Mercato Art

Siracusa, East Sicily
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Art and travel library
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric oven
  • Heating
  • Microwave oven
  • Radio CD Player
  • SAT-TV
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • wine cellar with selection of sicilian wines

Description

Mercato Art is an elegant, tastefully restored, early-20th c. apartment. Its balcony windows open out onto the blue Ionian Sea and the colours and smells of Ortigia’s historic street market: a truly privileged view point to capture the market atmosphere and participate in an unforgettable, intensely authentic Sicilian experience.

The interior of Mercato Art conserves many fascinating early-20th-c. original elements such as the decorative wall panelling, the high vaulted ceilings and cement tile patterned flooring and these combine with contemporary lighting design, micro-concrete toppings and custom furniture to create a harmony that contrasts the hectic mishmash of the market below. The entrance doorway opens onto a living room and a small, visually attractive wine cellar standing on traditional Sicilian ceramic tiles, from here you go through to the kitchen, the true heart of the house and a well-equipped, stainless steel worktop invites you prepare the fresh products just bought from the market stalls below. Large double balcony windows flood this area of the house and the typical decorative wall panels with light. With its painted vaulted ceiling, the master bedroom has en-suite bathroom, king-size bed and sea view.

Both bathrooms are embellished with decorative details and custom-made elements, such as the sculpted Modica stone washbasin. The owner is able to organize Sicilian culinary classes upon request and his chef will accompany guests to do the shopping in the market below guiding them in the discovery of flavours and traditions.

Accomodation

Interiors
4 pers. – 80 sq.m.

Living area with wine cellar, Kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 2 shower/wc, panoramic balconies.

Rates

2020
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Included

All sales taxes, electricity and gas, cold water and hot water, first set of linen and bath towels, final cleaning, bath towels change every 3 days, weekly change of linen, our local support while you are on holiday.

Not included

Extra maid service € 15 per hour, services available on request: sicilian breakfast with service, mediterranen dinner with chef, cooking class with chef.
Refundable security deposit € 400.
Reduction 10% for weekly stays.

The Area

This apartment is perfect for a holiday in the heart of the historic centre of Syracuse on the island of ortygia, but also a springboard to discover the beauty of Eastern Sicily.
Ortygia is a very small island measuring only 1km” though it is full of places of interest such as the Arethusa Fountain, the Maniace Castle, the Temple di Apollo, the Piazza del Duomo and much more. Syracuse has been a Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Swabian and Spanish city and this multi-cultural soul can be felt in every corner of the city.
In Ortygia you will walk among Greek monuments and Norman buildings, Baroque churches and Arabic courtyards as well as fine shops and restaurants.
The renowned Greek drama festival takes place every summer in Europe’s greatest Greek theatre on the Syracuse mainland and is well worth a visit.

The South-eastern side of Sicily is full of incomparable natural beauty, such as the Vendicari Nature Reserve with amazing, un-spoilt, white sandy beaches, and a wonderful protected area where thousands of migrating birds pass through on their way to or from Africa.
But also the Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve, a natural canyon with pools and waterfalls. A refreshingly quiet spot.
Not to be missed is the Pantalica necropolis, a site of archeological interest and natural beauty rich in flora and fauna.
Noto, known as Sicily’s Baroque capital, is about 30 km from Syracuse and is resplendent in magnificent mansions, churches, a cathedral and incredible scenography.
Declared a UNESCO world heritage site together with with Noto in 2002, the late-Baroque cities of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli are all within easy driving distance.
Marzamemi, a charming old fishing village, an hour’s drive away, is a little gem not to be missed.
Likewise, an easy day trip takes you to Catania, the Etna volcano and Taormina which are all well worth a visit!

Location

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Features
  • Art design interiors
  • View on the Ortigia ancient market
  • Easy access to Ortigia and parking areas
Distances
  • Shops and restaurants 100 m
  • Lido di Ortigia 500 m
  • Noto 35 km
  • Taormina 110 km
  • Etna Mountain 90 km
  • Ragusa 80 km
  • Modica 70 km
  • Catania airport 60 km
  • Comiso airport 110 km
  • Palermo airport 280 km