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.
A haven of relaxation overlooking the Mediterranean. This is villa Fontane Bianche situated on the south east coast of Sicily, just a few hundred metres walking distance from one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Siracusa. This newly built seafront villa enjoys a wonderful location being just a few steps from the rocks and the sea for unforgettable swimming experiences in dream waters. Surrounded by a wide and well tended garden with lawn and Mediterranean plants, it offers plenty of areas furnished with tables and chaise longue for relaxing and enjoying a perfect outdoor living experience. Cosy interiors blend perfectly with the exteriors. Decorated and furnished with taste and comfort in mind, they include four bedrooms and a spacious living area that opens onto a delightful, large terrace from which can be enjoyed magnificent sea and sunset views. Fontane Bianche provides an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, such as the Vendicari Nature Reserve, the fishing villages of Portopalo and Marzamemi, the buildings and churches built in late Baroque style of Siracusa, Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla.
Square metres: 120 - Sleeps: 8
1st F.: Entrance, living-dining room with double sofa bed, kitchen, laundry room, 1 bathroom, 1 double bedroom with bathroom-shower, 1 double bedroom with French bed, 2 single bedrooms, 1 bathroom-shower, veranda, terrace, garden.
Accessories Washing-machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, 1 Oven(s) electric, TV, Satellitereceiver, CD player, DVD player, Barbecue, Outdoor shower, Cot, High chair, Heating: n. 5 - heat pumps (extra), Air-conditioning: n. split 5 (extra)
Water, gas, electricity consumption
Bed linen and towels
Tidying up: Weekly
Parking place: Private
Pets: Not allowed
Delicatessen: 700 m
Restaurants: 900 m
Services: 3 km - Cassibile
Tennis: 8 km - Avola
Riding school: 40 km - Rosolini
Golf: 100 km - Donnafugata
Railway station: 15 km - Siracusa
Airport: 75 km - Catania
Port: 16 km - Siracusa
Sandy beach: 500 m
Rocky beach: 50 m
- Surface 120 m²