the most ancient and magnificent of all Mediterranean cities,
and former capital of the Magna Graecia, owes its unique charm
to the succession of invading civilisations that have conquered
it. It is a true melting pot of ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic,
Norman, Byzantine and Spanish cultures and combines all their
styles, tastes and scents. In every corner of the city traces
of these ancient civilisations can be seen. A visit to Syracuse
is like a journey in time and through history. Added to which
is the wonderful coastline and delightful surrounding countryside.
You will have the chance to mix art, history, nature and fine
food with our warm Sicilian hospitality.
As a visitor
to Syracuse, you should first see around the historic
city, concentrating on the island of Ortigia, before
visiting some of the many nearby sites: (including the baroque
marvel of the city of Noto - a Unesco world heritage centre
- the world-famous archaeological sites of Augusta and Palazzolo
Acreide, the nature reserves at Vendicari and Cavagrande,
the prehistoric site of Pantalica, etc.) If you care to venture
a little further, visit the beautiful city of Taormina (beloved
of D H Lawrence and many other English writers and artists),
the ceramics of Caltagirone, the villa at Casale di Piazza
Armerina, the baroque splendours of Modica and Ragusa (where
you should try the famous cuisine), the nightlife of Catania,
the splendid landscape around Alcantara and, of course, the
awe-inspiring heights and lave-flows of Mt Etna. Finally,
the nearby coastline offers many wonderful opportunities for
sea bathing in a warm and crystal-clear sea.
thousands of years, Ortygia has been the historic heart of Syracuse. This
charming little island is full of charm and character, where one of the greatest
pleasures is simply to wander amongst the narrow medieval streets, packed with
Baroque churches, attractive Piazzas and medieval Palazzi.
Reside in our
contained accommodation in Ortigia, Syracuse and
your expectations of comfort and lifestyle are met with the
reality of staying in prestigious & modern furnished apartments!