Absolutely perfect from start to finish. This new B & B just outside of Ortiyga/Syracuse--run by a famous Sicilian chef none the less--is exactly as it looks in the photos and offers so much more. Carlo and Barbara were the most fantastic hosts--and it truly felt as if we were leaving family when we departed! The room was spacious and clean. Fresh fruit and bottled water were provided complimentary in the room. The bathroom was clean and spacious, with a hair dryer and toiletries included. Upon arrival, we were greeted by serene beauty--4 beautiful horses are stabled on the property which also had a spacious patio area and in-ground pool. We were graciously offered welcome aperitifs as we settled in for our stay and were provided with recommendations on things to do in the area, though the pool tempted us with its refreshing beauty. Now the best part--breakfast! Everyday we were provided fresh baked croissants, cookies, fruit and varied pastries (one morning had fresh cannoli--the best ever!) We have stated in B & Bs before, but none have been as good as this. There is nothing like having a professional chef share his kitchen and home, and we absolutely loved it. I highly recommend this new B and B and know that Carlo will have great success in the future.
Voortreffelijke b&b. Vriendelijke eigenaar met redelijk Engels sprekende zoon. Formidabele ligging met uitzicht op zee. Heerlijk zwembad. Goed ontbijtbuffet (iets ruimere keuze zou deze b&b een 10 opleveren). Een toppertje.
My husband and I stayed in Villa Fisher with friends for 4 nights in May. After our friends returned home we decided to stay on another 4 nights. The house and gardens are beautiful and carefully maintained. The pool is a dream. Swimming in the sea was a bit cool so having the pool was so nice. The house is in a perfect position for visiting all of south east Sicily. It was good to "come home" at the end of a day to such a peaceful, beautiful setting. Franca and Gianni were excited to help with suggestions on things to see and do, places to eat, and always willing to do a a' little extra' when we asked. We plan to return next year and include our grown children in the trip. I highly recommend this wonderful accommodation. Thank You, Franca and Gianni. Ci vediamo nel futuro! Charlotte Hoffman
Two years ago we enjoyed this outstanding location for the first time. Searching for a B&B at Siracusa we discovered this gem on the map. We looked at the pictures and were wondering about reality... Well, we can tell you, reality is wonderful! To round off the previous reviews we just can add some impressions: Swimming in the pool before breakfast or under the stars is awesome looking over the sea. In the hot hours of the day you may escape from the sun behind the open archs cooled down by a soft refreshing breeze from the sea. In the room we appreciated the additional (silent) ceiling fan during night (instead of using the available A/C unit). Coming back to Villa Fisher from our activities of the day was like coming home - always warmly welcomed by Giovanni & Franca. Thank you so much!
we stayed a week at villa fisher and could not have been happier. giovanni and his wonderful wife franca were helpful in every way possible...from recommending places to visit to restaurants etc. their villa is beautiful overlooking the mediterranean with very clean comfortable rooms with gorgeous views as well. the yard is inpeccable with a large beautiful in ground pool with plenty of room to walk around and enjoy a game of ping pong as well!! the breakfasts offered variety of cheese, coldcuts, jams, bread including croissants. the italian coffee was delicious and they had fresh juice and fruit every morning. the price was excellent for what we received. we would not hesitate to return or recommend villa fisher to our friends or family.
We stayed at Villa Fisher in June 2008, where our wonderful hosts Gianni and Franca helped us with every aspect of our visit to Siracusa. The B&B is perched on the rocks overlooking the deep blue Ionian Sea. Our room had a fantastic view of the sea, the gardens and the pool. When we weren't touring the ancient Greek and Roman ruins nearby (don't miss the Greek amphitheather!) we spent many relaxing hours at the pool and took a dip in the pristine, clear waters of the sea. Gianni, as an accomplished fisherman, guided us to the best local restaurants, where we ate great food at local prices! Don't miss this great B&B with the prettiest sunset you could find.
Ville au nom toujours évocateur, Syracuse se situe à l’extrémité sud est de la Sicile. Classée au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité par l’Unesco, Syracuse a connu plusieurs périodes notamment grecque qui fit dire à Cicéron « qu’elle était la seule rivale d’Athènes par la puissance et le prestige «. Au lieu de choisir un hôtel sans charme, mieux vaut se reporter sur la location d’une maison hôte ou d’un bed and breakfast pour jouir en toute décontraction de la richesse architecturale de la cité. Les vestiges de l’époque romaines et grecques sont pléthores, principalement situées dans le parc archéologique de Neapolis qui recense l’amphithéâtre pouvant abriter jusqu’à vingt mille personnes, au théâtre grec à la capacité de quinze mille spectateurs. Reliée à la ville par un pont, la presqu’ile d’Ortygie abrite le cœur de la vieille ville avec notamment sa fontaine d’Arethuse, sa piazza duomo et ses ruelles pavées d’inspiration baroque. Louer un gite ou un B&B aux environs de Syracuse c’est l’assurance de découvrir une région sauvage et de profiter pleinement des charmes de cette région de Sicile où le soleil se sent ici comme chez lui et où la nature est omniprésente. L’occasion idéale lors de vacances instructives de s’en aller visiter les spectaculaires gorges de Cavagrande et Noto, de s’attarder dans la nécropole de Pantalica, de profiter des splendeurs naturelles de la réserve de Vindicari avec au bout comme une récompense céleste une plage de sable blanc à l’effet saisissant. Sans oublier de louer une chambre d’hôte à Ragusa, ville baroque aux rues parfaitement rectiligne, distante de Syracuse de quelques dizaines de kilomètres.