Located on the first floor of a beautiful building from the 1890’s, “Suite 18” measures about 80 square meters and offers a refined combination of classical elegance and modern creativity.
The front door takes you into an open-plan space , with a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area; right next to it, you enter the beautiful living area with vaulted ceiling and a balcony with an enchanting view of the sea and the harbor.
The large, comfortable sofa (which can be easily transformed into a double bed), two armchairs and flat-screen TV make this room perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy day; next to the balcony an extendable round table is perfectly placed for your morning coffee, sunset aperitifs and romantic dinners.
A small table and two chairs allow you to enjoy the sun and the fresh sea breeze from the balcony and watch the fishing boats setting out in the morning and arriving back in port at sunset.
A stylish bathroom with a large shower completes the living area.
On the mezzanine floor, the master bedroom has en-suite bathroom with ashower and a closet.
The apartment has been recently published on the on line American interior design magazine "Apartment Therapy" (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-sea-side-day-dream-inducing-italian-apartment-247660)
Children are welcome at any age: a fold away baby crib is available upon request for children up to 3 years, as well as a high chair (free of charge) ; baby sitting service is also available (paid service).
To make your stay as pleasant as possible, " Suite 18" has been equipped with all the amenities that you could want for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.
It has a wide flat screen TV, air conditioning, autonomous heating system and free Wi-Fi; the kitchen is modern, spacious and fully equipped with dishes, cutlery and all other necessary supplies, refrigerator, stove with four burners , oven, kettle, toaster, coffee pot, espresso machine with pods and electric orange juicer. There are also some cook books for inspiration.
You will find quality bed / bathroom /kitchen linen, beach towels, personal care products, some essential foodstuffs (salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar, oregano, chili pepper, coffee, sugar, water, tea and herbal teas) and a basket with local products to welcome you.
Book lovers will find a selection of novels in English, Italian and German.
The surrounding area:
“Suite 18” has shopping, art and culture within walking distance.
Elegantly furnished and newly renovated, the apartment is located in one of the most interesting areas of the island of Ortigia. Just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Duomo, the Temple of Apollo, the Aretusa Fountain and a myriad of charming streets with baroque palaces, shops, restaurants and bars, the apartment is ideally located for discovering on foot all the treasures of the city and its main historical sites.
For sea lovers, at the Marina, right in front of the building, you can rent a boat or participate in a guided boat tour and enjoy our beautiful coasts; less than 5 minutes from the apartment a beautiful solarium will allow you to dive and sunbathe in one of the most charming corners of Ortigia (Zefiro Solarium LoungeBar, Ortigia Marina).
If you love Sicilian cuisine, the area offers a great variety of restaurants and beautiful cafés and, if you like to live like a local, you can shop at the nearby daily market, where it is possible to buy and taste fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and other typical products and experience a unique folkloristic atmosphere.
“Suite 18” is about 10 minutes drive from the highway A18 and is the perfect starting point for day trips to Noto ( 30mins ), Marzamemi ( 40mins), Vendicari nature reserve (30mins) and Ragusa , Modica , Scicli (about 1h, 1h and a half).
If you love the sea, in 20-25 minutes by car you can reach some of Siracusa’s most beautiful seaside areas (Terrauzza, Fontane Bianche, Arenella).
“Suite 18” is easily accessible by car, with both paid and free parking areas a few minutes' walk away, but it is also ideally located for those who do not wish to use a car, as everything is within easy walking distance.
In any case, there are two rental agencies a few meters from the apartment (AVIS car rental agency in Via Dei Mille 9 and Hollywood Rent a Car in Via dei Mille 51 ) and many options nearby if you prefer to rent a bike or a scooter.
Other services near the apartment:
Laundromat a few meters from the apartment ( via dei Mille 25)
Supermarket at easy walking distance ( via Cavour 71)
Daily open air market (Via De Benedictis) less than 5 minutes on foot from the apartment.
Boat rental “Explore Ortigia noleggio gommoni” (Molo zanagora) rent a boat , with or without skipper.
Boat excursions “Excursion boat Ortigia”: (Foro Vittorio Emanuele II), and many others.
Bikes and scooters : numerous rental options near the apartment
Interaction with guests:
Soon after booking, you'll receive by mail a complete guide of Siracusa with my suggestions, a foretaste of your beautiful vacation in Sicily!
Upon your arrival I will be there to welcome you. I’ll show you the house and I will remain available during your stay for anything you may need.
I love my city and I like to share my knowledge with friends and guests. In the apartment you will find books and guides about Syracuse and the surrounding areas but, if you want to try to live like a local, I will be happy to suggest what to see, what to do and where to eat!
For any further information or if you have any particular request, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please, treat the house as if it were your own: close the windows when you leave, clean up the dishes and throw the garbage away .
It is not possible to smoke at home, but you can smoke on the balcony.
Other things to highlight :
Check in and Check-out time are flexible and I’ll try my best to work around your schedule.
Long-term renters are welcome.
Suite18 is perfectly eqipped for longer stays. Please, contact me for a quotation.
On request, I can arrange for you the transfer from / to the airport with a professional driver (his cost is 60 euros per way) and the assistance of an authorized multilingual tourist guide (price on demand).
If you need it, I will be happy to arrange for you additional cleaning services at an additional cost.
I own another apartment (with a garden and two bikes) in a different area of the city (near the Archaeological Park). If the dates you are looking for are busy or you are looking for different services, you can look for Casetta Azzurra:
SAVE THE DATES:
From May 18 to May 20 do not miss the Infiorata Flower Festival, the most important event yearly organized in Noto, a small town 20 km from Siracusa, part of the Unesco world heritage list for its elegant baroque buildings.
Via Nicolaci, in the town centre, is tranformed by the artists in a long and colorful flower carpet; during these days, there are also a lot of other events organized in Noto, like a baroque historical parade, exhibitions, food and wine tastings, guided tours, music concerts and much more.
In Siracusa, from May 11 to July 8, at the Greek Theater, you can attend the "Classical Plays" a wonderful theatre festival of international importance.
For more info, visit the " Fondazione INDA" website.