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Luxury Apartment In Ancient Building With Breathtaking Ocean View in Ortigia

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Palazzo Colpace in Syracuse, is a uniquely elegant and spectacular vacation rental. Built in early nineteen century, the Palazzo perfectly complements the ancient beauty of Ortygia, the old island and nest of the Ancient Greek colony in which Archia established the new town that one day will become the most powerful of the Greek colonies. Ortygia is a pearl in the middle of the blue waters of the Ionian sea. The Palazzo resembles a nave-ship facing the water which you will be able to enjoy from its beautifully furnished terrace. Every room in Palazzo Colpace rental features breathtaking views of the Ionian sea or the city: stand on the terrace and watch the sparkling water of the 'Isolotto dei cani' that barely reaches the surfaces of the sea, or follow ships crossing the sea, or watches the little fishing boats with lights at night looking for octopus, or stand on the balcony to look at the terraces and roofs of the old city, or relax in bed or on the sofa to read a book or day-dream. Inside, rooms are elegantly furnished with three beds and two sofa-beds, ceramic tiles, vaulted ceilings, and modern amenities.

Come and stay with us, and discover the pleasure of a perfect place, a place to simply live in.

About the apartment

Palazzo Colpace rental consists of a large apartment located at the second floor of a nineteen century building. The apartment includes a master bedroom, a smaller bedroom, a very large living room, a big kitchen and two bathrooms. All rooms are vaulted. A large terrace faces the sea on one side and a balcony offers open views of the city on the other side. Wear your bathing suit and go to swim just under the Palazzo, or wear your walking shoes and wonders in the narrow streets of Ortigia, or just sit at a cafe in the main square having your gelato or sipping your favorite refreshing drink. The location of the house offers privacy, but is only an easy 10 minute walk to the main square, or the Arethusa spring, and shops with art crafts or object of Italian design, or cafes and restaurants offering the many delicacies of Sicilian cuisine.

The living room continues onto a large terrace with two lounge chairs, a dining table and a sofa. They create a perfect spot for relaxation, private sunbathing, romantic dining, or just sea watching. The living room contains a dining table, a comfortable leather sofabed, along with a coffee table and a wall-unit equipped with TV monitor and stereo. A large glass door divides the living room from the kitchen. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave, washing machine, refrigerator and freezer, as well as a dining table. A second sofabed is also present in the kitchen for an extra guest or just for enjoying reading a book or a newspaper. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, a wardrobe, a writing-desk, a TV monitor and a Charlotte chair. The second bedroom has two twin beds that can be transformed into a queen bed upon request, a wardrobe, a writing desk and a chair. The apartment has two bathrooms with showers. One of the two bathrooms is directly accessible through the master bedroom, the other bathroom can be accessed from the apartment. A long balcony facing the old town is accessible from the master bedroom and kitchen. Each room has air conditioning and centralized heat. WiFi is available in all rooms.

Palazzo Colpace is three minutes walking from Forte Vigliena, leading down to the water’s edge through a few steps. Forte Vigliena is open all day and offers immediate access to the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea. The Historic Center of Ortigia all around, with its buildings of great cultural value, make Siracusa a favorite tourist destination. Especially at night, when the streetlights of this little island create a very special atmosphere, as if one were in a stately home full of works of art and beautiful buildings for one to discover and explore.


The apartment is located in the heart of the Ortigia, an island on which the old colony of Siracusa was established. It is only a few minutes walk from Piazza Duomo, the Castello Maniace, the ancient Jewish mikvah, the marina and many other historic monuments and sites, not to mention fine restaurants, shopping, a seaside promenade, and more. The archeological park with the Greek Theater, and museums are a half hour walk or ten minute drive away. The closest airport is located in Catania at approximately 35 minutes' drive to the north. Airport pick up and drop off available from local taxi services.

Siracusa is located on the East coast of Sicily. The coast is characterized by sandy beaches such as the famous “Fontane bianche” with crystal-clear water, easily reachable from Ortigia by a 20 minutes drive. In less than 1 hour drive you can also reach Vendicari natural park, Cava Grande, the Pantalica natural park, Palazzolo with a small enchanted Greeck Theatre, along with Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli and Modica, four towns belonging to the UNESCO, and famous for their Baroque buildings. At approximately 150 Kms, with daily excursions, you can reach Taormina, the park of the mighty Volcano Mount Etna, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina with the famous Roman Villa, The Castle of Donnafugata where the film by Visconti “The Leopard” was partly shot, and many more places that have been built in the last 4.000 years in Sicily.

More Details

Palazzo Colpace
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The apartment has two bathrooms with showers. One of the two bathrooms is directly accessible through the master bedroom, the other bathroom can be accessed from the apartment.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , This bedroom has 2 twin beds (can become 1 queen bed).
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, a wardrobe, a writing-desk, a TV monitor and a Charlotte chair, along with its own bathroom. The room has access to a balcony with view of the old town.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Apartment In Ancient Building With Breathtaking Ocean View in Ortigia
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Corrales, New Mexico

Beautiful apartment overlooking the sea.

  • 5 of 5

This apt exceeded our expectations. It was in a perfect location--close to everything but quiet. It was great to have our own kitchen and washing machine. The balcony was huge and overlooked the sea. We sat out there every morning and had coffee. We would highly recommend this place. The owner lives downstairs and goes out of her way to accommodate your needs.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Roxi, thanks for your very nice review. I hope you had a very comfortable trip back to the US. See you soon, Best, Ottavio
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A wonderful apartment overlooking the Ionian Sea

  • 5 of 5

We spent one month in beautiful Ortigia, living in Palazzo Colpace on Via Nizza. Our two bedroom, two bath apartment was beautifully laid out and contained modern appliances. The view from the huge terrace is breathtaking, we spent many afternoons watching the boats go by. Our wonderful hostess, Giueseppina, outdid herself in providing us with any of our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yateley Hampshire

The best holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment brilliant sea view everything great can walk to everywhere owner very helpful would recommend jellies for beach rocky

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious and well located

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spacious apartment. The terrace with water view is perfect for eating lunch or sunbathing. The building fronts onto a quiet, narrow street typical of Ortigia and it is an easy walk to the many good restaurants and local sights. Although it appears to be an old (and beautiful) palazzo from the exterior, the interior of the apartment is modern, with a roomy eat-in kitchen and modern appliances. We made use of the nearby garage for our rental car. But driving around the tight corners of this ancient city can be nerve-wracking; we were much happier walking and the city is delightful for that!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 10 days and I can only agree with all the other fantastic reviews. Like others we have stayed in villas and apartments all over Europe for the past 20 years and this is one of the best. All the facilities are first class and the location must be one of the best on the island.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your very favorable comment. We hope you will come back and wish you all the best. Ottavio & Giuseppina.
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Our Lovely Stay in Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

The three of us enjoyed four fantastic days in Ortigia at this luxury palazzo apartment on Via Nizza. This is among the best of the many accommodations we have booked in Italy -- villas, apartments, B&Bs, agriturismo included.

The apartment is very well located, on a quiet street with a spectacular view from the large veranda of the sea and shoreline. It is spacious, comfortable, modern and well-appointed. Two full bathrooms are an extraordinary luxury in Ortigia, and the our host, Giuseppina (who renovated and lives in the building), was delightful, kind and so helpful. She and her brother, Ottavio, who owns the apartment (and lives in the US), were both fantastic, from booking to checkout. Some examples. When we arrived, the wifi was not working properly. Giuseppina and Ottavio responded with urgency, replacing the router the same day, and it worked beautifully from then on. Giuseppina also joined us for dinner one night, giving us the gift of her time and advice about Siracusa and other parts of Italy. She helped to arrange transportation to Catania Airport for one of us who spent a couple of days on Malta. Assistance was also offered with parking our car in a nearby underground garage, as vehicle access for non-residents is restricted in Ortigia.

We had a great experience in Siracusa, and loved returning home every night to this fantastic apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim, thank you for your very nice review. You were great guests. We are happy you good time in town and appreciated the beauty of our homeland. See you in the near future, Ottavio
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Port of Siracusa, Ferry to Malta
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Fontane bianche
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Syracuse, Sicily

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High season
13 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £215.31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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