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  • A very comfortable house in a good location
    5 of 5

    We were very happy in this well equipped house just off the Piazza Santa Lucia. The beds were extremely comfortable, the bathrooms excellent, the kitchen well fitted for as much as we wanted to cook. The heating was effective, hot water plentiful, the wi-fi connection fast and reliable. There is a large step in the upstairs bathroom - we could have done with a little plug-in nightlight to remind us of it in the night. Of the recommended restaurants we tried, La Putia was the best. The bakery around the corner was excellent for breakfast pastries, the supermarket on Corso Gelone for most other things, and the little street market stalls good for veggies and oranges. There was a huge market in the square on the morning of the 17th, if this is a regular thing it would be good to mention it in the information. We would like to recommend the Cafe Riviera on Via Arsenale. The staff were extremely friendly to us, they have wonderful savoury pastries, the coffee is good, and they make a splendid negroni! We found it easy to walk all over Ortigia from the house, the hop on hop off bus is good value for an initial orientation day, the archeological park is a wonder and we visited as many museums as we could fit in. The tourist maps are often confusing and we often got lost but it was a pleasure wandering down new alleys.

    Stayed: Feb 2019
  • A peaceful retreat, relax and enjoy the views.
    5 of 5

    Lynda & Vicente are wonderful hosts, the apartment was picturesque with stunning views. The property was immaculate and well maintained, the outside terraces were beautifully landscaped with water features and a bar area including a brick built BBQ & wood fired pizza oven. The hosts had also welcomed us with a few bottles of the local vino which was the best we’ve tasted, as well as their own produce from the plantation. Our hosts recommended a few local restaurants which were excellent & reasonabley priced. The north side of the island is cooler & greener, but I would advise hiring a car with more than a few brake horse power as the hills are steep if you wish to explore. We look forward to returning in 2019 to this wonderful, tranquil location. Thank you Lynda & Vicente for making our stay so memorable. Vincent & Mandy

    Stayed: Nov 2018