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Antico Hotel Roma 1880

Syracuse, Italy

Located just steps from Syracuse’s Duomo in the heart of the city’s historic core of Ortigia, the Antico Hotel Roma 1880 is ideally situated for exploring the city. As the name suggests, the property dates back to 1880. Inside, the grand lobby has been beautifully renovated and boasts an arched ceiling and stylish decor. A wonderful terraced restaurant spills out onto Piazza Minerva, a continuation of the Piazza Duomo, where guests can enjoy breakfast, along with an ice cream from the delightful gelateria. There’s also a small Arabian-style internal courtyard, with sofas and sunshades.

The 45 rooms are modest but comfortable and all boast their own small balcony with views over the surrounding streets or courtyard. The size of the rooms here is particularly good.

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All the rooms here are nice and spacious, boasting their own small balcony with views over the surrounding streets or internal courtyard. The furnishings are simple but comfortable and the rooms contain everything you need. There’s a large junior suite of connecting rooms, with a large private terrace, which would suit families. For an extra level of luxury, the extensive Garden Spa suite comes with its own sauna and overlooks the internal courtyard.


The Antico Hotel Roma 1880 is particularly well located in the middle of Ortigia, the historic heart of Syracuse, right next to the Piazza Duomo. In less than a minute you can reach the beautiful square, which is dominated by the towering expanse of the Duomo and surrounded by elegant cafes. The surrounding streets are filled with charming boutiques.

Food and Drink

Breakfast is served each morning in the ground-floor restaurant, under an elegant barrel-vaulted ceiling. Large arched doorways lead out to tables on the historic Piazza Minerva. Guests can also choose to dine here for lunch or in the evening. Further afield, a host of nearby restaurants is easily accessed on foot.

Our opinion

While we’ve found the rooms here to be very spacious if a little simple, the hotel’s ideal location and stunning ground-floor areas make it a great choice for a stay in Syracuse.

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