Syracuse - one among the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean Sea - is situated right on the coast facing the sea, it is rich in history and monuments and expresses the whole range and cultural complexity of Sicily from prehistory up to present days. The ancient small town of Greek origin was founded by the Corinthians in 734 B.C. and in the course of the years underwent several rules: Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans… The town was razed to the ground by the tragic earthquake of 1693, soon afterwards was rebuilt according to a prevalently baroque style and still nowadays its historical downtown pervades with a pretty fascinating eighteenth century atmosphere. Numerous are its monuments worth visiting: the Duomo (Cathedral), the Fonte Aretusa (Fount of Aretusa), the Castello Maniace (Castle of the Maniace family), the Teatro Greco (Greek Theatre), the Orecchio di Dioniso (Ear of Dionysus' cave), the Castello Eurialo (Castle of Eurialo). To those ones who are fond of nature and trekking we recommend, besides the renowned bathing localities, the Riserva Naturale di Cavagrande del Cassibile (Natural Reserve) crossed by a short river which in its course creates some natural small lakes where one gets the chance to take a bath surrounded by an oasis of sheer Mediterranean vegetation. At late evening it is really nice taking a walk along the sea-front promenade of Ortigia Island where one may taste the sesame flavoured "torrone" (kind of nougat) or drink a glass of "Rosso di Pachino" (red wine). Cultural events take place all the year long but the classical plays of the Greek tragedies - staged in the ancient theatre of Syracuse during the months of May and June - have international fame.
Noto is 32 Km away; Pachino is 50 Km away; Portopalo di Capo Passero is 57 Km away; Modica is 60 Km away; Catania is 70 Km away; Ragusa is 75 Km away; the Aetna is 80 Km away; Piazza Armerina is 140 Km away; Agrigento is 210 Km away; Palermo is 260 Km away.
Villa Mia is a beautiful sea-front villa with private swimming pool set in a sunny, quiet but not secluded place, at the heart of the Plemmirio’s marine protected area - a wonderful stretch of coast south of Siracusa. The villa - surrounded by a well-kept Mediterranean garden with lawn - offers wide, panoramic terraces from where one can enjoy stunning views of the sea and its cliffs, which are easily reachable on foot from the property. Its spacious exterior space and beautiful pool are complemented by its cosy, bright interiors, designed to maximise comfort and offer a warm atmosphere, that makes it the perfect spot to spend many happy hours. The dwelling - ideal for a family or a small group of friends - consists of a main building with dining room, living room, two kitchens, three bedrooms and two bathrooms and of a detached annexe containing a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. This perfectly located villa also enables guests to easily reach the most charming towns and landscapes of the southern part of Sicily: from the baroque towns of Siracusa, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide and Ragusa-Ibla, to the renowned sandy beaches of Arenella and Fontane Bianche, as well as Capo Passero and the nature reserves of Cavagrande del Cassibile and of the Oasi di Vendicari.
Square metres: 180 - Sleeps: 7
G.F.: living-dining room with fireplace, kitchen, 1 double bedroom with bathroom-shower, 2 single bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower (hydro-massage), external kitchen, veranda, terrace, swimming pool with changing room and shower, garden. Small detached annex: kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom-shower, terrace.
Accessories Washing-machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, 2 Oven(s) electric + microwave, Fireplace, TV, Satellitereceiver, CD player, DVD player, Barbecue, Outdoor shower, Additional bed, Heating: n. 8 - heat pumps (extra), Air-conditioning: n. split 8 (extra) Delicatessen: 2 Km
Restaurants: 5 Km
Services: 12 Km - Siracusa
Tennis: 12 Km - Siracusa
Riding school: 20 Km
Golf: 110 km - Donnafugata
Railway station: 15 Km - Siracusa
Airport: 70 Km - Catania
Port: 16 Km - Siracusa
Sandy beach: 6 Km
Rocky beach: 150 m
Water, gas, electricity consumption
Bed linen and towels
Tidying up: Weekly
Pool size: m 10 x m 6 - Depth m min 0,80 max 3,00
Pool available: from 01st January to 31st December
Parking place: Private
Pets: Not allowed
- Surface 180 m²