Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel
Ortigia is the ancient centre of Siracusa founded by the Greek settlers, and today UNESCO’s protection has ensured the Greek temples, Baroque churches and palaces and the waterfront promenade have been wonderfully preserved. Here, right on the seafront with elegant rooms and unique antique furniture is the Algila Hotel. A beautiful setting for exploring this unique location.
This recently restored old stone palazzi has a range of rooms and suites set between two buildings, that pay homage to its Baroque history with original features such as carved arches, wooden ceilings and brightly-painted Sicilian tiles. Many have stunning views that overlook the Ionian Sea.
Friendly and staff from the local area are welcoming and knowledgeable – don’t forget to ask them for their recommendations for nearby restaurants, bars and swimming spots. You can dose up on culture at the stunning Piazza Duomo which is flanked by an impressive cathedral and town hall. Then come home to Algila – a stylish and comfortable stay that is infused with Sicilian tradition.
Sarah’s top tip: Avoiding having a hire car during your stay. Siracusa is the prefect start or end to a fly-drive and we can arrange a transfer from or to the airport and car hire from a town location. Book the Deluxe Spa rooms for a private sun terrace overlooking the sea of Ortigia.
Best for: Unusual city breaks and anyone interested in Baroque architecture and ancient Greek sites.