Ambasciata del Sud

from € 17.000
to € 17.000
for week
(related to 2022)

An evocative villa, facing the Greek Theatre and on the gulf of Siracusa

Location

Siracusa (SR)

Sleeps

18

Bedrooms

9

Bathrooms

10

Pool

12x7

This villa in Siracusa boasts a beautiful location in the ancient Neapolis area, dating from the 5th century A.C. when the city was the capital of Ancient Greece.
Just a few minutes from the villa you’ll find the Greek Theatre and the “Ear of Dionysus” (a limestone cave carved out of the Temenites hill), which are some of the most interesting and admired sights in Sicily.

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The villa, surrounded by a large garden (4,000 square metres), overhangs the Greek Theatre and the “Ear of Dionysus” with views of the sea, and neighbours other residential villas. Imagine the expansive villas that Miami is famous for, and then add Sicilian historical character and interest. Towards the back of the house, you’ll find a classically designed Italian garden, as well as a large swimming pool surrounded by laurel trees, jacaranda plants, pomegranates, and lemon trees.

This thoughtfully designed property combines the authentic style of the earlier, original villa with fresh, contemporary touches, such as purpose-built furniture and modern art pieces. Ambasciata del Sud unites imposing elegance with an extraordinarily welcoming atmosphere.
Ambasciata del Sud has two access points to the park, both of which are driveways, and is spread across three floors which are connected via an elevator or an internal stairway.

The main stairway leads to a large living area, with a sweeping and light-filled lounge area, filled with comfortable spaces to relax: a conversation zone, a second zone with sofas and a fireplace, and a dining area. A delightful retractable bar, in the original 1950s style, and a games area with a pool table and a comfortable studio, complete this area. You’ll also find a breakfast room and a well-equipped kitchen by the dining area.

On the same floor, you’ll find two suites and comfortable bedrooms with a bathroom, a private terrace, and access to the garden. All the bedrooms are well-separated from the other rooms on the floor, guaranteeing privacy for all guests.

On the top floor, the attic is accessible via two different stairways or a convenient elevator. Here, you’ll find three terraces: one with panoramic views (ideal for aperitivi at sunset!), another furnished with a BBQ and an outdoor kitchen (for relaxed evenings with friends), and another which is more intimate and private.

On the ground floor, two large bedrooms with private bathrooms, living rooms, and access to the Italian garden, as well as a gym, a sauna and a hydromassage tub, a relax zone with a comfortable chaise longue, a large television and, in the adjacent garden, a bar and a well-stocked cellar, as well as acesss to the swimming pool.

The lawn and the tall trees surrounding the villa provide the perfect cover and shade during Sicilian summers, while the large swimming pool, surrounded by leafy vegetation, includes a shaded area, perfect for relaxing on a hot day.

Your villa at a glance

Main floor (second floor)

Living room
Conversation zone
Games room
Dining room
Breakfast salon
Kitchen
Study
2 x double rooms with bathroom and private terrace
2 x suite room with bathroom and private terrace

Top floor

2 x double bedrooms with living room, bathroom, and private terrace

Ground floor

2 x double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and access to the garden
1 double bedroom with living space
Wellness area
Gym
Sauna
Hydromassage tub
Cellar
Bar
Television and relax zone

Outside

Furnished porch
Terrace with an outside kitchen
BBQ
Other terraces
Italian garden
Swimming pool
Shower
Furnished shaded areas

Parking

We like

The delicate elegance and the comforts of the villa, which welcomes guests with the opportunity to enjoy their own privacy while also enjoying communal areas.

The leisurely and welcoming atmosphere, with so many spaces to gather or to be alone.

Being able to enjoy aperitivi on the terraces, and walking to the Greek Theatre to enjoy a performance of the many tragedies which begin at the end of May and finish at the end of July.

After spending the evening in the centre of Ortigia – shopping, visiting restaurants or local haunts – being able to return to the villa by foot and enjoy some peace and quiet while watching the sunset.

We think

Reunions, thanks to the 9 bedrooms which will easily accommodate multiple families.

Groups of friends with a variety of interests – particularly archeology, thanks to its position in the centre of Neapolis.

For people who love nightlife – the nearby island of Ortigia is the ideal place to enjoy an evening between restaurants, boutique shops, and pubs. Additionally, the nearby town of Noto provides an opportunity to explore typical Sicilian Baroque architecture.

Nearby

  • Catania airport 61 KM
  • Comiso airport 107 KM
  • Vendicari 44 KM
  • Noto 38 KM

Things to do

Just a few minutes from the villa you’ll find the Greek Theatre and the Ear of Dionysus (a limestone cave carved out of the Temenites hill), which are some of the most interesting and admired sights in Sicily.

  • The island of Ortigia (Siracusa) now linked to the mainland by a short bridge, was the first part of Siracusa to be settled, and is today a jewel of Sicilian Baroque, though also retaining fascinating traces of its ancient Greek and medieval past.
  • The most interesting area on the mainland is the archeological zone, which includes one of the largest Greek theatres in Italy, whose excellent acoustics you will experience if you manage to attend the annual season of ancient Greek drama.
  • The incredible Baroque towns of the Val di Noto (also with UNESCO world heritage status)
  • The captivating nature reserve, L’Oasi di Vendicari.
  • Wine tasting and visit at Buonivini of Planeta winery.
  • The fisherman village of Marzameni.
  • The Baroque Historic centre of Catania.
  • Etna Volcano and Taormina about  one hour driving