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Agriturismo La Frescura
Ranked #16 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Syracuse
Reviewed September 19, 2012

it was like in the old italian movie... :)
beautiful house in between oranges with warm and lovely hosts.
Wonderful terrace in the sunset with a glass of wine.
Our hosts were so kind to invite us for a big dinner all together in the garden, and next day they presented us great Siracusa and took us to the beach of Eloro... We are sure coming back here !!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Though inexperienced in agriculture living I must say this is a lovely place. Peaceful, quiet and tranquil. Perfect surroundings for exercises every morning and greeted by a horse whinny probably saying “Buon giorno” with a Sicilian dialect.

Car is a must. La Frescura was a good base camp for exploring eastern and mid Sicily. Syracuse is only ten minutes ride and good beaches from 30 minutes depending on your choice of sand, pebbles etc. Numerous traces of ancient and Roman history are all around you in Sicily.

I understand that the rooms can differ a little. We were three persons and got a suite with two rooms and a bathroom. Suite is a little misleading. Clean and simple. We stayed one week in mid August. Rather hot but the air condition on low made you sleep well. A small fridge would have been appreciated. However a general fridge was available in the “office”.

It turned up a dilemma with especially dinner. You could have breakfast and/or dinner. You had to order it in advance and it was served on fixed hour. When we left in the morning we did not know when we would be back so we usually had a big lunch and brought some snacks for the evening. Fixed hours were something we did not want for our holiday.

I think La Frescura has a great potential to be further developed. Self-catering possibilities would be interesting. A small fridge is a good start. Barbecue another. There was a barbecue but not from this year or even last year but more as found in the junkyard.

The owner, a family, was very kind and helpful. The charming daughter spoke very good English so I did not have to try my lousy Italian at all. In her office beside the fridge was a lot of different guide books you could borrow, local information, papers etc.

I cannot say anything else than I would certainly return when I visit Sicily again and would recommend it to everyone who has a car and like the countryside. As for dinner I heard only praise from other guests.

This review is written with my own inexperienced discretion of an agriculture holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Olagus
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

"I miss Sicilia. I stayed at La Frescura, a quiet private farm located near Syracuse. I was welcomed warmly by the family owners, and I'll never forget their company. The accommodations were very nice, it was a comfortable and relaxing experience. The air was sweet, the food was terrific, the wine... the life... I tasted Sicilia... I miss Sicilia..."

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank norm o
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

La Frescura is the quintessential Italian agriturisimo. We felt at home, almost like visiting family, the moment we drove in. Our room was perfect: clean, and well equipped with a kitchen and a really comfortable bed(+ air-conditioning). We loved that we got to pick and use vegetables from the property. Ida, our host, guided us to amazing beaches, cool historical sites, and great restaurants (all within a few km's). Ida's mom, Franca, prepared us an amazing daily breakfast, all using products from their property - fresh eggs, homemade marmalade and even honey! We arrived as guests, and left as friends. Definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We attended a friend's wedding in Sircausa, and he suggested us this Agriturismo which ended up being a wonderful experience, quiete, relaxing, friendly, in a lovely location. Ida and his family made us feel part of the family, with other guests from all over the world. We enjoyed dining outside and chatting about everything, sharing experiences and opinions with Franca and the rest of the family. The rooms are big, comfortable, and the a/c makes them perfectly cool in the hottest days. I hope to have the chance to visti them again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2012


Stayed 2 nights, wished it was 2 weeks at this family run Agriturismo. All meals were outstanding, the hosts very obliging and the room very comfortable (loved the air con!) beautiful grounds and great to get lost wandering through the orchard. Can't beat nonna Franca's pasta con caponata melanzane.... Delicious! Will be returning for sure x

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed at La Frescura for one week, after we spent a week in Castelbuono (near Cefalu). Although we had experienced the welcoming hospitable mentality of the Sicilian people up north, it was an unexpected pleasure to stay with Ida, Giovanni (they both speak excellent English) and their family. They made us feel at home, gave us all sorts of advice about trips and restaurants and even on Sicilian politics. ;)
La Frescura is a lovely place, close enough to Siracusa (we simply loved Ortigia!) but far enough to be nice and quiet.
Hans & Alida, Netherlands

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alida M
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Address: Via per Floridia 50, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Syracuse
Price Range: $68 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Agriturismo La Frescura 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Frescura is an ancient country house dating back to the 17th century. Completely done up in 2007, it is faithful to the architectural characteristics of its ancient origins. The two-story building is immersed in nature and surrounded by twelve hectares of citrus groves. The typical Sicilian "masseria" develops around a courtyard with direct access to the accommodations. The lodges are different from one another, in an ambiance of a simple and minimal country style, with a flair for comfort and attention to detail. All of them are en suite, and some of them self catering. Complement for all of them air conditioner, the kitchen are full service. At disposal for our guest: library (English, Italian, Dutch), common space, panoramic terrace, orange and lemon trees garden, parking, panoramic walking paths, bike rentals, market-garden, touristic information, maps and guidebook. The position represents an ideal compromise between the countryside, sea and city in a very quiet and relaxing environment. 6Km from Siracusa city, nearby the highway, easily accessible the airport, Catania and all the east coast of Sicily! ... more   less 
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