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High Tech, Castle, Roofs and Sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Maniace Castle, the fortress that protects the entrance to the great harbor of Syracuse, a natural revolt on the west side of YOUR "postoaparte" from the terrace where you can enjoy sunsets and sunrises dream. It is located in Via Salomone, a narrow curve that leads to the castle square where one-story houses alternate with nineteenth century buildings higher. One of these has been totally renovated, the scale ends at the third floor of the building that as an island suspended between the roof you can enjoy a breathtaking view of all four quadrants of the compass. To the west of the harbor Natural Syracuse, East On the waterfront of the east, south of the Castle Maniace and input opposite the port from which branches off the reserve Marine Protected Plemmirio finally north stand on the blue sky of Ortigia the dome and bell towers of the cathedral built on the Temple of Minerva and the church of Saint Lucia to the Abbey, both lying in the majestic Piazza Duomo. The remarkable height of the attic has allowed us to give the house an area to loft and create another level supported by glass inserts, iron girders, orsogrill and wooden slats that create a pleasant continuity and amplify the views of the sky and sea. the effect is that of a tower free on all four sides.

Lucia Zappulla
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Syracuse Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Ski Locker
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Parasol
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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High Tech, Castle, Roofs and Sea
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Bellingham, WA USA

The roof, the view, the kitchen - we really loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, comfortable home with great views over Ortygia. We cooked dinner here one night and the kitchen is very well stocked, brilliantly designed, and just really fun to use. The sound system in the dining room is a delight and we all enjoyed sitting, listening to music and looking out at the sea. We were there in December so we didn't spend much time on the roof but it is a great space.

We were comfortable and the balcony doors are high-quality - you hear nothing outside. I was initially worried about ceiling heights as 3 of us are over 6' tall but the spaces worked well. The living room with the fireplace is a great room to hang out in and we even used the upstairs office to sit and read and look at the view.

Communication was good, check-in/check-out was easy. Thank you for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and her family were very welcome guests. I love when our guests use the house like theirs, they cook, they take advantage of all the rooms and they enjoy the view of the house while they listen to the music, because these are the things we did in the house when we lived there! I think that means they are fine. Thanks Lisa for your visit and good travels
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

Great house with more innovation than the average holiday property. A bit of a challenge for those over 6 foot (like me) at times, but we coped and really enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Grahame sono contenta che vi siate divertiti e siate stati bene, anche per me è stato molto piacevole avervi a casa... siete stati fantastici!
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Unique place to stay

  • 4 of 5

To start, Siracusa was amazing and the location of this apartment was great. We were located with in walking distance to everything we wanted to do. The owners provided us with a map labeled with lots of recommendations for groceries and restaurants which was super helpful. department was exactly what it said in the listing clean and comfortable and probably a bit larger than I had expected. I think my only drawback was the flights of stairs to get up to the apartment, it's a definite hike.

Also the owner of the apartment was incredibly helpful as we had lost luggage and she went out of her way to try and help us get those things back. In fact when we arrived at the apartment some of our things had already been delivered and brought upstairs for us.

I would not hesitate to stay here again recommend it to someone else.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Lindsay, ogni volta che qualcuno, grazie alla nostra accoglienza, sta bene nella nostra città per noi è un vero orgoglio oltre che un gran piacere!
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Beautiful apartment in a quiet but convenient area of Ortigia, Sicily

  • 5 of 5

The apartment itself is very hip with glass floors for the mezzanine, artwork, high tech electronics, a modern kitchen, etc. It is very clean and well and comfortably furnished. The rooftop terrace has ocean views and is a great place to have some meals. The apartment is on the top floor (60 steps up) and there is a further steep stairway up to the bathroom, terrace and upper bedroom. Do note that the deck doorway is short and the upper bedroom is under the roof so rather a low ceiling on one side. We loved the location which is fairly quiet but not far from the Piazza del Duomo and quite near the Castello (Norman/Spanish castle) which is actually one of the coolest places to visit in Siracusa. The area is very walkable and the sea is quite close on three sides. The owner was very helpful in commuications, directions and helping organize a cheaper taxi ride to Catania airport. Of four places we stayed in Sicily this was definitely the best and not too expensive considering the quality and location.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert è stato ospite molto gradito, purtroppo ero fuori città durante il suo soggiorno nella nostra casa ma mi ha comunque telefonato il giorno in cui partiva e questo mi ha fatto molto piacere! Le recensioni servono anche per poter dare risposte, ringrazio prima di tutto Robert per la sua ma per i prossimi ospiti devo chiarire due punti, l'appartamento si trova al terzo piano come specificato nell'annuncio ed è chiaro che ci vogliono le scale anche perché non c'è ascensore e anche questo è evidenziato nell'annuncio, le scale interne che vanno alla camera da letto e al bagno hanno alzata inferiore allo standard nonostante sembrino "ripide" ma sono scale "alla minatore" create cioè con un sistema particolare che permette di fare scale comode in poco spazio mentre (ma anche quelle compaiono nell'annuncio) le scale che salgono allo studio sono ripide ma con una pedata larghissima e lo studio si trova sullo stesso livello del terrazzo e delle camere da letto. Vero è che la camera da letto matrimoniale essendo una mansarda ha il tetto a scendere fino a 1.30 (ma parte da 2.40) ma questo la rende anche romantica e unica visto che proprio sopra la parte più bassa ci sono 4 metri quadrati di finestra in vetro direttamente sotto le stelle...
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Amazing apartment with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Ortigia, the apartment being very well located in the old town, close to the sea.

The apartment was well equipped and very modern, best suited to active people.

The views from the roof terrace, where we ate all our meals, were fantastic. It was also in the sun all day.

Lucia was extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corvallis, OR

Light and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of apartments in Europe, but none like this one. It was like perching on the end of an island with light and ocean all around us. The apartment itself is whimsical—an unconventional staircase, glass floors, playful paintings—which makes it a destination in itself. But the location, too, is superb. We are enthusiastic walkers, but even for reluctant walkers, the apartment is close to everything you need. Lucia, the owner, was so helpful that even though she had to be away during some of our visit, she kept checking on us. She also started us out with a map so thorough that we felt we knew the place before we started on our first walk. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The rooms are very bright thanks to two huge Velux roof of the main bedroom and the seven balconies that frame now the dome of the church of the Holy Spirit, which stands on the seafront of the east, now a sea furrowed by fishing boats local. While from the terrace, 20 meters square cut in the sloping roof, which is accessed by two doors, it dominates the entire island of Ortigia. The entrance leads directly to the kitchen island made up of wood complete with all the high tech accessories that seamlessly brings us to the south in the Living collection around the fireplace and enlivened by a superb surround sound audio video equipment Bang Olufsen . from here an iron staircase to view, as opposed to the side of the wooden kitchen style submarine with storage below, leads us to the level of the terrace in a loft completely transparent glass. on the west side extends a first bedroom of 40 square meters, above which is the other bedroom of the same size that is reached by a wooden staircase that leads to the bathroom and to the second entrance to the terrace. The technological part is completed by Internet WiFi and flat, further Hi FI with powered subwoofer to listen to music from any device MAC, PC, tablet or mobile apple or android, Internet radio in the bathroom and climatizzaione you'll never need to considered using the microclimate in your 'Postoaparte' added value that you can enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $36.92

Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario. Check in dalle 12 in poi. Check out entro le 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.