It is an elegant Art decò Palace designed in the early nineteen hundred by Architect Francesco Fichera with decorations and ornaments by the sculptor Florio. Originally destined to be the Post Office, after years of meticulous restoration works that preserve the history and charm of the original building, it now hosts an elegant 5-star Hotel. Ortea Palace is located in the historic city centre of Syracuse and is surrounded by the spectacular natural setting of the Ortigia, an island in the island, that appears to be floating on the sea. Transformed to provide an entirely new experience, the Hotel has 75 rooms and suites reflecting all the elegance and style of the historic Palazzo, also offering a splendid and luxurious Spa and a sea-water thermal pool to relax, and for the beauty of body and mind. The spectacular Ortigia sea can be admired from the balconies and windows.