A beautiful and tranquil resort just outside of Siracusa and the old town of Ortigia. The facilities including the gym and swimming pool is fantastic. The town is a 20 minute car ride away but there was a free shuttle provided by the hotel. The timing of the shuttles meant that you only really got to spend 2 hours in the town which was a bit of a rush to eat a meal and explore. Alternatively it meant spending too long a period in the town especially during a afternoon siesta where the town would be eerily quiet. The local beach (Fly Lido) is only 5 minute drive and again a free shuttle is provided on demand. However, although a lovely local family run beach bar, the beach was not as elegant compared to others e.g. Fontane Bianche (although this is €60 return taxi). The cost of eating at the hotel restaurant and purchasing drinks was extremely expensive and this was the hotels major downfall. However, this did encourage us to explore more of the city and experience many of its beautiful restaurants that it has to offer.