The Vibe: The balconies of Casa Sabir, facing the the Ionian Sea, are a privileged viewpoint to capture the lively atmosphere created by the calls of the vendors of fresh fish and vegetables and to immerse yourself in the aromas of spices, giving you the unforgettable experience of an authentic and intense Sicily.
The Area: On the island of Ortigia, the historic heart of Siracusa, right on the market and a few steps from the Temple of Apollo. Greek settlers from Corinth arrived here more than 1000 years ago. A fascinating maze of streets where the yellow of the sandstone is consumed by time and saltiness and suddenly stops in intense glimpses of blue of the Ionian Sea.
The DNA: Set on the first floor of a palazzo from 1908, the owner-architect of ANIME A SUD – Casa Sabir has kept the original details, such as the floor tiles, decorated plaster and the high vaulted ceilings. They work brilliantly with micro cement finishes, contemporary and vintage furniture, plus designer lighting. At the entrance, characterized by the minimalist touch of the polished concrete floor, there is a living area and an eye-catching wine cellar with ancient maiolica floor. From here, you enter the kitchen, the heart of the house, with a fully equipped steel island that invites you to cook produce fresh from the stalls. Bright Mediterranean light enters through the large windows, enhancing the ancient decorated walls rediscovered under the plaster, in gray, pink, red and blue tones that recall the lively chromaticism of the market. The master bedroom is characterized by its decorated vaulted ceiling, the ‘pece’ black stone floor sink with a brass ceiling-mounted tap, the en-suite bathroom and the central king-size bed with sea view.
Suite-Me-Up: You have the whole place to yourself.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: single holiday rental sleeping up to 4, 2 bedrooms (85m2) (915 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Luca Giannini • interior design: Iolanda Buonomo ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • open all year