Should your desire be to stay in an elegant place,rich with history and to breathe the magic of the past,then Casa Martinez is the right choice.Full of emotions,comfort and charm. This historic home is found within a building dating back to the700′.
Whoever decides to spent time in Ortigia, chooses the magic, the history, the art and culture of this location, finding a rare uniqueness: enjoying a crystiline sea, with swimming access even though one is in the city, surrounded by monuments dating back to the time of ancient Greece, through all the subsequent civilizations to current day.
Should your desire be to stay in an elegant place, rich with history and to breathe the magic of the past, then Casa Martinez is the right choice. Full of emotions, comfort and charm. This historic home is found within a building dating back to the 700’s. Palazzo Alagona-Fontana, located in the middle of Via Roma, an elegant pedestrian street, is a few metres from the Piazza Archimede, Corso Matteotti, Via delle Maestranze and very close to Piazza Duomo.
It was the residence of the noble Alagona family, landowners of Spanish origin very loyal to the Aragons during the Sicilian medieval period, than passed to the Fontana family from Siracusa. In the residence there lived the Archbishop Giovan Battista Alagona, the founder of the Alagonian library that we recommend you visit.
33 comfortable steps take you to the elegant entrance hall furnished with prestigious furniture, with a useful desk and wifi connection and the balcony overlooking Via Roma. Your eyes roam over the antique lamps and historic flooring completely restored and opens to a refined living room with sofas, antique objects and paintings. The room flows seamlessly into the dining room, with a large table where many local ingredients and tastes can be enjoyed, with the kitchen efficiently equipped with all amenities (microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, oven).
A corridor separates the daytime living space from the night time space, the large bathroom with a hydro-massage bath and a hydro-massage shower cubicle, the little terrace overlooking the Ortigian roofs, where it is possible to relax, sunbathe, read a book, meditate with a lovely glass of Sicilian wine whilst watching the sunset.
Returning inside, to the night time area: a single room overlooking the courtyard, a double room with a small private bathroom and the large suite, full of light and furnished with prestigious furniture. Writing desk, daybed, TV and a self contained private living space with a sofabed.
A through chamber concludes the night time space furnished with a double sofabed and a large bookcase, also from here it overlooks the 700’s courtyard.
Allow yourselves to be conquered by the charm and elegance of Casa Martinez, a historic home in the heart of Ortigia.
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