Syracuse area

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The area of Syracuse, in the south-east of Sicily between Catania and Ragusa with its spectacular beaches and two UNESCO world heritage sites, represents the historical and cultural variety that Sicily has to offer. The ancient city of Syracuse itself, founded in 734 b.C., was the capital of Magna Grecia and, over the centuries, was subject to various dominations, from the Romans to the Byzantines and from the Arabs to the Normans. Defined by Cicero as “the most beautiful of all the Greek cities”, the city contains an important archaeological park and the fascinating island of Ortigia, its oldest quarter, that after being destroyed by the earthquake in 1693, was rebuilt in baroque style, as were the 8 wonderful towns in the Val di Noto, including Noto and Palazzolo Acreide. Among the most important monuments are the cathedral, the Fonte Aretusa, the Maniace castle and the Greek theatre. The sea, too, is another jewel in the crown with its unspoiled beaches and bays. If the Plemmirio marine reserve is the most popular with scuba divers, the beaches of Fontane Bianche, Cala Mosche, Vendicari and Portopalo di Capo Passero to the south, are certainly the most delightful. For lovers of nature and hiking there are some wonderful excursions to be made in the Necropolis of Pantalica, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the Cavagrande del Cassibile reserve, a deep canyon with natural lakes. The town of Noto, the baroque capital of the area, is well worth a visit as are the vineyards where the prize-winning Nero d’Avola wine is produced. The amphitheatre in Syracuse also holds a cycle of Greek tragedies in May and June.

Vendicari

Noto - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
14
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€ 2080
Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
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per week
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€ 2080
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per week
Highlights: Great for groups of friends or large families – Close to the Vendicari nature reserve

Villa Antares

Fontane Bianche - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
13
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€ 4500
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
7
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per week
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€ 4500
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per week
Highlights: Stunning sea front position – Large terraces and garden area with private pool

Blue Moon

Fontane Bianche - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
12
from
€ 5000
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
7
Stay:
per week
from
€ 5000
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per week
Highlights: Luxury seafront villa with pool - Large indoor and outdoor spaces

Villa Floridia

Siracusa - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
12
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€ 2520
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
8
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per week
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€ 2520
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per week
Highlights: Tasteful, contemporary interior – Large indoor and outdoor spaces

Villa Spiga

Noto - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
12
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€ 1540
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
5
Stay:
per week
from
€ 1540
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per week
Highlights: Splendid pool immersed in the countryside – Large indoor and outdoor spaces

Casa degli Aranci

Avola - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
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€ 2520
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Stay:
per week
from
€ 2520
Stay:
per week
Highlights: Spacious garden with private pool – Inviting, cosy interior

Cuorematto

Siracusa - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
from
€ 3500
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
7
Stay:
per week
from
€ 3500
Stay:
per week
Highlights: Fabulous, lawned garden with private pool – Large, cosy living areas

Helorus

Noto - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Apartment
Sleeps:
10
from
€ 980
Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
4
Stay:
per week
from
€ 980
Stay:
per week
Highlights: Beautiful, shared swimming pool – Quiet, sunny, panoramic location

Profumo d'Oriente

Siracusa - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
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€ 3000
Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
5
Stay:
per week
from
€ 3000
Stay:
per week
Highlights: Private, heated pool (included) – Cosy, comfortable interiors

Villa Capo Passero

Portopalo di Capo Passero - South-east of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
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€ 2000
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Stay:
per week
from
€ 2000
Stay:
per week
Highlights: Outstanding sea views - Cosy, welcoming interior stylishly furnished throughout