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, in the vicinity of sea, culture and nature.
The holiday home is located on 20,000 m² premises with Mediterranean planting and a pool shared by the guests of Villa Antica and of the accommodations Villa Gialla and Villa Bianca as well as of a holiday apartment and the five guest rooms of B&B Il Casale, which are all found on the same property.
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 will make the hearts not only of those who love art beat faster.
Evidence of the past can be discovered in every corner of the villa.
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 high ceilings of impressive wooden beams. The living and dining areas are separated by a stone arch.
The villa with its two comfortable and rustically Sicilian style double bedrooms accommodates four persons.
In the kitchen, the masonry kitchenette includes a 4-burner gas stove, a refrigerator with freezer compartment and a small oven.
The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub with shower device, WC and bidet.
The sunroom is the highlight of the house. It serves as lounge as well as dining room and is accessible from the living room, from one of the bedrooms and also from the garden.
White curtains in the sunroom provide protection from sunlight; this light-flooded oasis of well-being is filled with a very 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 long, 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).
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 the 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 town 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)|
|28.07.18 - 25.08.18||holiday home (4 persons) 1.225 EUR|
|25.08.18 - 01.09.18||holiday home (4 persons) 1.165 EUR|
|01.09.18 - 06.10.18||holiday home (4 persons) 765 EUR|
|06.10.18 - 03.11.18||holiday home (4 persons) 645 EUR|
|03.11.18 - 22.12.18||holiday home (4 persons) 580 EUR|
|22.12.18 - 05.01.19||holiday home (4 persons) 595 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
The dependance is bookable upon request (2 persons).
A deposit of € 200 is due upon arrival.
OPTIONAL for an extra fee onsite:
- Use of air conditioning with heating system: 5 Euro / day
- In case you are staying for two weeks or more, you can order in-between cleaning for € 20.