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CASA NIZZA: 2elegant apts in Ortigia with terrace by the sea and courtyard - The courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 45 m²
Property type apartment



The courtyard

The courtyard welcoming one-bedroom, fully-equipped apartment is located across from the seaside promenade - called the 'lungomare' with a shared terrace on the sea. Exquisite modern two-floor apartment. Beautifully furnished and newly renovated.

On the ground floor there is a lovely bright sitting-room with kitchen and full bathroom. Upstairs, via a broad staircase, you will find a light airy bedroom with two-piece en-suite bathroom. All furnishings are brand new and fresh. The passage of a famous painter, who has left her personal artistic imprint donating her paintings, has made this apartment valuable and with its own identity.

Minimum stay 3 nights. Discounts on request for long-stays. web site:

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About the property

CASA NIZZA: 2 charming aparts

Two elegant apts have as their central focus an inner courtyard with a terrace overlooking the sea.

Whenever you leave home there is probably the unconscious desire to rediscover forgotten ancient roots and new emotions to feed your soul. The place to stay becomes crucial to find the magic we look for. CASA NIZZA is now a beautifully restored Palazzo where you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings. The two apartments recently renovated and decorated in bright colors, carefully chosen by the owner, make your stay pleasant without taking away the charm of a house that continually returns to its ancient history. They are situated on the ground floor and first floor of an old Palazzo of the 800 Century in Ortigia the historical center of Syracuse. Here the thickness of the past merges with the comfort due to the constant search of the owner to make your stay unique and unforgettable. The furnishings, in perfect harmony with the environment, stems from an ongoing study to make the space a continuous stimulus for the senses. These features have incited a known artist to choose it as her residence throughout the years she spends in the island of Ortigia. The wonderful location, the sound of the sea, the magnificent colors of the sunset and sunrise, the secular story that reigns within the walls of this house are for her a constant source of inspiration for her beautiful works.

All are equipped with air conditioning and Internet access (ADSL) to meet your needs . A small but lush common courtyard is ready to welcome you to relax. The large terrace on the top floor, reached via an outside staircase, overlooking the clear waters of the Ionian Sea. From here comfortably sitting on the garden furniture you can enjoy the breath of the sea and the multitude of colors of the coming evening drinking a good glass of wine.

The building is within walking distance from Forte Vigliena, which allows on hot days to cool off in the clear sea below and within minutes of restaurants, bars and shops. Find yourself in the old Jewish quarter of Ortigia a few steps from one of the oldest Jewish baths in Europe. Piazza Duomo and Piazza Archimede are just a few minutes walk from the apartment. The market of Ortigia is about a 10 minute walk

In the island of Ortigia you do not need the use of the car, as the island is very small and any place is within walking distance.

The owner who lives on site and speaks fluent English and Italian, is a lively person and very hospitable. If you want to meet interesting people or know where to eat, or explore the island Giuseppina will always be happy to advise you. Here you have everything - comfort, style, location and history

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Giuseppina Arancio
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
1 September, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Great position in front of the sea. Here you have history, comfort and elegance.

Available Rentals


In the monthly rates electricity is on top of the rate. Electricity is 0,35 cent per Kwh


Accommodation and facilities for The courtyard in Syracuse, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There are two bathrooms: one is fully equipped and the other one has got a toilette and a basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • In the bedroom there is a wardrobe, a bed, a desk, a chair and an armchair.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The bedroom has a big window and it is suitable for people who like reading and writing. Minimum stay 3 nights. Discounts on request for long-stays. The owner lives on site and speaks fluent English. She is very knowledgeable about Ortigia and Sicily in general.


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The courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Sleeping with the sound of the sea

  • 5 of 5

Giuseppina's mansion is great. Each apartment has inside the kitchen and a common living room connects apt. Everything is furnished with great taste and the feeling is to feel at home. Then there is a gem: a terrace which is accessed by a spiral wrought iron staircase and opens onto a terrace facing the sea. Everything is to be enjoyed here. A wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this warm review. I try to do my best to welcome my guests and to let them feel at home.
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Just perfection...

  • 5 of 5

The Couryard apartment is a delightful place to stay in Ortygia. It is well appointed and very well located in a more residential part of the island. The place is kept sparkling clean, is tastefully decorated and nothing is too much trouble ...all you need to do is so ask Giuseppina and it happens. The paid parking garage is close by as are many great places to eat and soak up this Sicilian hospitality.

I would not hesitate to recommend Casa Nizza to any one and feel very confident that we back to stay again

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU I always try to do my best to let my guests enjoy Casa Nizza and its surroundings, Hope to see you back soon in my place
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Soggiorno magnifico

  • 5 of 5

Casa Nizza è il posto ideale dove trascorrere un soggiorno a Ortigia. Splendida la posizione, casa con tutti i comfort e accoglienza della proprietaria Giuseppina davvero unica. Tornerò a Casa Nizza la prossima volta che soggiornerò ad Ortigia

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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The Courtyard Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The courtyard apartment has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished to a high standard. The bed is very comfortable, the shower excellent and the kitchen well equipped. The roof terrace has a fabulous view of the sea. There are numerous nearby restaurants to choose from and wandering throught the streets of Ortigia is a delightful experience. We found our host Giuseppina very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: how very king of you to write for me. I really appreciate your compliments and am happy you enjoyed Ortigia and Casa Nizza Ortigia by the sea so much.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic flat with a very gracious host! The flat is conveniently located and just steps away from the sea. I would recommend to anyone. I plan to visit again some day!

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I do my best to let my guests enjoy their stay.
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What a lovely host and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely host! Giuseppina Was so helpful and extremely accommodating. The apartment was in such a great location right near the ocean. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa Nizza Ortigia by the sea always tries to host its guests in the best possible way. We want our guests to enjoy their stay and to feel at home. Hope to see you back in Casa Nizza Ortigia by the sea in the nearest future
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Catania Airport Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
il blu
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Foridia golf center
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Siracusa Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mt. Etna
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in Ortigia in the Levante area

It is located in the heart of the historic center of Ortigia, a short walk from restaurants, museums and places where you can spend your evenings.


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