This enchanting double room with a view across Ortigia’s rooftops, comes with a balcony overlooking the building’s inner courtyard.
The linen bedspreads complement the Greyish Blue tints of the walls, carefully repainted to do justice to the intact original murals. The vaulted ceiling features floral motifs mirrored in the selection of colours for the walls. These murals were expertly recovered by a Sicilian restorer, who fastidiously stripped away the layers of plaster covering the ceiling.
The fully refurbished floor is now returned to its former elegance, thus enhancing the romantic ambience of this altogether pleasant accommodation.
The bathroom, adjacent to this commodious room, is equipped with twin washbasins and a large shower area.
The accommodation is equipped with a television, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, double pillows, bathrobes, slippers, and fragrant, amber-scented courtesy sets.
The largest in the property, this room is decorated in warm, Yellow-Ochre tints evocative of nearby Cala Rossa, the little sandy beach at the southern end of Via Roma.
Here too, the original wall and ceiling murals have been retained following retouching work to minor fractures caused by the earthquake of 1990.
As can be seen in the landscape murals of its vaulted ceiling, among the principal features of this room is the depiction of the “cardinal points” delineating the building’s precise geographical position.
The splendid flooring, which dates back to the original building, is complemented by well-appointed furnishings and the various other fittings ornamenting the room.
The balcony overlooks the august Via Roma, the northern end of which debouches into Piazza Duomo, Ortigia’s principal square.
The stain glass upper sections of the Liberty-inspired doors, are commensurate with the restored original gates and antique fixtures, which climate and age rendered unusable.
The capacious bathroom, featuring a slit window, is equipped with early twentieth-century-inspired modernist fixtures and accessories. The bathroom walls are layered with the same reinforced cement used for the flooring prior to renovation.
Continuing along the corridor, one comes to the small hallway leading to room 3.
The room’s colour scheme is distinguished by its subtle shades of pale, antique rose, further set off by the tints of the floor’s tiling.
Similarly, the painstaking process of stripping away the ceiling’s plaster facilitated the recovery of the room’s period décor, discernible, above all, in the pale-blue bordering indicating the Maison’s logo, and thus emphasising the house’s ties to past and present.
One further feature of these quarters is surely the bathroom. The flush door leads to a capacious room that boasts a five-metre-high ceiling.
The splendid chandelier and a Caravaggioesque painting complement the somewhat immodest bathtub set before the large window overlooking Ortigia’s rooftops. The walls’ textured stonework has been left exposed.
This altogether graceful double room converts into a matrimonial room, if and when required.
Having been constructed at a later period, and thus without the vaulted ceiling typical of the era, this room does feature an antique timber framework, which was reinforced during renovation and left exposed.
The walls’ wood panelling is original, and thus inspired the colour scheme used for the bed linen; inlaid with bois de rose, the two small, twin Napoleon III era hot air balloon lamps atop bedside tables, are original.
The commodious bathroom is decorated in warm colours, while the principal wall features a charming “cementine” tiled carpet salvaged from the house’s original drawing room.
The room enjoys a private terrace where one may take breakfast or else linger for a restorative aperitivo at dusk or an after-dinner drink by moonlight.
This year (2023), La Maison is scheduled to augment its ensemble of facilities with the addition of two new rooms, both located on the first floor of the building in which La Maison is housed.
The first these, a small suite, encompasses an entrance hall, walk-in wardrobe, double bed, spacious bathroom, tea and coffee table.
The view looks down into a section of the inner courtyard; evidently having undergone successive alterations over the centuries, in this room, as with all of La Maison’s rooms, painstaking restorative work has been undertaken to preserve the distinctive decorative aspects of its vaulted ceiling.
The Greyish Blue patinaed tints framing the ceiling and paralleled in the colour scheme of the walls, is further complemented by the elegant, velveteen fabrics adopted for the bed’s upholstery, as well as in the bathroom fixtures with shower and glass washbasin in Night Blue dash.
As with the antique papier-mâché-fashioned bedside tables and other of the room’s fixtures, the suite’s alluring entrance hall features decorative detail dating from the enchanting Globe de Mariée period.
Continuing further along the corridor from room five, the next door opens into room six, the second of our new additions.
This room, complete with large balcony extending from bathroom to bedroom, overlooks Via Roma.
The original decorative detail adorning ceiling and floor sections, has been expertly rejuvenated following a lengthy period of meticulously executed restorative work.
Furnished with double bed along with a superbly crafted antique sofa bed, the room features original doors that lead into a capacious bathroom fitted with a Crystalmood bathtub by Antonio Lupi. The antique chandelier, recently adapted to electricity, was originally among the interior furnishings of a local church.
This lovingly restored room is equipped with television, mini bar, and various other amenities (hairdryer, Hair straightenerdouble pillows, slippers and a scented courtesy set).