In the 19th century, only those people in Italy who owned a house outside of town went on holiday – for example, the well-off citizens of Syracuse.
Even back then „Isola Siracusa“, the green peninsula south of Syracuse, was chosen as a holiday retreat.
Villa Antica, too, was built for this purpose on Isola Siracusa at the beginning of the 19th century.
When the heat in the city became unbearable, a lot of people escaped to their country houses, such as Villa Antica.
Due to the location on a hill, on the peninsula surrounded by the sea, there is always a caressing breeze and the fantastic view of sea and mountains adds to making you feel completely at ease.
Villa Antica stands out as a gem of times gone by and is the ideal holiday accommodation for all those who want to spend authentic holidays in the south-east, close to the sea, to culture and to nature.
Villa Anntica as well as other holiday homes and apartments are located on 20,000 m2 premises with Mediterranean planting and a pool for shared use by the guests of all the accommodations.
When we were onsite, the owning family of Villa Antica told us that the house had been completely restored, but that the historic elements had been preserved.
Typically Sicilian, handmade rustic furniture, quarry stone walls, old paintings and the gorgeous wood beamed ceiling may please not only those who love this style. Almost every corner of the villa holds some evidence of the past.
Follow the traces of the Syracusan upper class and give in to the fascination of the charms of times gone by!
Upon entering the holiday home, you find yourself in the spacious living-dining room with TV; like all the rooms of the villa, it has got impressively high, wood-beamed ceilings. The living and dining areas are separated by a stone archway.
The villa with its two comfortable and rustic-Sicilian style double bedrooms accommodates four persons.
The kitchen with masonry kitchenette includes 4-burner gas stove, refrigerator with freezer compartment and small oven.
The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub with shower device, WC and bidet.
The sunroom, which is both lounge and dining room, is the highlight of Villa Antica. It is accessible from the living room, from one of the bedrooms and also from the garden.
The sunroom, where curtains can be drawn to provide protection from the sun and the heat, is a light-flooded feel-good oasis and radiates a special kind of atmosphere. Savor a glass of southern Italian red wine and let the day fade away in a relaxed atmosphere while dusk sets in.
In the garden and on the terrace next to the house, you find garden furniture, a sun shade as well as sunbeds at your disposal.
Above Villa Antica lies the spacious greened area with pool, loungers, changing cubicles and WCs. The pool, 18 m in length, is open from mid-May to October (changes due to weather conditions possible).
Next to Villa Antica there is a dependance which accommodates two further guests (upon request).
Furnishing of Villa Antica includes, amongst others, washing machine and air conditioning with heating system and WIFI in the outdoor area.
Parking: Reserved parking is available on the fenced premises.
The sea and restaurants are 700 m, shopping facilities 1 km off.
The nearest sandy beach with parking and small bar is 1.6 km, a boat rental 1 km off.
We recommend restaurants "Ostrica Park" (700 m) and "Il Circolo" (1 km), which are located directly on the waterfront and serve delicious dishes of fresh-caught fish.
It is only 7 km to Syracuse, a city so rich in history.
Information about the town Syracuse
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||holiday home (4 persons)|
|01.10.22 - 05.11.22||holiday home (4 persons) 700 EUR|
|05.11.22 - 24.12.22||holiday home (4 persons) 585 EUR|
|24.12.22 - 07.01.23||holiday home (4 persons) 600 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
Booking of the dependance (2 persons) is possible upon request.
A deposit of € 200 is due upon arrival.
Pool open: mid-May to October (changes due to weather conditions are possible).
OPTIONAL for an extra charge onsite:
- Use of air conditioning with heating system: € 5 / night
- In case of stays of two weeks or more, in-between cleaning can be ordered for € 20.