The Grand Hotel Villa Politi 1862 in romantic Siracusa is an extensive hotel with luxury guest rooms, state of the art meeting and conference rooms, a spectacular outdoor pool surrounded by verdant parkland and a top quality restaurant and bar.
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One of the most famous hotels in Italy, this unique villa that literally sits atop both historical and naturally occurring landmarks offers an unrivalled luxury holiday experience on the coast of one of Sicily’s most beautiful and enigmatic ancient cities.
The Grand Hotel Villa Politi 1862 makes available to its honoured guests as many as 100 rooms and suites of different types and sizes, the only hotel in the heart of Syracuse with a large outdoor swimming pool, two bars, lush parkland and two restaurants offering high quality cuisine.
The Austrian noblewoman Maria Teresa Laudien in 1862, after she met the man of her life, Salvatore Politi, Syracuse’s painter, founded Villa Politi, which quickly became an international leader thanks to its style and subtlety. It is and has been a meeting place for Art, Culture, Politics, Nobility: Princes and Kings from all over Europe, D’Annunzio, Ojetti, Vergani, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope John Paul II, President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and fascinating women such as Monica Bellucci.
The Grand Hotel Villa Politi 1862 is itself a part of Syracuse’s rich history, thanks not only to its unique location in the Latomie dei Cappuccini but also to the villa itself, a former noble residence, frequented by a string of notable historical figures, heads of state and other dignitaries. The Austrian noblewoman Maria Teresa Laudien in 1862, after she met the man of her life, Salvatore Politi, Syracuse’s painter, founded Villa Politi, which quickly became an international leader thanks to its style and subtlety. It is and has been a meeting place for leaders in Art, Culture, Politics, and even Nobility with Princes, Kings, Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over Europe, having stayed here. A list of some of the dignitaries who have stayed here can be found below.
Perched over the sparkling southern Mediterranean Sea, this historic 4 star hotel in Sicily was used as a base by Winston Churchill during the allied invasion of Italy. Today, the Hotel Bar is named after Sir Winston Churchill, as is one of our five Meeting & Conference Rooms. Winston Churchill said during his holidays in April of 1955 “I never rested so well in my life”. Edmondo De Amicis had similar emotions when he wrote in 1906 of his “delicious hours… spent on the terrace of the Grand Hotel Villa Politi – ah this elegant villa that rises above the ancient ruins on rocks used by the Greeks thousands of years ago… Syracuse seen from this terrace seems floating as if sleeps, dreaming on the two thousand and seven hundred years of history”.
The extensive 4 star hotel complex of the Grand Hotel Villa Politi 1862 covers a large area of the Latomie dei Cappuccini archaeological zone and sits atop the cliff face of Siracusa to offer spellbinding panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The main part of our exclusive luxury hotel in Siracusa contains precisely 100 spacious and elegantly preserved guest rooms (53 with sea view – subject to availability), all restored to their original 19th century Liberty style when the hotel was fully refurbished. With an immediately identifiable style in keeping with the magnificent architecture of the villa, it’s easy to see how, within the walls of our salubrious guest rooms, neither the summer heat nor the vibrant atmosphere of the hotel’s public areas can invade the privacy of these 19th century habitations. Take the Grand Hotel Villa Politi Siracusa Online Video Tour for a true taste of one of Italy’s most unique and prestigious 4 star hotels.