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SIRACUSA


Syracuse was the largest metropolis of the ancient world, nowadays UNESCO World Heritage . It defeated the mighty Athens in 413 and was home to many a great Greek, including the inimitable Archimedes. At the height of its economic, political and military powers, the city had a population of 300,000 and, according to Cicero, was “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”.
For those travelling to Sicily today, Syracuse is not to be missed.
The city stands with one foot in the sea and one on land.
On the mainland is the fascinating archelogical site, complete with a large Greek theatre (still used in its original function for an annual Greek theatre festival), and an impressive Roman Amphitheatre.


ORTYGIA


Within the city of Syracuse, the small isle of Ortigia is a treasure trove of architectural heritage: it’s difficult to get lost (it measures just 1km by 500 metres), but packed with over 2,500 years of history. Architectural styles vary widely, encompassing Greek and Roman remains, Mediaeval Norman buildings and a great deal of (relatively) understated Baroque.
The tiny island is home to a winding network of pretty streets, most of wich eventually converge on the lovely Piazza Duomo.
Here, flanked by delightful Baroque palazzi, is the Cathedral, built on and among the Doric columns of a Greek temple.


Useful Information:


Check-in  open at 16.00 , we need some time to reset the apartment from previous guests. In Plemmirio Studio only for check-in after 21.00 we will charge 30 euros.

Check-out should be at 10.30 unless a special agreement

Please advice for any delay or about your expected arrival time at this number: +39 3383007953 (Francesco's number)

If you are arriving from Catania Fontanarossa airport please send an sms to Francesco's Number when you will leave the airport


If you arrive by car:
The Parking lots in Syracuse are regulated by colors lines painted on the street:


  • White is free
  • Blue you have to pay (normally per hours)
  • Yellow is just for residents (don’t park your car there)


  • If you are staying in Cordari Penthouse or Forte Sea House we recommend you to park your car in the Parking Talete near the street market (please check the prices, unfortunately the policy is changing often and every season ). You can also find some free parking lot (white lines painted in the street pavement) in Piazza delle Poste (see our city map) and in Lungomare di Levante Elio Vittorini along Forte San Giovannello
  • If you are staying in Plemmirio Studio you can park your car in our property in front of the of the main entrance.


  • Pharmacy: Corso Matteotti 53
  • Bank/ATM : Unicredit, Piazza Archimede 7; Via dell'Apollonion, 19; Corso Umberto I, 102
  • Internet Point: Bookstore Gabo’, Corso Matteotti 38
  • International Newspapers: Via Roma 78, Piazza Duomo 18
  • Mini Market: Via Cavour 71
  • Super Market: Deco'Corso Gelone 29
  • Sicilian Food Shop : Piazza Cesare Battisti 4 (street market)
  • Bakery: Panificio  Piazza Emanuele Pancali 21
  • Scooter Rental:​ Corso Umberto 28
  • Car Rental: Europcar, Corso Umberto 54

 




Upon request we offer also (in Ortigia near Piazza Duomo):

  • Face care
  • Body care
  • Relax massage 


Emergency numbers:


  • 112 Police
  • 118 Ambulance
  • For any internal emergency call +39 3395211635 or +39 093135253 or +39 0931714218