We spent two nights at Casa Vacanze Medea and loved it. One of four self contained apartments with a lovely outdoor area under the vines to enjoy drinks and meals and also with our own table and chairs outside our rooms. The bedroom was spacious and with a lovely bed and equipped with plenty of storage and a safe and a small well equipped kitchen with many basics - oil/vinegar/rice/milk/jam/ coffee/tea etc.and pastries for breakfast. The bonus was the lovely owners Nuccia (English speaking) and Rafaelle. We had the pleasure also of meeting Nuccias beautiful daughter who practiced her very good English on us.
Casa Vacanze Medea is within walking distance of the main part of town and also Ortigia and is situated right opposite the entrance into the main attractions of the Greek Theatre and the Caves which was really our main reason for visiting Syracusa. We would recommend this lovely place to stay if you are in Syracusa.
Following our own directional mishaps the delightful English-speaking host guided us to the property via phone, despite it being late in the evening. We were provided with a shaded parking space in a secured garden and were given a very informative tour of the property and surrounding areas, plus a local information pack containing a number of helpful tips. They had also kindly left us with some of the essentials for breakfast as well as useful things like olive oil, water and balsamic which lasted all week.
The apartment itself was lovely, fairly rustic but charming. The furniture was pretty new and tasteful. There were plenty of places to eat outside, with our own table directly in front as well as another couple under a very pretty vine covered patio. With its own barbecue and pizza oven (which in all honesty we didn't get round to using). It was also very secure with a number of lockable gates.
The kitchen, while small had everything we needed and was clean and tidy. The bathroom was nice and had useful things like hanging storage and towel rails. The shower itself took a little while to get warm and did leak a bit.
We were given plenty of bed linen and towels, which were refreshed halfway through our stay without having been requested. We'd also inquired about the possibility of an iron on the second day, and by the same afternoon one had appeared on our doorstep.
The apartment itself was situated on the outskirts of Syracuse, right next to the Teatro Greco. With a car it was a great location with easy access to the motorway as well as main roads to get to other towns and beaches (the nearest of which was 15-20 minutes drive away). However walking to centre of Ortigia, the beautiful and history-laden focal point of Syracusa, can take up to 35 minutes to walk to, baring in mind there are very few places to eat and drink outside of Ortigia itself.
For a young couple as ourselves, the Casa Vacanze Medea was an ideal, romantic and well-conceived apartment that suited our needs perfectly. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we were to return, or indeed recommend it to another couple or small family.
Many thanks for a wonderfully relaxing week.
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