Casa Sabir

Ortigia, Siracusa
Self-catering


Stylish apartment overlooking a vibrant market in the old city, with restaurants and historic attractions in easy walking distance

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

You’re in the heart of Ortigia’s bustling fish and vegetable market but double glazing keeps things quieter (and air-conditioning cooler.) Your hosts live in Rome but Pierpaolo the manager is on hand if you need anything.

Find a welcome pack that includes traditional almond biscuits, fresh fruit and kitchen basics, and there’s a wine cellar next to the kitchen with Sicilian wines – pour a glass and watch the comings and goings of the market from the balcony. You can pop downstairs for the freshest fish, spices and produce and rustle up simple dinners, or find plenty of street food stalls and restaurants on your doorstep.

Walk to museums and churches – and the ancient Temple of Apollo. Take a cooking class or an archaeological tour, join the locals and swim off the cliffs in summer. Make a day of it by the sea with a picnic.

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We think you'll love

  • Sitting on the balcony watching life happen in the food market below
  • Having free parking a five minute walk away
  • Walking to everything
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You should know

  • There’s no living room
  • If the windows are open, you can hear noise from the market in the mornings (closed on Sundays)
  • There’s no lift

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

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
3-8pm
Check out
8-10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 1-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €140
Weekly price
from €890
Damage deposit
€300
1 House for 4
From €1402 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Minimalistic and comfortably contemporary, Casa Sabir has been restored retaining the original charme and spaces. The best feature is definitely the location, above the daily fish and vegetable market. There is plenty to do in the area which makes a car non essential. A great initiation to one of the most charming cities of Sicily.

Angelica, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The apartment is in the centre of Ortigia, the small island which forms the historical centre of Syracuse. For street food, try Fratelli Burgio or Siculish, for cheese stop by Caseificio Borderi, for restaurants try Oz e Cappucchio or Kantunera Bistro. Syracuse’s main attraction, Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, is a ten-minute drive, the Necropolis of Pantalica and Vendicari Nature Reserve are an hour away.

Local points of interest from Luca Giannini

  • By the house is the famous historic market of Ortigia, a vibrant, authentic place where to buy fresh fish and genuine local food for your meals. The "market" area is also full of great restaurants, cafes and street food shops where to taste sicilian food
  • In 2 min walk you will be at the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the most ancient of the greek city
  • Ortigia island is ideal to be discovered on foot: the main piazza Duomo, with its charming stone architecture, is 10 min away and is the ideal place to sit for a coffee or an aperitif in front of the magnificent cathedral
  • Visit the ancient jewish baths in Ortigia witnessing the ancient history of this city which was crossroad of cultures
  • Walk along the charming promenade breathing the scent of the sea and loose yourself in the intricate net of alleys and squares of this old-town founded by Greek colonies about 1,800 years ago
  • Do not miss the archeological area with the gorgeous greek theatre where every year between May and June the famous greek plays are organized at sunset in a fascinating atmosphere

Introducing

Luca Giannini

Luca and Iolanda live in Rome and have three stylish self-catering properties, two in Modica and one in Syracuse, all of which they restored themselves. Luca is an artist and environmental engineer, Iolanda is a land surveyor.