SICILIAN PLACES has introduced further self-catering options to its 2016 holiday collection with the addition of two stylish sister apartments, located within an elegant building in the heart of Syracuse, South East Sicily.

Apt Citta Vecchia viewThe wonderful view from Apartment Città Vecchia

As well as having instant access to key attractions, guests will have fabulous balcony views across the city and sea, while being just footsteps away from restaurants and bars and the authentic buzz of the old town. Ortigia’s countless historical attractions are also within immediate reach, including the city’s Duomo, Piazza Archimede and Fonte Aretusa. Several beaches are nearby, while journeys to the southwest will provide insight into some of Sicily’s fascinating Baroque cities such as Noto, Modica and Ragusa.

Apt Citta Vecchia balconyApartment Città Vecchia balcony

The new additions complement the tour operator’s range of quality accommodation, which includes private apartments and exclusive villas as well as boutique, family-friendly and luxury hotels throughout the island.

Apartment Citta VecchiaThe stunning drawing room at Apartment Città Vecchia

Set over two floors, Apartment Città Vecchia has two bedrooms, and a large terrace with views over the sea and Ortigia island. The interior of this stylish apartment reflects both modern and classic touches, from the well-equipped kitchen to the exposed wooden beams, showcasing a blend of styles and influences. The upper floor is home to a large open-plan living area comprising a lounge, dining room and kitchen, in addition to a billiard room and shower room. This spacious area is bright and airy, opening out on to an expansive balcony which peers across the rooftops of historical Syracuse and the vast blue of the sea – the ideal setting for an al fresco evening meal. The lower floor includes two comfortable and homely bedrooms, consisting of one double with en-suite bathroom, and a further double, as well as two luxurious bathrooms decorated in marble.

Sicily - Apt Citta Vecchia staircaseApartment Città Vecchia staircase

Seven night holidays are from £681pp in May based on four sharing, which includes Gatwick-Catania flights and car hire.

Apt Veliero living roomApartment Veliero living room

Located in the same building as Città Vecchia, amid the intrigue and affluence of historical Syracuse, Apartment Veliero has two bedrooms with balcony sea views overlooking Ortigia island, and also provides luxury accommodation for four. Styled with classic and modern touches and, although slightly smaller than its sister apartment, is nonetheless light and spacious with two double bedrooms and two small balconies offering views out over the city and the sea.

Seven night holidays are from £493pp in April based on four sharing, which includes Gatwick-Catania flights and car hire.