L'Approdo delle Sirene
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Day 8 – Friday, June 7: Siracusa. Overnight Siracusa at L'Approdo delle Sirene B&B
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Something is drawing us to spend an extra day here in Siracusa rather than the day in Noto as originally planned. Yes, there are plenty of more places to visit here in Siracusa – and it will be …
Like a multi-scene play, we're into our second act. We’ve had five nights in Sicily and have six more to come. We’ve left the countryside’s rolling quilt-like hills, small towns and temples for the ancient city of Siracusa and the picturesque island of Ortigia, where our B&B is located. We’ve parked the car on the wharf …
Day 7 – Thursday, June 6: Syracusa. Day 2: Overnight Siracusa at L'Approdo delle Sirene B&B
Whether an Italian is speaking, shouting to catch your attention, or singing – it all sounds like music – and combined with smiles of both someone’s mouth and eyes – well, it makes me feel lighthearted …
... and medieval. As a port city and major player in the trade routes it became a very influential city. It is home to Archimedes the great mathematician. Eventually Siracusa fell to the Roman Empire but because of its prominence in trade it still thrived and became a center formChristians as is evident in the many catacombs. Beautiful city with wonderful ...
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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.