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... where Archimedes discovered displacement of water (eureka!) and, if memory serves me correctly, marine cement was first used/invented, Orytigia is a charming old sea-side town. we visited several piazzas and chiesas, including the cathedral/duomo, as well as the old fortress at the outer tip of the island. We also walked the promenade near the port at sunset. Perhaps most impressive aspect of old Siracusa/Orytigia ...
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... These sarcophagi date back to the 5th century BC.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lady Lusya Hotel Syracuse
Just returned from our trip to Sicily. We spent four nights at the above hotel. Lovely place with gracious staff. Good restaurant with typical Sicilian food at fair prices. Other than a too firm mattress we enjoyed our stay and would return.
Perfect place for a relaxing break
We recently travelled to Sicily with our 2 year old daughter and spent 2 nights at the Lady Lusya, but would have loved to have stayed longer. Its been restored with great care and style and is beautifully located amongst lemon and orange tree groves, a short drive from Syracusa and the sea. Our room was spacious and very attractive (but the suite next door looked amazing) and the staff extremely helpful and attentive. They made us all feel very welcome and comfortable and were lovely to our daughter who had a wonderful time there. We're already planning a return visit and would certainly recommend it.
Excellent base for exploration
We stayed in Lady Lusya the whole family: 7 people from 7 to 71 year old. The children loved the pool after long day trips to explore the towns of Val di Noto, Siracusa and Caltagirone, Mount Etna and Taormina. Extremely nice people, decent restaurant, extraordinary environment. Will go there again, probably as soon as next year. Good highway nearby, easy to travel anywhere.
Don't Miss This Jewel!
Don't miss this jewel! Reasonably priced and located ideally for visiting places in southeastern Sicily. Nearby highways made it easy. The Lady Lusya was the highlight of our visit to Sicily.
Owners Piero and Lucy are gracious and friendly hosts and the staff couldn't be more helpful - in our case helping to make some difficult changes in our travel arrangements. The hotel is comfortable, beautifully decorated and has a great pool and beautiful grounds. It sits in the middle of many acres of citrus trees.
Plan on dinner at the hotel more than once (the menu changes daily ) - they have a truly gourmet chef.
We can't wait to have another visit to The Lady Lusya. The beauty and charm of this centuries-old manor house are not to be missed.
This hotel was absolutely beautiful, breakfast was wonderful and the pool was delightful overlooking the sicilian hills. For us, this was the most charming of all Sicily areas and our stay at the Lusya was just absolutely perfect .
We just got back from Sicily and had a wonderful experience at the gorgeous Lady Lusya. The service was impeccable and extremely friendly. The hotel was a beautiful antique villa surrounded by a lemon groves garden in a very quite setting .
A very romantic and charming Hotel
I had a wonderful stay in this beautiful Hotel with very kind staff and owners
Romantic and charming in all senses
We stayed at this wonderful country hotel at incredibly cheap rate in a antique pink pasteled charming palace surrounded by lemon trees and flowers .We found it convenient for visiting the beautiful town of Syracuse and Noto ( both 15 minutes drive by expressway) and happy to come back to enjoy the quiet well appointed swimming pool in the garden . The room was elegant in typical classy italian style and the owner Lucy and Piero were fantastic hosts . Good breakfast and dinner with local simple dishes .
This place is truly romantic !!