Wander down to the popular swimming platform (150m): bask on the rocks and splash in the sea. This elevated flat has the old town on one side and the sea on the other.
Giuseppina’s townhouse, Palazzo Colpace, was re-built in the 1800s. Each apartment has a different feel: the top floor is a sleek and spacious retreat, the first-floor apartment is homely and full of art – both have spectacular terraces. The Courtyard apartment on the ground floor is cosy and an ideal base for two. Fling open the French windows; enjoy an aperitivo in the breeze.
Saunter around the streets of Ortigia, the ancient ‘island’ of Siracusa. The town’s landmarks span from Ancient Greek times to late baroque, and the 18th-century Duomo is a six-minute stroll. Laze by the bars in the harbour, and watch the yachts pass by.