Anime a Sud offers you a new concept of hospitality in refined artist’s homes, where history and contemporaneity, passion for art and respect for the environment are combined, harmonizing bio-architecture, design and contemporary art with original elements and local materials. Casa Sabir is located in Southern Sicily, in Syracuse, on the fascinating island of Ortigia, an extension towards the Mediterranean, a millenary crossroad, meeting point and fusion of cultures. Of ancient Greek origin, made famous by Archimedes, this city was the last one in Sicily to fall under Arab rule. You can enjoy the architectural and cultural stratifications of the people who inhabited it, explore the archaeological area, the historic market and lose yourself in the narrow streets of Ortigia where the yellow sandstone suddenly gives way to intense sea views. Conveniently accessible from the airports of Comiso and Catania, Casa Sabir will inebriate you with the colors and scents of the island and the blue of the Ionian Sea, bringing you the unique experience of an authentic and vibrant Sicily.
Casa Sabir is an early ‘900 house, equipped with all comforts, immersed in the fascinating atmosphere of the island of Ortigia, Syracuse. It can accommodate up to 4 people. From its terraces you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the ancient market of fresh seafood, vegetables and spices in front of the blue Ionian Sea of this corner of Sicily. Inside, the charm of the original elements – ancient cement floors, decorated plasters, high vaulted ceilings – is matched with a contemporary style that creates a refined harmony. The living area will welcome you with a scenic wine cellar and the beautiful equipped kitchen will captivate you with the light that comes in plentiful from the large windows with balconies. Both bedrooms, with private bathrooms, are elegantly furnished in a refined combination of design pieces, craftsmanship and antique elements. The master bedroom boasts a sea view. All the artworks of Casa Sabir are made by the artist and owner Luca Giannini.
By staying at Casa Sabir, on the island of Ortigia, in Syracuse, you will discover an ancient and fascinating land, rich in history and culture, you will rediscover the rhythms of nature and enjoy the delicacies of the food and wine heritage of this corner of Sicily. In addition to savouring the Sicilian breakfast, on request you can attend Sicilian cooking classes with a chef who will accompany you to do some shopping at the market below guiding you in the discovery of the traditional flavors. You can enjoy baroque cities, nature reserves, beaches, archaeological sites, seaside villages and markets with convenient day trips, even with private guides, or visit renowned wine cellars and oil mills. It is an ideal tour in every moment of the year, in search of the richness of local traditions and the beauty of nature, charming in every season. Take the time to grasp the complex soul of this fascinating corner of the South.