Casa Nizza Ortigia

Siracusa
Self-catering


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

Place

2 places

Sleeps

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
12am
Check out
Flexible
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Children over 6 welcome.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Weekly price
from €525
Damage deposit
€150
Surcharges
Monthly rent available, please enquire with owner.
1 Apartment for 4
From €902 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €751 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

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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Location

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.