L'Approdo delle Sirene
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We finally made it to Costanza and ordered straciatella for the girls, limone for Paolo and pistachio for me. It was DIVINE, but truthfully, the gelaterie in Scicli and Minori are just as good.....
After lunch and a nap, we went to the beach from 5pm to 8pm...... Paolo and the girls played in the water for hours......
Tomorrow we make the trek to Agrigento to visit Valle dei Templi...... Pray there is a Gelateria of some standing ...
... about 22 people altogether and 13 of them were Australians. We then went to the hotel restaurant and had a beautiful 3 course dinner with everyone. The first course was pasta meatballs extremely delicious. The second course was a veal roll with a spinach roll coated in almonds and this to was delicious followed by fruit salad. We had an enjoyable evening getting to know some of the people. Off to bed now as we have to be up at 6.15am tomorrow. ...
Leave Syracuse after a expresso which spit on me To the gta island and visit the castle in Syracuse Acireale first stop and saw a black rock beach but no volcano Aci trezza nothing much happen Aci Castello hard to drive as one road two way Return car in Catania airport Taxi to the port and ...
... across the road. The turns were so frequent, that even as a passenger, there was no time to focus on the view before everything changed again. Once we reached the top of the escarpment, the scenery changed yet again. On the high plateau were fields of hay, separated by stone walls. Some fields had been harvested, others still waiting.
Near Modica went over a ...
... Cava Grande is a cool area to swim at. It is in a deep canyon. Tom and I jumped off rocks into the ice cold water. We stayed there swimming for a while and then dad saw another place we could swim at. There was a long tunnel we had to walk through but dad got scared so we didn't.
Our last beach at Fontaine was crowded. The water was shallow, then deep then shallow again. Tom, Mum and I had an ice cream while grumpy dad washed the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews L'Approdo delle Sirene Syracuse
This B&B on Ortigia is simply outstanding. From the moment Friedrich greeted us in the stairwell with a friendly "buon giorno," we felt pampered and cared for, all three nights of our stay. The waterfront location is perfect, and we were easily able to explore all of Ortigia on foot. Plus, since we had no car, we were able to take local busses to more distant sites, from a bus terminal about 3 minutes away. The open-air market is also very nearby.
Best kept secret!
This place is truly a treat! From the moment we stepped in we were treated with such warmth by the owner, Friedrich. Not only is the staff unbelieveably hospitable, but the decor is great! It's a hip, modern, boutique-like hotel in the middle of the historic area of Siracusa! The rooms were spottlessly clean and they even have turn-down service! We stayed here two nights out of 8 nights in Sicilia and L'Approdo was really one of the highlights! They really have it together!
We recently spent five nights at this B & B and plan to go again next year. We had a corner room (No 4) with two (small) balconies. The room was elegantly furnished in a modern style, and the bed very large and comfortable. Everything spotlessly clean.
The Approdo delle Sirene is a truly marvellous hotel. Siracusa is a wonderful place but staying here made for a really memorable visit. Definitely recommended!
I have to agree with the other 2 reviews on this B&B - and they were certainly the reason why we decided to stay there for 2 nights in December.
The B&B has an excellent location right on the waterfront, and is well placed to explore Ortygia and "the mainland". The B&B only has 8 rooms so it has a nice feeling to it. The rooms are modern and clean.
The continental breakfast is wonderful. We weren't able to take it on the top terrace given the time of year but there is still a good view.
The staff were all excellent, and spoke English.
I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and it is good value for money.
Really lovable place. Went there after had driven through whole Sicily, tired and dirty and what was waiting for us? It is not only B&B. This place really is that what they promise in Venere. Everything was clean and new, in my opinion it was like 4 star hotel, but only 10 rooms or so. One bottle of nero d' avola, sitting by the french balcony and just watching life outside. Could stay there forever.
A real gem
An excellent B&B in a fantastic location, in Ortygia and just a few minutes walk to some excellent restaurants, the bus station, and just around the corner from the Grand Hotel. The rooms are spacious and although they are fairly basic, they are clean. Breakfast is served on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Port. For the price (we paid EUR 120 per night) it was excellent value. The staff are also very helpful and friendly, and even helped us out by sending a car after we were stranded in Catania airport at midnight due to our original flight being cancelled due to strike action. Would have no hesitation staying again.