main beaches in the province of Syracuse:
-In Ortigia: Calarossa beach, accessible by convenient ladder in the historic town center is only 3/4 minutes walk from the holiday home, the beach of gravel and good quality offshore. Recommended for proximity and practicality;
-Beaches Of San Lorenzo, although not as much 'economic' recommended lido Agua beach, it's worth it ... ..If ideal conditions: the sea 'Caribbean' ....
-Island Of Currents / Carratois, recommended Carratois the Lido and the Lido Le Dune, Italy's southern end, if not too windy there will sea 'Caribbean' and long beach
Natural -Power reserve of Plemmirio, in the district of Syracuse, reefs and crystal clear sea, protected reserve;
-Beaches Of Lido di Noto, very extensive and sometimes crowded boardwalk, excellent quality sea;
-Beaches Of the Natural Reserve of Vendicari, pristine beaches, no overbuilding, birdwatching and unspoiled nature;
-beach Calamosca, pristine but necessary 5/10 minutes walk from where you park to reach the shoreline, pristine sea;
-Beaches Of Arenella and Fontane Bianche, the resort areas of Syracuse, albeit distant only 10/15 minutes drive from the city, recommended for those looking for the presence of services, food markets, beaches, beach entertainment, etc ... ..Mare of good quality;
-Borgo seaside of Marzamemi, a charming village by the sea characterized by cafes and restaurants overlooking the sea, shops, etc ...... maybe romantic destination for the end of day at the beach;
fishing -Borgo of Portopalo di Capo Passero, a picturesque village to visit but it's better to make a day at the beach or to make a drink in the late afternoon
fishing -Borgo Brucoli (north of Syracuse in the district of Augsburg), coves characteristics in town in summer and especially for the geomorphology;
Places to visit in the city:
-all The island of Ortigia, the Syracuse Cathedral, Castle Frederick 'Maniace', Archaeological Park of Paradise (greek theater in Syracuse, Roman amphitheater and Dionisio ear, etc ...), archaeological museum 'Paolo Orsi' (as provided in the world of pre-Greek colonization findings as well as findings from the greek and Roman period)
Places to visit in the province:
-City Baroque Noto;
-Necropoli Pantalica (UNESCO World Heritage), Sortino / Ferla area;
Medieval Buccheri -Borgo.
Il check in è possibile dalle 1 pm fino alle 7 pm.
Il check out è previsto dalle 9 alle 9:30 am.
E' necessario concordare con l'Host l'orario di arrivo e di partenza per poter riceve le chiavi dell'appartamento.
La casa vacanza è centralissima in Ortigia per cui è possibile solo accedere in centro storico per scaricare i bagagli ma non per parcheggiare.
Ci sono molti minibus elettrici pubblici che portano da fuori il centro storico fino a pochi metri dalla casa vacanza