Casa Nizza Ortigia

+39 338 5925368

Those who love architecture and history will be very happy in these centrally-placed flats. Walk to culture, shops and restaurants


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

The Experience

Come for the location. Siracusa is one of the most important historical towns in Italy. Landmarks span from ancient Greece to late baroque, the sum of which is the cathedral in the centre of Ortigia, built over a Greek temple with huge Doric columns. You won’t need a car; stroll to shops and restaurants, sunbathe and dive from rocks into the sea. Your apartments can be reached from the seafront promenade or through the intricate streets and alleys which you can lose yourself in – rather fun! Each is a mix of old and new, not state of the art but comfortable and spotless with air conditioning and kitchenettes with all you need for holiday cooking. Friendly owner Giuseppina (a teacher) lives on the top floor and is there to help you with suggestions about eating and exploring; she also gives her guests a shared sea-facing terrace which is truly lovely. From here you can be braced by the sea air while enjoying breakfast or having a glass of wine. This won’t suit people who are looking for a swish, formal place to stay but it’s a great base for some stunning places to visit – come in the winter for milder heat and no crowds.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Children over 6 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €75
Weekly price
from €525
Damage deposit
Monthly rent available, please enquire with owner.
1 Apartment for 4
From €902 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €751 bed1 bedroom



This is a really special place to visit and a wonderful place to stay. We felt so well looked after and this side of the island was fabulous. We swam twice a day two minutes from the front door. The bars and restaurants were high quality. Even parking was arranged with our host. Hope you enjoy this property as much as we did

Peter, Marlborough

We enjoyed a delightful stay over Christmas at casa nizze, in the heart of ortigia. A lovely appartment, brightly decorated and very comfortable. The view from the roof terrace in the morning sun was great. Would definitely return and would highly recommend as a place to stay.

Janice, London

This is a wonderful place to stay. Set in a very quiet street, Casa Nizza Ortigia by the Sea is both comfortable and stylish. We were met at the property by Antonio who was so helpful and welcoming. The shower is a dream, the bed is beautifully comfortable and the living spaces are the perfect place to relax after a fascinating day's sightseeing in Ortigia and Siracusa. Everything is within walking distance. The piece de resistance has to be the amazing terrace with its magnificent view of the sea. Not forgetting the charming pastry shop a few steps away.

Berys, Melbourne

We were thrilled with this lovely, spacious ground floor apartment, so tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. Giuseppina had thought of everything to make our stay so enjoyable, including beach towels for our daily swim only a couple of minutes walk from the house. The lovely terrace overlooking the sea was the perfect place for breakfast or a sunset glass of wine. Ortigia is a fascinating place, with a bustling market, ancient narrow streets and beautiful architecture. We only wish we could have stayed longer!

Sian, Carmarthenshire, West Wales

This is a very special place. The apartments are stylish, cool and comfortable. There is a cool courtyard and a spectacular roof terrace with uninterrupted views of the sea and boats sailing by. Giuseppina is fabulous - around, friendly and helpful but not in any way obtrusive. The location is simply one of the best I have ever stayed in - on the one side, the sea and view. On the other, you're part of the magical Ortigia - literally minutes to great sights, food and the bustle of daily life here. I would go again. And again. It's simply wonderful.

Martha, Abergavenny

We had the most idyllic week in Ortigia, staying in Giuseppina’s gorgeous apartments. The place is situated in a beautiful corner of Sicily with everything you could want for a wonderful break in easy reach. We stayed in July and felt totally recharged and rested after a week. There’s even a rare Caravaggio in the church nearby! The apartments are cool and comfortable and the roof terrace is something very special. And Giuseppina is a perfect host - happy to stay out of your way but on hand with advice and recommendations whenever needed. We would love to go back.

Sarah, Bristol

We had a lovely time at the Casa Nizza and were very looked after by Giuseppina. Lovely views over Ortigia and minutes away from the busy centre. Big thanks to Sarah too.

Nadia & Muzo, Edinburgh

Perfect place for a few days in Ortigia. A modern stylish house with own entrance on a very pretty narrow street and part of a beautiful old home. Ideal for a couple due to open plan layout. It was spotlessly clean, cotton linen in the large bedroom upstairs, an ensuite loo as well as a double powerful shower room downstairs. Kitchen was well equipped, we ate in the courtyard accessed directly from the kitchen & the beautiful roof terrace accessed directly from the courtyard overlooking the sea. Swimming, restaurants, market, art, baroque, harbour and sunsets on the doorstep. A must stay

Fiona, London

We stayed three nights in the large, two bedroom apartment and couldn't have been happier. The care that was taken to furnish the apartment, including artwork, was evident. Ortigia is so compact that it doesn't matter where you stay, so this being near one end of the island is not a disadvantage. The outdoor terrace upstairs was completely relaxing with wonderful views. No better place to have a morning coffee and pastry. Giuseppina was a fabulous host, and was like the neighbor you wished you had at home...available and helpful when you wanted and otherwise you're on your own.

Doug, Littleton, Colorado, United states

A lovely apartment with great pictures and decor. Giussepina was a fascinating and delightful host - such a pleasure to stay at Cass Nizza.

Graham, Bakewell

lovely apartment, a real cosy snug for 2! its on the quiet side of Ortygia, but just a few minutes walk from all the sights and plenty of restaurants. So the best of both worlds. Giuseppina made us feel very welcome and had great suggestions on local places to eat etc.

Brendan, London

We enjoyed our stay. The apartment we stayed in is well appointed. There is a bedroom upstairs with a small bathroom, and the main bathroom, kitchnette and living room are downstairs. The front door opens to the charming street, and the back door opens to a small patio from which one can climb a spiral staircase to another patio with a view of the Ionian Sea. Sea access is a short walk away down some steps to a wooden platform, from which more steps lead into the water. Giuseppina was charming, informative and always ready to help.

Joelle, Lanobre, Cantal

I felt very much at home at Giuseppina’s. Everything was spotless. The comfortable bedroom has its own air condition/ heating. There is also a small bathroom next to it. The living area and kitchen give to the courtyard and the shared terrace with a fantastic sea view. There is another bathroom with a big shower, good quality towels and organic toiletries. The kitchen is well equipped, but with so many restaurants for all budgets around I did not use it that much. The WiFi connection worked very well. Giuseppina booked me a safe parking for my car in a garage 2 min walk from the house.

Mari, Buonas

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Giuseppina Arancio

  • Ortigia has many gems to discover: Piazza Duomo with its elliptical shape surrounded by baroque "Palazzi', St Martin church, the Jewesh area, Maniace Castle, the underground sites, the fish and food market, the jewesh quarter 'Giudecca'.
  • In the main land you can visit the Archeological park with its unique Greek Theatre where every year in May and June Greek tragedies are played.
  • Place to visit around this area: the ingenious Baroque town of Noto whose stone buildings become pinkish at sunset & the marine reserve area of Plemmirio, the nature reserve of Vendicariwith its sandy beaches and the archeological site of Pantalica.


Giuseppina Arancio

Giuseppina, who lives nearby, is delightful, knowledgeable, and ever ready to help. An English teacher, she is the one who welcomes guests. Her brother, the owner, lives in New York.