Ortigia is the ancient centre of Siracusa founded by the Greek settlers, where the Greek temples, the Baroque churches and palaces and the waterfront promenades have been preserved thanks also to the protection of UNESCO; 
 
Algilà offers three special locations in Ortigia: Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel on the Ionian sea waterfront; Antico Hotel Roma 1880,  adjoining the Greek Temple of Athena, now Siracusa's Cathedral; Residenza Alfeo, six self-catering apartments with an astonishing sea view.

Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel

Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel stands on the ancient “Mastra Rua”, a street that from the 14 th century was where the most important noblemen of the city had their residences. The refined historic building that houses the hotel is the result of the fusion of two buildings and a recent restoration has preserved the original structure, creating an intriguing distribution of the rooms that is fascinating.

The restoration was overseen by the architect Manuel Giliberti who retrieved all the original elements in stone, like arches and carved keystones. Where necessary they were completed with new parts made using the same techniques and materials used for millennia; those local lime-stones that had such an influence on the development of the baroque style in this area. Decorations based on old Sicilian designs then integrated what had been seriously damaged by time, like the wooden ceiling of the room that is now the restaurant, that reproduces the few original boards that survived. Sicily is a place where local craftsmen and artists continue to work in the traditions of past centuries. 

Antique furniture and precious brightly-painted ceramics of old Sicilian design, textiles in warm colours and an obsessive care in hiding the signs of the modern technology that guarantees high quality comfort, produce a harmonious atmosphere that will play an important part in your Sicilian experience; the rest will be played by the Sicilians, with their great sense of hospitality, their culture, their natural courtesy and kindness; things that we hope you will experience yourselves, and firstly in the people who run our hotel with great passion and sacrifice. 

Antico Hotel Roma 1880

There are very few hotels in Ortigia, and the Antico Hotel Roma 1880 is the most centrally located, actually next door to the cathedral, which is located in the old Doric Temple of Minerva.

The hotel, founded in 1880, is framed on one side by the cathedral and on the other by the Archbishop's Palace and overlooks Piazza Minerva, which is a continuation of the Piazza Duomo that runs alongside the Doric columns of the Temple, and onto Siracusa’s most central road, Via Roma.

When the cathedral was the Temple of Minerva (known as Athena by the Greeks), as in all Greek temples the entrance was facing east. The stairway was therefore located inside the hotel, and some of its remains are still visible through glass panels in our floors. 

The outdoor tables and chairs placed in Piazza Minerva and the large indoor patio allow our guests to surround themselves in this ancient atmosphere, over breakfast, dinner or any other moment of relaxation. 

The interior has a strong Sicilian style, with the same limestone used for the Greek temples and Baroque palaces, traditional "secret" courtyards inherited from Arabian architecture, small hanging gardens, balconies in all the rooms and Dammus arches carved from volcanic rock in the restaurant. 

Residenza Alfeo

Independent apartments with a wonderful view right on the sea of the gulf and the “Porto Grande” of Ortigia.

If you stay for at least two nights, you can choose the independence, with more space and the freedom to cook your own breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Stay in one of our six beautiful apartments with a breathtaking view of the sea of Ortigia on the pedestrian-only seafront, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Fountain of Arethusa and Maniace Castle.
The apartments, built out of old stone fishermen’s houses and furnished in the same style as the hotel, will envelop you in their charming atmosphere.

Our apartments, all with a sea-view, can accommodate between 2 and 4 people and have different layouts. Some have a corner kitchen, living area and double bedroom while others are made up of an entrance area with a corner kitchen and a living area with a double bed.
One of the apartments which can accommodate only two people is made up of an entrance area with a corner kitchen and a room with a double sofa bed. It has  a beautiful terrace of 40 square metres right above the sea with a  large jacuzzi.
All apartments have a telephone, satellite TV and free wi-fi access.
Our Reception service is a telephone call away (direct line from the apartments) and will assist you with any needs you may have, just like all our guests.

N.B. We would like to underline that these are rented apartments for short-term lets with services provided by the Algilà Charme Hotel which is about 700 metres away or 10 minutes on foot; the exact address is: Lungomare Alfeo 17, Ortigia, Siracusa.
We look forward to welcoming you for your check-in at Antico Hotel Roma 1880 (or, during the winter season, at Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel).
A refundable key card deposit of 10 euros is required upon check-in to cover loss or damage of the key card issued.

Cleaning and laundry services are included in the price and will be made available every seven days or at the end of your stay but we are happy to organise extra services on request and with a supplement.