A large late 19th century patrician villa restored according to tradition with a touch of refined creativity is the setting for the spaces of the Hotel Principe di Fitalia, a prestigious 4 star hotel in Syracuse.The large well-kept garden of flowers, palm and olive trees surrounding the hotel provides a wonderful setting for the beautiful swimming pool and wellness corner with hydromassage, embellishing the spaces of the historic residence, immersed in the quiet lush greenery of the landscape around Syracuse.Inside, the hotel features a mix of traditional details revisited in a modern flavor, defining an evocative atmosphere that is among the most original for a hotel and historic residence in Syracuse. Period furniture, wrought ironwork, antique paintings, and colorful typical Sicilian ceramics blend in with modern nuances in the colors of the walls and furnishings in the common spaces of the Hotel Principe di Fitalia.A 24h reception, hall, TV room and bar provide appropriate settings for welcoming guests and moments of social interaction, while those visiting Syracuse on business can take advantage of the hotel's two conference rooms and a space in the garden, a rare privilege for a 4 star hotel or historic residence in Syracuse.Breakfast is served in a dedicated room with a wonderful view over the garden. The continental style buffet is enriched by typcal Sicilian sweets and traditional Italian coffee: espresso coffee, cappuccino, etc.
One of the most fascinating outings while staying at the Hotel Principe di Fitalia is a visit to the Plemmirio Natural Marine Reserve.The marine park, which takes its name from Plemmyrium, a mythical village in the vicinity of the ancient Ortygia cited by the poet of the Aeneid, safeguards the 7 km of coastline and shoals of the Maddalena Peninsula, which is also home to archaeological finds dating all the way back to the prehistoric age and the times of the Greeks and Romans.The sea and nature here are truly enchanting: a succession of inlets and coves, grottoes and underwater caves, lapped by extraordinarily clear waters abundant with rare varieties of marine fauna, and magnificent shoals displaying archaeological finds. On the coast, dwarf palms and prickly pear dot the splendid landscape.The reception at the Hotel Principe di Fitalia provides all the necessary information for visiting the Park's land and seaside treasures with guides or in absolute freedom.What's more, the Principe Di Fitalia is located in an ideal position for visiting Mount Etna, Taormina, Noto and Ragusa Ibla.Ortigia,the ancient heart of Syracuse, and the ancient Sirako of the Greeks, reachable in just 10 minutes with a shuttle bus available to guests from the Hotel Principe di Fitalia. Marvel at the splendor of the Temple of Apollo, the Piazza Archimede with its wonderful 15th century palaces, and Piazza del Duomo, built on the remains of a Greek temple, displaying its splendid Baroque architecture. Don't miss the Fonte Aretusa, a mythical fresh water fountain, the site of the myth of the nymph Arethusa and Alfeus, gushing out of an enchanting basin adorned by palms and papyrus, or the Castello Maniace, built by Federick II of Swabia, a splendid example of Medieval architecture.
21 rooms combining tradition and modernity with Mediterranean undertones are the dominant feature of the Hotel Principe di Fitalia, a historic residence in Syracuse.Noble wood furnishings, a stone finished exterior and typical Mediterranean colors such as the azure blue of the sea and the yellow of travertine stone making up so much of the landscape of Syracuse and Sicily, create an original and evocative atmosphere.Junior and classic suites are designed to welcome from one to four persons, while the family rooms are the ideal solution for a hotel family holiday stay in Syracuse.Rooms at the Hotel Principe di Fitalia offer the best in comfort among 4 star hotels and historic residences in Syracuse. Each room has a direct telephone line, sat TV, minibar, safety deposit box, and air conditioning. The bathrooms in the suites are fitted with a jacuzzi, while every room features a hair dryer and a charming courtesy kit.