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.
Delicatessen: 50 Mt
Restaurants: 100 Mt
Services: 200 Mt
Golf: 110 km - Donnafugata
Railway station: 5 km - Siracusa
Airport: 60 km - Catania
Port: 1,5 Km - Siracusa
Sandy beach: 7 km - Arenella
Rocky beach: 300 mt
The four comfortable apartments MarinaBella are located in the heart of the beautiful island of Ortigia, the historical centre of Siracusa listed as Unesco World Heritage site. All the magic of this artistic town with its old alleys flanked by noble buildings is right outside the doors: visitors are just a few minutes away from the cathedral with its imposing baroque façade, the mythical Aretusa Fountain and the Maniace Castle; but also a short walk away are Piazza Archimede and the main shopping street Corso Matteotti together with a wide array of bars, cafés and restaurants. A recently restored, small building that faces Ortigia’s promenade houses these delightful, small sized apartments. Simply furnished with taste and care in modern style, they offer bright interiors where the living area merges into the sleeping area. The clean design, sober furniture and wooden ceilings lend them a homely, warm atmosphere. Perfectly located for exploring this charming town, they are also an ideal spot for visiting the other nearby cities full of art of the Val di Noto, such as Scicli, Ragusa-Ibla, Modica, Noto and Catania.
Square metres: 70 - Sleeps: 2
1st F.: living room, kitchen, 1 double bedroom (French bed), 1 bathroom with shower, balcony.
Fridge, Freezer, 1 Oven(s) microwave, TV, Satellitereceiver, Cot, High chair, Heating: n. 2 - heat pumps (extra), Air-conditioning: n. split 2 (extra)
- Surface 70 m²
- Chauffage Central
- Vue Mer