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About Arethusa

For a villa in Sicily with the romance of the past, Arethusa apartment, in the heart of historic Ortigia, offers the perfect retreat for two. Tucked away in a 17th-century palazzo, this enchanting suite is bursting with classic Baroque opulence, ancient vaulted ceilings and original exposed brickwork.

Once the stables, the apartment has been carefully restored and many of the original characteristics remain. Sumptuous furnishings augment the luxurious feel of the interior, mixing contemporary style with Arabic influences. A large king-size bed swathed in cool greys and scattered with plush cushions dominates one end of the apartment. The bed gives way to a central area, continuing the Baroque theme, with lavish sofas. A kitchen and dining area fit seamlessly into the opposite end. The bathroom boasts a hydro-massage shower.

Push open the tall black doors in the sitting area and gaze out across the waters around the port of Syracuse. A bistro table and chairs just outside provides the perfect spot to watch the maritime life go by.

From your base at Arethusa, explore the 2,500 years of Ortigia’s history. Bars and restaurants are just a stones thrown away, as is the Arethusa Fountain, a fascinating fresh water pond that inspired many poets and writers. It is now the meeting point of the city. Watch the comings and goings here before heading back to your decadent and very romantic retreat.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
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Rates & availability

Availability information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however this can vary. Please enquire with us to find out more about rental periods for specific properties. If you're interested in shorter stays or alternative arrival days outside the high season, let us know and we'll try to match your requirements. Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4pm and 7pm, and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Our Ski properties normally operate on a Sunday to Sunday basis, however dates can vary, especially during the Christmas and New Year period.

Please note that the prices displayed are on a villa-only basis. To find out more about our Concierge upgrade options, please speak with a travel consultant.


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A&K villa-only

Our villa-only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence while travelling.

Other than the villa rental on an exclusive basis and the services provided by the individual property owners (please check the Inclusions tab for details), the villa-only option also includes:

  • Our dedicated pre-arrival Concierge
  • A local A&K representative, on call 24/7
  • Clean towels and bed linen
  • One cot and a highchair

View the complete list of standard services included within your Villa Only rental.

Optional Concierge upgrades

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the packages of upgraded services providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling. Read more about our A&K Concierge packages.

In the area

  •  In Ortigia
  • Syracuse's city center: 3km, Noto 41km, Taormina 120km
  • Golf: 15km
  • Catania Airport: 63km
  • Beaches: Arenella 12km, Fontane Bianche 17km


Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.