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Our stay at Francesco's Taormina apartment was a highlight of our visit to Italy. This cosy, clean and spacious bed-sitter apartment for two gave us stunning views from its large balcony over the azure blue Mediterranean Sea below with its plentiful cruisers and yachts as well a great view of Mt Etna, seemingly almost next door. In July the air conditioning was a bonus and ensured the comfort of our stay during the Summer season. In summary, the apartment had all the amenities needed for an enjoyable visit to Taormina - a large bathroom with good shower - good kitchen with adequate fridge, stove and dining table - comfortable bed - TV - and if needed, free Wi-Fi plus books. Another great asset is the owner, Francesco. He kindly picked us up with our luggage from the Taormina bus terminal and transported us to the apartment via the super market in order to stock up for our stay. He was readily available to us at all times. Like most Taormina properties, the apartment is located well uphill from the sea. This however is Taormina but the views and the character of the surrounds are the reward. If the walk down the hill is fine but back up is daunting, taxis are plentiful and not expensive. Francesco will give you the contacts. There are many very good and reasonably priced restaurants to be found in Taormina and its surrounds. Once again, Francesco will guide you. We thoroughly enjoyed our Taormina stay in Francesco's apartment and have no hesitation in recommending it to a couple seeking a cosy location for a comfortable private holiday with value all round.