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A home in Ortigia. in the heart of historic centre, few steps away from the sea!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

First floor:

living room with a sofa/bed (french size bed 140cm), coffee table, two armchairs, flat screen tv

kitchen/ dining room, bathroom with shower, spacious bedroom with queen size bed.

Second floor: master bedroom (queen size) with two balconies and en suite bathroom with shower, double bedroom with two single beds that can be made up as one double, bathroom with bath tub.

Top floor: summer kitchenette. Terrace overlooking rooftops

Member since: 2015
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Speaks English, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Ginevra

Ginevra Lovatelli the owner of this property is Roman art historian, interior decorator and tourist guide and fell in love with Ortigia almost 10 years ago. Her dream to have a place to stay here came finally true when she bought this little building that she has restored and decorated with a lot of passion. A personal and sophisticated touch is given also by her Flemish husband’s artworks spread all over the place!

Ginevra purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

The apartment is spacious and except for one bedroom at the first floor is very bright. Furniture and decoration are simple and unique thank to the paintings of Ginevra's husband and the old pieces she personally found restored and recicled to create unusual pieces of furniture.

On the top floor a lovely terrace overlooking the rooftops is accessible climbing four more steps from the summer kitchenette. Here you can relax sunbathing, reading a book, sipping fresh Sicilian squeezed oranges or having a barbecue and few glasses of a good wine with your family or friends.

Located few steps away from the little, charming square “della Graziella” which takes its name from the old neighborhood between the ruins of the stunning Greek temple dedicated to Apollo and the colorful open air market. Few steps away from cafes, shops and two of the best restaurants in town.

A 5 minutes walk brings you to the closest access to the sea Forte Vigliena where you can relax swimming in clean water and sunbathing on big rocks or on the typical wooden platforms even if you are in the historical centre of a city!

A 10 minutes walk will bring you in the famous square of the Cathedral and a 15 minutes walk to the romantic spot of the mythological spring “Fonte Aretusa”


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Syracuse in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • first bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    second bathroom with bath tub - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    third bathroom with shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    secon bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    third bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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A home in Ortigia. in the heart of historic centre, few steps away from the sea!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
Hampshire UK

Great little place.....

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked into the house, we knew we’d made a great choice. Not only was the apartment in a great location in Ortigia, Alberto was on hand to give us some really good recommendations for restaurants etc.

The house is literally 3 minutes walk from the daily local market where you can buy the most amazing produce such as ricotta, Italian meats, fresh fruit and veg then you can stop off for a little drink and fresh Frito misto in a cone - truly delicious.

Local restaurants are plentiful with choices ranging from pizza, pasta to more traditional Sicilian dishes. Great wine and of course limoncello (if you see it with mint then try it as it is fantastic).

In terms of the house, I can honestly say that Ginevra has thought of everything. We had all the household items we needed (hand soap, toilet roll, washing up liquid, washing machine detergent, bbq fuel, bin bags). Everything you could possibly want for a home from home.

It is possible to find free parking near the house, however if the ZTL is active it can be more of a challenge. We parked over the weekend in Talete and it was fine.

All in all we had great stay and would absolutely recommended renting this property.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday in a gorgeous house in Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Genevra’s beautifully restored house in Ortigia. It is ideally located - the sea & market are around the corner & it is a short walk to the Duomo, shops, bars & restaurants. It is a spacious house with good facilities - excellent wifi, 3 double bedrooms & 3 bathrooms , a lovely roof terrace & 2 kitchens - we cooked in both, eating on the terrace or ground floor depending in the weather, after shopping daily at one of the best food markets I’ve ever visited - Wonderful seafood, fruit, vegetables, spices, wine, cheese , olive oil etc - so much to choose from.

Check in and out was very easy & Alberto who was managing the house for Ginevra was extremely helpful to us, giving us advice on restaurants, places to visits & the ins & outs of parking on The island.

Ortigia is a lovely place to visit & I would recommend staying here if you want to experience real Ortigian living.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's such a great pleasure for me knowing that my beloved house is appreciated by sensitive and well travelled guests! when we are there we are so happy and we have such a fabulous time that we want everybody to be happy like us! Thank you so much Ann!!!
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Happy visit

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the property and the town . It was very convenient and close to every attraction. Only 5 minutes walk from an almost 3,000 year old temple! Accommodation comfortable, clean and well equipped. Great having the little terrace and the two kitchens. Alberto who welcomed us was incredibly helpful. Loved Ortigia. Air conditioning units were amazingly quiet. The main sunny bedroom a bit noisy every morning between 6.00 am and 8.15 due to builders nearby, something out of Ginerva’s control. Back bedroom very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfull townhouse near all you need in Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

Lively townhouse with lots of opportunities to be together, split up, enjoy the sun and experience Ortigia and Syracuse. Three separate bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens allocated in 3 floors. What more do you need but to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anders for your lovely review!!! Come back soon!!! All the best Ginevra
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location with a great feel to it - gird your loins to climb the stairs but you get better at it by the second day. We loved sitting on the rooftop terrace having a drink at the end of the day.

Some of the services need a litle love and attention. We pointed out the problems with the washing machine to the manager - I'm sure they'll deal with them promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The washing machine has been substitute with a new one last week and in october we will also replace the staircase with a more comfortable one!
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Noisy and poor facilities

  • 1 of 5

The downstairs bedroom was very damp. The kitchens were unusable. The house opened on to the tiny road with noise all the time. Stray cats even wondered in through the grating. The clothes washer did not work well and the tiny spiral staircase was difficult to negotiate.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
catania fontanarossa international airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
My favorite: Bar Apollo
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many: Room, Sicilia in Tavola, Divino Mare
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
public acces at Bagno di Forte Vigliena (rocks)
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Syracuse, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

pulizie finali £62.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.91

10€ per perona a notte nel caso gli ospiti siano più di 5
Fumatori ammessi ma si fuma solo nei balconi e in terrazza

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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