About the property
- Apartment484 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Ortigia,Apartments only 50m from the sea,quite area
Strategic location, in the heart of Ortigia, a few steps from the seashore, La Gorgone Ortigia Apartments is close to the tourist attractions, restaurants and the main square Piazza Duomo.Just 5-6 mins walk from Piazza Duomo,one minute walk from the bus stop and 1,5 km from the railway station your beautiful apartment couldn't be better located.
Our lovely apartment is placed 1800 building and they are offered to you as a home from home.Ideal for a couple.
WHAT MEDUSA APARTMENT OFFERS (ONLY 2 GUESTS):
- independent access h24;
- Internet WiFi unlimited;
digital terrestrial TV;
- linen / bed sheets;
- bath towels / towels;
- fully equipped kitchen ( MICROWAVE, induction cooker, refrigerator and freezer, dishes and cookware, table linens, kettle, juicer, washing dishes, tea and spices);
- independent air conditioning ;
- water and electricity consumption up to 50kw weekly
- private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and toiletries;
- Laundry room,washing machine, iron and ironing board
- beach umbrella+beach towels
- Tourist guides and maps
- 2 VINTAGE BIKES are available for free for guests that book directly with us.The bike must be reserved in advance.
2 beautiful vintage bikes are available for free for my guests.
I will provide you a pump,a lock and a key to regulate the seats of the bikes.
I kindly ask you to use ALWAYS the lock and take care of them during your excursions.
Please if you're interested in using them let me know in advance to check the availability.
Ortigia is a limited traffic area particularly in the evening after 8 p.m and week-ends.Close to my flat there'are some free parking spaces.
I strongly suggest you to reserve a parking space in a pay private garage or to park in the pay public parking.
The pay public parking "Talete"is about 700 meters from the flat.You can easily reach the flat by walking or taking the electric bus.
If you decide to park at Talete Parking ,for unloading luggage during times of the ZTL, I can communicate your license plate to the police to avoid fines.
The pay private garage (guarded)is about 250 meters from the flat.I'm not the owner but I'll happy to reserve for you a parking space.In this case the owner of the garage will provide you a "pass"to enter in Ortigia even during the ZTL times.
For more info and/or to reserve a parking space in the private garage please contact me in advance as limited parking spaces are available.
* flat not suitable for wheel chairs
***The final cleaning fee is not included in the rental 30 euro as well as the city tax
- Transfer service:from/to Catania or Comiso Airport up to 4 guests
- Cradle for our baby guests (€20 per stay)
From Syracuse you can easily visit on a daily basis throughout the south -eastern Sicily, the Baroque town of Noto , Palazzolo , the charming beaches of Syracuse, Arenella, Fontane Bianche , Avola and Noto , the beaches of San Lorenzo and the entire Oasis Vendicari up to Porto Palo , extreme eastern tip of Sicily, where the Ionian Sea meets the Mediterranean . You can also visit places like Pantalica and Cava Grande del Cassibile river with wonderful and enchanting lakes . You can make nice excursions on Etna, visit Taormina , Messina, Catania , Agrigento and Ragusa.
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- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
My name is Roberta and I´m your host. I love to travel and have had the good fortune of experiencing many parts of the world with local hosts. I want to extend my home to fellow travelers in the city I love, and share the knowledge I've gained from living here my whole life. I love meeting new people from different places with interesting stories. I am an Italian teacher so if you'd like to learn Italian before your stay I'll be glad to propose you my lessons via Skype.I trust you will like my place as much as I enjoy living there. Let me know if you need anything or if you need any tips on what to do while you are here. Enjoy your stay.
Roberta purchased this Apartment in 2014
What makes this Apartment unique
Italian lessons special prices for my guests: Would you like learn Italian? I'm an Italian teacher with years of experience in teaching.I'll be glad to teach my melodious language before your stay .Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Italian speaker I can help you to improve quickly your Italian level in a few lessons.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful island idyll. Great shopping, restaurants and swimming from rocks.
The apartment is fantastically situated only minutes away from the sea where we swam from the rocks every day. It is very comfortable with everything you could need. The little patio for drying clothes was very convenient. Fabio (Roberta's brother) met us and very kindly sorted out the complicated parking for us. The island itself is very picturesque with lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants. The market is good for food and we had the best sandwiches in the world at the famous sandwich man's stall - although be prepared to queue (the time goes quickly as it's like performance art!). We went during the Ortigia Film Festival which was an added bonus. Open air free films, several in English or with sub- titles. The archeology museum in Syracuse is also well worth a visit - there's tons to see. Also the Greek theatre etc. We took a day trip to Noto, which is quite small but did have the best ice cream in the world. And swam at one of the many beautiful golden beaches on the way home. We also had an excellent, reasonably priced boat trip to see the caves and swim from a the boat. All all I can thoroughly recommend Ortigia as a base and Roberta's lovely flat. We wouldn't have bothered with a car though as parking is difficult and we just walked everywhere anyway. We would definitely go back - already missing the sunbathing on the 'solarium'.
Dear Amanda! Thank you very much for you kind feed back which is highly appreciated by all of us. We hope to have you with us soon again! Best wishes Roberta,Fabio&Sibana
Très bon séjour dans un appartement très bien situé
Syracuse est vraiment magnifique. L'appartement avec sa petite terrasse donnant sur la mer permet de passé des moments très agréable au calme! À recommander sans hésitation
Great apartment, perfect location
Our apartment was as lovely as we expected, very comfortable and in a perfect location surrounded by beautiful little streets which we explored in the evenings.
We had a nice terrace which was just right for enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sun go down and we even had access to 2 bikes as part of our rental.
Roberta and her family were very kind and helpful and were always ready to offer advice and make our stay an even better one.
I would highly recommend this apartment if you plan to stay in the most beautiful part of Siracusa
Le calme au cœur de ortigia
Très bel petit appartement au calme et d’un charme absolu. Literie excellente et la vue sur la mer de la terrasse de l’appartement Medusa est extraordinaire. Accueil des propriétaires exemplaire. Propreté irréprochable. La cuisine est un peu petite pour préparer de vrais repas mais il est tellement agréable de déjeuner ou dîner dans les Nombreux endroits de ortigia. Toutes les places les rues de la ville ont un cadre enchanteur. Grazie !
Nous sommes très touchés et très honorés par ce commentaire, et nous vous remercions vivement de l'avoir partagé.
Nous serons ravis de pouvoir vous accueillir lors d'un prochain séjour à Siracusa.
A presto e un saluto carissimo da tutti noi.
Everything you need and a beautiful rooftop terrace
My husband and I spent one week in the apartement "Medusa" in La Gorgone in January. We can confirm all previous positive feedback. The apartement is small but has everything we needed including a small radiator, which heated the kitchen/living room in the mornings and evenings. All gadgets worked well. For the bedroom we didn't need the heater because Roberta equipped the beds with a very warm duvet, which is very convenient in winter. In the mornings we watched the sunrise from the rooftop terrace and as soon as it appeared we sat there without jacket and listened to the waves of the nearby Mar Iònio and enjoyed our first latte macchiati.
The area is quiet and safe. A few steps away from the apartement you can find a vegetable stall where you can buy fresh seasonal vegetables.
We were welcomed by Sibana, Roberta's mother a very nice lady who speaks English very well. She explained everything about the apartement to us, gave hints for shops and restaurants and sights to vistit in the area. In the lounge 0f "La Gorgone" there is a folder and a scrapbook with more recommendations. We added two about hiking trips to the necropoles at Pantalica and on the coast south of Ortigia.
We felt at home very quickly at "Medusa" and it was a nice place to relax after our sightseeing or hiking trips.
On the kitchen table we found a basket with delicious almond sweets as welcome gift but this is only a small sign that hospitality is very important at "La Gorgone". Experience yourselves.
Dear Gertrud,thank you so much for your excellent review.Honored to have hosted you and happy to read your words, this makes us understand that you have had a beautiful stay at La Gorgone and that there is nothing missing. We are waiting for you soon in our Sicily and here you will always be welcome.
appartement calme,très bien situé,propre
Nous avons été très bien accueillis.Logement conforme à la description de l'annonce et très propre.La terrasse avec vue sur la mer très agréable. L'appartement est idéalement situé pour profiter de la mer si vous allez en été;La cuisine est petite mais fonctionnelle.Il y avait tellement de bons restaurants et trattoria dans les environs que finalement nous avons rarement utilisé la cuisine,nous avons bien apprécié les deux vélo à disposition pour se balader le long de la mer;la propriétaire est très disponible pour répondre à tout problèmeOrtigia est superbe!!!! à recommander sans hésiter!
To get to Syracuse from Catania airport by car follow the direction A18 Catania-Siracusa motorway , exit Syracusa. If you come to Syracuse by train or bus, free transfer to your apartment. It makes transfer from Catania airport to Syracuse and viceversa. Request well in advance , the price is € 70,00 , transfer complete , a / r , max 4 people.Free parking not far away from the apartment(50m).Chec-in from12:00 until 20:00.After extra euro 20,00
The Fountain of Arethusa is only 200 m away with its famous papyrus, given that they exist only in Egypt. From there you can make a wonderful promenade and observe one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world. You can also be continuous and always fascinating discovery of archaeological sites within walking distance such as the Castle Maniace, the Bellomo Museum, Piazza Archimede, the Navy, the Temple of Apollo, and much more.
From Syracuse you can easily visit on a daily basis throughout the south -eastern Sicily, the Baroque town of Noto , Palazzolo , the charming beaches of Syracuse, Arenella, Fontane Bianche , Avola and Noto , the beaches of San Lorenzo and the entire Oasis Vendicari up to Porto Palo , extreme eastern tip of Sicily, where the Ionian Sea meets the Mediterranean . You can also visit places like Pantalica and Cava Grande del Cassibile river with wonderful and enchanting lakes . You can make nice excursions on Etna, visit Taormina , Messina, Catania , Agrigento and Ragusa. I also advised to attend at least one classical theater at the Greek Theater of Syracuse , from 9 May to 22 June , for info . tickets see http://www.indafondazione.org/. Not hesitate to contact me via email or phone for any information. It will be my pleasure, also , upon your arrival to give you useful information and tips on places to visit, the best places to enjoy the cuisine of Sicily, events and nightlife options .
Additional pricing information
Deposito rimborsabile di € 100 richiesto all'arrivo Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario. Proprietario non presente in loco. Check-in dalle 14:00 alle 20:00 dopo con extra € 20 Check-out fino alle 11:00 dopo con extra € 20.Culla €20 per l'intero soggiorno. Il prezzo non include: la quota di euro 30 comprensiva di biancheria da letto,teli bagno e pulizia finale da pagare in loco in contanti; tassa di soggiorno pari a euro 1,50 a persona a notte per le prime 4 notti (minori esclusi)