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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy your home away from home

Syracuse (Siracusa) is an ancient Greek town on the south eastern coast of Sicily, Italy. Syracuse, whilst having a wonderful, modern atmosphere, has amazingly strong links with its ancient origins, through mythology and the staggering range of ancient monuments that still stand, many in a seemingly impossibly good state of repair.

Things to do in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

The Ortegia region of Syracuse, Italy, lies on an island, and is the ancient centre of the town. Mythologically important for the Spring of Arethusa, Ortegia is awash with some of the most amazing monuments and ruins you can find. These Temple of Apollo is the oldest example of a Greek temple still visible, and easily rivalling those of Rome and Athens for splendour. Across the New Bridge, the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Terminite Hill is a magnificent place to start your exploration of the relics of the area, allowing you to see the tell-tale differences between the Greek and Roman remains that adorn the region. There are also a handful of medieval relics to explore from a Syracuse villa, including the imposing Maniaces Castle.

A Syracuse villa is the perfect spot to gain a cultural understanding of Sicily. The town is perfectly positioned for full explorations of Sicily, and as the second largest city, the communications networks are excellent. There are many fantastic cultural courses to take, and the Sicilian cooking courses in Syracuse are known for their quality. Tourists can also enjoy craft workshops, learning traditional puppetry, ceramic and painting skills. Wine tasting sessions are particularly popular, allowing you to find your favourite Sicilian wine before heading to one of the excellent restaurants within the town. Whilst there are a large range of ‘tourist’ restaurants, these are best avoided if you would like to experience a little culture, and there are some fantastic local restaurants to discover if you look.

Of course, those staying in a Syracuse villa with a pool will be perfectly prepared for the hot summer months, but if you don’t, the proximity of the clear waters of the Mediterranean will be a real treat. There is plenty of swimming available from Syracuse, and you can easily arrange sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving excursions of the highest quality during your stay in a Syracuse villa, pool or not!

There are also plenty of paths to take inland, whether on foot, bicycle or on the back of a Sicilian pony. The wood and scrubland that stretches towards the interior of the island makes for perfect walking and riding terrain, with exceptional views reaching miles over the landscape and out over the glistening waters of the Mediterranean.

Places to visit on holiday in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

A little further up the eastern coast of Sicily is the historic town of Catania, which boasts a mix of ancient architecture which almost rivals that of Syracuse. The most impressive monuments are actually a little more recent than those of Syracuse, but highly impressive none the less. Access to Mount Etna is excellent from Catania, and those wishing to visit Europe’s most active volcano will have plenty of opportunity.

Weather in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Summers in Syracuse are wonderful, and with daily temperatures climbing into the mid 30’s (°C) on most days from June until September, a Syracuse villa with a pool is an almost priceless commodity, allowing you to have a relaxing dip before breakfast, a cooling siesta or even a romantic glass of wine around your Syracuse villa pool watching the sun setting in the evening.

Cheap flights to Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

There are regular train services running to Syracuse from Catania Airport (CTA) taking just a couple of hours. Catania Airport is located just south of the city of the same name, and luckily for those of us trying to reach Sicily from the UK, British Airways, Monarch and ThomsonFly all provide direct services from British airports including Manchester (MAN) and Gatwick (LGW).

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            House #1706773
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              Apartment #1127222
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  Apartment #8036941
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Apartment #6543522
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      Apartment #6372010
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        House #1724778
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                          Apartment #6869776
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            House #1779840
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                              Villa #6506436
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                House #2117194
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                                  Apartment #6913191
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6703790
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                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
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                                      House #1663359
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                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        Apartment #8001763
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Villa #1893698
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            Villa #8081546
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                                              • 3 BR
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                                              Villa #6799344
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                House #6194906
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  Apartment #1788087
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1891412
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                                                      Multiple rentals Corporate Apartment #1891412
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                                                          Apartment #1833031
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                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                            Apartment #1046610
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Apartment #1653608
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                House #6712082
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                                                                  House #6502559
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                                                                    Villa #6019370
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Apartment #6560261
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        Apartment #1039370
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                          House #6790448
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                                                                            Apartment #6970525
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6680749
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                Apartment #8158428
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                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #6647790
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                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #1843750
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                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      House #1605201
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                                                                                        Apartment #6853731
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                                                                                          Apartment #693260vb
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            Apartment #6088322
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Apartment #6478498
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                Apartment #6701061
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6787061
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    House #6823086
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Villa #1187656
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful restful comfortable apartment very well equiped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed for 9 nights in this lovely apartment in Siracusa, located just beside the archaological park. Maria Teresa went out of her way to make sure we were welcomed and provided excellent suggestions of places to visit, these included the wonderful Vendicari Nature reserve and local quite beautiful beaches. The walk to Calamosche beach was filled with beautiful wild flowers and interesting sedums.We also enjoyed a lovely Easter Sunday lunch in the Cortille Di Bacco restaurant in Ortigia. For the first few days we used public transport (train to Noto, which was fine ) but later hired a car which was necessary to get to some of the other beautiful parts of this area of Sicily, (again recommended by Maria Teresa) Cava Carosello is a beautiful nature trail recently opened to the public located within the archaeological area of Noto Antica, on Monte Alveria (about 25 minutes by car from Siracusa). Again wonderful wild flowers. The local area was well serviced with a bakery, great home made take away, coffee bar and supermarket. The walk into Ortigia is 25 minutes but this lovely apartment is a quiet haven to come home to each night. We also enjoyed a lovely sunny breakfast each morning. Thankyou Maria Teresa for a lovely stay. Trish & Stuart (Ireland & Manchester)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Superb penthouse, great location and amazing views from the huge terrace

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is on the top floor of an apartment block and while the exterior of the building feels a bit tired the apartment feels light and airy with art hanging on the walls. It's spacious and perfect for a couple, we also had a toddler with us and it was no problem. We didn't meet Margherita as she was away however she was very communicative throughout and put us in touch with her Father who lives in the apartment next door and was incredibly hospitable. Nothing was too much trouble, he offered us gifts for our son (it was Easter), made sure we had everything we needed and gave us great tips on everything from parking to restaurants, but then he also left us to our own devices offering a mobile number if we needed it. You can walk from the apartment to Ortigia in 5 mins, free parking all along the street and there is also a slightly run down but usuable kids park over the fairly busy road. The real selling point is the terrace with amazing views. Margherita's father allowed us to use the entire terrace which goes around the entire top floor meaning 360° views. Perfect to eat a meal and take in the views. It's all been very recently decorated, the small but adequate kitchen seemed brand new. As soon as you come out of the small lift (a god send) to arrive at the penthouse door you know it's going to be a lively places with paintings and plants adorning the walls outside. We would gladly stay here again, Siracusa was a fantastic place and a great base to explore. We found superb beaches only 20 mins away. There are also supermarkets in walking distance.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017