Sicily villa in Syracuse, located in the area of Plemmirio, the most exclusive in Syracuse. It shows a large garden where you can find the great and large pool area. Few stairs lead to the patio of the house, with romantic glass windows overlooking the pool, where one can enjoy a meal or a tea. The house stands on two levels. On the ground floor we can find a fully equipped kitchen a double bedroom, a bathroom, and a very spacious saloon. On the first level we can find other two double bedrooms, one bahroom and a wonderful balcony from where one can enjoy the view of the sea and of Etna volcano. All the bedrooms have AC. The house has a big outdoor area with many Mediterranean plants. That's a good place where to stay in Sicily.
By Diego Barucco (Naturalistic guide, Writer, Photographer)
For we Siracusani, Plemmirio represents an ncontaminated coast, a Natural reserve and also the spot were took place the battle against Romans (II b.C.)
It is located at around 3 km’s away from Syracuse, the wonderful and powerfull town of the past (V b.C.). Here we can admire many impressive monuments of the past as, for instance, the Greek theatre, the Orecchio di Dionisio, the temple of Athena, whose columns, presently, are incorporated inside the Duomo, as aisles and the archaeological museum Paolo Orsi, the biggest and among the most important in the world.
Worth a visit also the museum of Papyrus.
Ortigia is the downtown of Syracuse and is a little island linked to the mailand through two bridges. It’s a unique place, nice and full of life and with a great outdoor market.
Piazza Duomo is the hearth of Ortigia but don’t forget to visit the fonte Aretusa (where still now Papyrus grows), and to have a walk along the promenade.
15 km’s away here it is the capital of Baroque style in the world: Noto.
Close by Noto here it is Vendicari, a sort of paradise for birds, birdwatchers, sea lovers, naturalists, archaeologists …
Another great naturalistic site is Cavagrande del Cassibile (15 km’s), a canyon with lakes, gorges and many ancient settlements carved on the rock.
Do you want to see 5.000 tombs carved on the rock, an underground river and a lush forest: welcome to Pantalica (Unesco's), 40 km's away
Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe (3.300 sqm) is 60 km’s away.
Just a last tip: have a pizza or a fish meal in Ortigia.
And don’t forget to taste the granita for breakfast!
Minimum stay 4 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 150 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 300
When the customer cancels a reservation 60 days or more before the arrival date the owner will retain the half of the paid sum as a cancellation penalty charge.
When the customer cancels a reservation 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.