Cozy Loft in the heart of Ortigia. 3 min walking to piazza duomo.. 1 min from the sea. Absolutely perfect if you want to live like a true sicilan in an historic alley!
Renovated combining Tradition and Design, Casa Lola is a charming and comfortable one-room flat for 2 people. Staying in the alley in one of the oldest areas of the city, the GIUDECCA is like stepping back in time but with every comfort. Enjoy Sicily
I have loved this House as soon as I saw her and I completely renovated as liked to me. A magnificent stone arch welcomes you at the entrance under which a crystal shrine keeps the original terracotta floor found below that of white stone and baked today. Other furnishing solutions as the silver wallpaper bought in London, or the stunning baroque mirror found in used, grey hand resined bath walls, or golden bath door, make this little magic loft in island. This home is a perfect little nest for you after a day out at sea and to meet people; to see things, and enjoy delicious flavors, to live great.
The House is a one-room flat as they are traditionally BASSO, the fishermen's home. This has access to a shared courtyard where you can spread out to dry your swimsuit or just to let in the morning sun. There is also a bike hanging in the living room available to the joints around. But in cities also works a very interesting rental program. wi-fi in :-)
Ortigia is a "big rock" connected from the sea by two bridges. From the train station/bus "out of bridges", where all public transport from the rest of the island, (also from Catania airport which is about 45 minutes by bus-departures every hour-), a minibus/shuttle for pennies brings in various points of the island. Or you can take taxis that wait in front of the stops (keep in mind that the center of Ortigia is about 2 km from the station).
Interaction with guests
I'm from Modena (Italy) and I created this home on the island in the island to take refuge when it's time to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And I decided to make it available when they are not there. So I probably won't be there when you arrive. But there will be my sicilian friends, special people, very kind, that will welcome you with their innate elegance and sympathy to ensure your pleasant and quiet. If you need anything you may ask them. We strive to make your holiday unforgettable
Other things to note
This is my house and is not meant to be rented. I have my personal stuff that I put at your disposal. There is a very large double bed. The house is equipped with washing machine and air conditioning and heat pump/heating (although the house is cool in summer and hot in winter by nature). Wi-fi in.
The house is my personal and the I carefully furnished.
For this I try to very select my guests.
Usually I rent to people who have long been on airbnb and have positive reviews because it means that are used to host or to be guests and that gives me a bit of guarantees.
You have to apologize for these rigidities but it is the only way for me to protect a home that is delicate and which I treasure.
BUT I DO NOT WANT TO BE PREJUDICED
So I, the first time I rented, had no reviews and this does not mean that I was not trustworthy!
I would be very happy If you could give me please some information, for example the reason for the trip, if you have been in Sicily, with those who are traveling, your age and what is your profession, things like that, I might have more material to be able to decide.
I also like to know the people who will live in my house. Beautiful energies remain in places crossed by beautiful people. :)
PS: I never cancel a booking accepted if not arise serious housing safety reasons and / or host unreliability. I only had to cancel a reservation since I rent, on Christmas Day this year (2016), as the host gave me embarrassments immediately after booking. And unfortunately for the hosts there is no possibility of cancellation for the right reasons without serious consequences. So the bad reference of the cancellation and the impossibility for the next year to become a super host (the title was in 2016) would you please do not view it as a bad availability and quality of service. Please go read the references of my fantastic guests (both Italian and foreign) to get an idea of the quality of the house, the location and the care with which I welcome my guests. :)
NOTICE: If you arrive by car please note that Ortigia is a LIMITED TRAFFIC cars area. There is a paid parking NOT guarded outside the area, but about 800 meters from home. To all my guests would recommend using a secure garage for a fee (10 X 24h) a few meters from home within the restricted traffic. The reservation of the garage (that I do before the guests arrive) allows you to enter in the limited area.
The House has fine finishings. Has soft white stone floors extremely pleasant but a little delicate. As well as the steel kitchen and beautiful ceramic electric fires but also delicate. It requires that land care at your home. It's one room a little bit small so it's not designated smoking inside. So it is not recommended for animals that would be extremely sacrificed.
I was born and I live in Modena in northern Italy. A graduate in Political Science, I deal with Fashion, Art and Design. I'm cool hunter and trends for fashion companies. I'm owner and designer of a clothing brand of unique fashion creations called LOLA DARLING. If you're curious about my work you can take a site. I love everything that is beautiful, educated, sustainable and makes sense. For this perhaps unconditionally I love Sicily and the Sicilians.