What a fantastic location for an apartment in Ortigia, stunning views from the balcony of the harbour and southern Sicilian coast. Located in a quiet courtyard only a doorway away from the amazing Piazza Duomo with its terrific cafes and fascinating sites, including the ancient duomo itself, beautiful palazzos and the unassuming church of Santa Lucia home to a marvellous Caravaggio work.
The apartment itself is amazingly spacious light and airy and is very well-equipped and thoughtfully presented. Secure parking was arranged by our host Stefano barely 8 mins level walk from the apartment. There was nothing we could fault, certainly one of best accommodations of our 8 week tour of Mediterranean Europe.
This is a lovely apartment in a perfect location. It is accessed through a courtyard off the main square and has a balcony overlooking the waterfront. The location just couldn't be better. There are restaurants everywhere seconds from the front door.
The owner, Stefanos, and his son are lovely and were extremely helpful. Accessing the car park is very challenging - whatever you do don't rely on your GPS - ours told us that the only way to get to the car park was to walk. Stefanos got a bit worried that we were taking so long, so he and his son came looking for us to make sure we were alright.
Splendid airy and light flat, amazing view out to sea. Perfectly sited in the centre of of Ortigia, close to all the sights, shops, bars and restaurants you could wish for. Our thanks to Stefano and his family for being so helpful, and we would love to return and stay for longer next time if possible.
Great apartment everything you need nice touch at the start prosseco and biscuits waiting for you spectacular view
We have one regret .. that we didn't stay longer. This apartment was perfect for us,stunningly beautiful views from the balcony and 20 steps from p. Duomo ... perfection. Everything we wanted was in the apartment, all we had to do was unpack and enjoy. The owner and his son greeted us on arrival and could not have been nicer. We will be back!! Thank you Stefano!
I don't think we could have chosen an apartment with a better location in Ortigia. The ground floor entry is through a courtyard just off the beautiful Piazza Douro, so the first thing we saw every morning upon leaving the apartment was that glorious cathedral glowing in the sun. On the other hand, every afternoon when we arrived back at the apartment and walked in from the vestibule, we were struck by the great view of the harbor through the balcony window. We loved relaxing by that window, watching the activity in the harbor and on the harborside promenade out front.
The apartment itself was comfortable and well equipped for cooking simple meals with the fresh produce and fish we purchased every morning at Ortigia's great Mercato. And there is a wonderful place for freshly prepared cannoli just down the street. We ate really well.
Stefano, the owner, picked us up after we returned our rental car in Siracusa and drove us to the apartment. (We were glad not to have a car on Ortigia.) Gracious and friendly, he offered to pick us up at the end of our stay and drive us to the train station, which was really helpful.
We would definitely stay at this apartment again if we returned to Ortigia.
Having looked at tripadvisor for over a month, we came across this apartment on the Duomo square. The apartment was a great find. We were central to everything. The view out the front was onto the harbour and the back led onto the square. We would definitely recommend this apartment. Lillia the owner and her husband were great to deal with.