|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This is a one-million-euro home to ensure you privacy and refined beauty in the very heart of Taormina. Right from the ancient city gate you enter a private citrus garden perfumed by orange and lemon blossom; a few steps away is a breathtaking view of the sea with the entire coast of Sicily and Calabria beneath your feet. This view is yours right in the living room, in the terrace and from the swimming pool. To delight your eyes, the apartment is furnished with antique furniture to exquisite taste. You will find embroidered bed linens and colorful Sicilian ceramics, paintings and perfumed soap, delicious welcome gift, and plenty of sunshine all year around. A luxurious romantic getaway and a holiday filled with art, night life and culture.
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G7 SPECIAL: daily housekeeping and breakfast included, fully secured territory and garage, 5 minute walk to all venues.
Taormina, behind the Church of San Pancrazio (50 m from Porta Messina), surrounded by a private garden with lemon, orange and figue trees, unrivalled views of the coastline.
The apartment is situated in a condominium with closed territory, life guard, gardener and porter. You will also benefit from exclusive access to Ancient Greek archeological excavations situated on the territory of the condominium.
Max guest capacity: 2+2
Standard: luxurious (5 stars)
Composition (ca 90 m2 plus terrace):
Hall: living room with high ceiling, breathtaking views, fireplace, sofas, TV, dining area, handmade Sicilian ceramics and paintings
Master bedroom: double bed, closet, TV, balcony
Kitchen: fully equipped, gas / electric stove, fridge, dishwasher
Loft bedroom: desk, double bed, bedside table, clothes rack
Terrace: infinitely spacious; view of the entire coast up to Calabria; sofa and armchairs; Sicilian ceramic dinner table and chairs; ceramic sink; rolling sun shades (ceiling); electric grill
Bathroom with bath tub
Outdoor shower (private; there are also condominial showers by the swimming pool)
Services and amenities:
Private garage in the basement (elevator)
Air conditioning, heating, fireplace (firewood on request)
Swimming pool with magnificent sea view, life guard (June - September), showers, beach chairs and umbrellas (only in season).
Embroidered bed linens and towels
Household welcome pack (detergents, basic foods and spices, maps and local info)
Washing and drying machine
Cleaning and change of linens twice a week
City center: right in front of the garden gate
Beach (Isola Bella): 10 min by car, cable car or walk
Daily fish and vegetable market: 5 min walk
Supermarkets: 5-15 min walk
Bars, restaurants: right outside the garden gate
Bus stop: right outside the garden gate / 5 min walk (depends on the bus)
Welcome to Sicily! We are a Sicilian-Nordic couple: Anna is writing a PhD in law, Alessandro is a lawyer. Most of our free time we explore our island, its nature, its peoples, its ruins, its culture, its cuisine and traditions. Our homes are true Sicilian homes - they belong to our family and we use them ourselves when not rented. We will give you local tips and a little gift, so that you can taste and remember Sicily as a uniquely beautiful place. Ask us also about hiking, boat trips, cooking classes and dinners - Alessandro is an unrivaled cook!
Anna&Alessandro purchased this apartment in 2008
This home was acquired by Alessandro's mother Giovanna even before the building was began! She was the first to buy in the new complex and therefore chose the best, most panoramic apartment with high ceilings that allowed creation of the second bedroom with unique interior design based on the idea of single space. Once built, the home was furnished accordingly: there are original Sicilian paintings and ceramics, antique furniture, wrought iron, embroidered linens and warm sun-filled colors that delight the eye. Giovanna loved Taormina with its refined and artistic lifestyle; she wanted to create more privacy in the center of this world-famous gem, a place that would combine the beauty, the sun, the art and the sea with most refined interior design - and this is exactly what this home is all about.
The views: WOW!; the location - you're always downtown but don't hear the crowds; the perfumes of the garden; the swimming pool - and honestly, how many homes in Taormina have a private garage? This home is a place to enjoy all year round: sun bade on the terrace, dine with a spectacular view, dive into the swimming pool or sit in front of the fire on cool (+15C) winter evenings: it's impossible not to be on vacation in this home!
This condo is np
Exceptional in every way. Great location, secure parking, wonderful view, beautifully furnished, infinity pool is breathtaking, the apt is well stocked and Alessandro and Anna provide everything needed to start holiday (soap, spices, etc) . Highly recommended.
The apartment is lovely with a super view of the bay from the terrace. The interior has been well designed and has all you need for a comfortable stay. Our teenage girls stayed the mezzanine floor and I was worried it would be too warm and that noise would travel up in the morning (we were much earlier risers) but they said it was quiet and cool. The apartment really is 5 minutes from the centre and walking distance to the beach (albeit a good hilly walk) but the cable car to the beach is on the doorstep. There is so much to do in Taormina and we really enjoyed our stay, it's a beautiful town and this is a beautiful apartment. The complex feels very secure and private and there were plenty of sunbeds around the pool, even in August when it was busy. We would definitely come again and recommend this apartment. Thanks to Alessandro for being so welcoming and helpful.
Great apartment with unbelievable views! The apartment is in a great location in Taormina. It was well stocked and spotless. Anna & Alessandro were great to deal with and even picked us up from the bus station. If we have the pleasure of returning to Sicily we would definitely rent this condo again!
This is a lovely apartment with a sensational view-unusual to have both in Taormina. The gardens and the pool area very well maintained. The apartment area is also quiet which was lovely as July can be very noisy in Europe. The owners are very hospitable and helpful.
My wife and I stayed for a week at this apartment. It is everything as described in the advertisement and more. Anna was the main communication for renting the apartment and was friendly, helpful, and professional. Alessandro picked us up at the bus station and drove us to the apartment. A bowl of fruit, pastries and bottle of wine made for a warm welcome. They provided written instructions on how to use appliances and an overall orientation to the complex. As described the apartment is in a secure gated complex, that is beautifully lit in the evening with lush plantings. All items needed for sleeping, cooking and living are provided including coffee and bottled water. We bought an ice cube tray, but only because we overlooked to the two that were in the freezer. This is a high quality condominium with great views, space and features. Taormina speaks for itself in terms of beauty. Would return and stay again.
Even in autumn, beautiful Taormina can be very busy, so the peace and quiet offered by our accommodation were thoroughly enjoyed. Although only a short walk from the bustle of the village, with its great restaurants and shops, the loft and it's surrounds were like an oasis. The loft is spacious, comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. I'm devoting a whole page in our photo book to the view from the balcony at different times of day and in different weather. The wine and lovely bowl of fruit were much appreciated, as were Alessandro's recommendations about restaurants and attractions in the area, especially the walk to Castelmola, with its magnificent views of Etna and the coast. The twisty roads through quaint local villages were fun to drive and the beach down at Isola Bella was lovely on a warm day. The Greek theatre is simply stunning, set against a magnificent coastal backdrop. Do make sure that you depart from the Main Street of Taormina and explore the side streets and their shops, restaurants and the local market. The local opera production was also a treat. Would thoroughly recommend both the loft and Taormina to anyone travelling around Sicily.
All our guests receive a welcome folder with information and tips on local attractions, places to see and hiking maps. Taormina is a charming town soaked in history and art, and don't forget to visit Greek ruins in Naxos and the hilltop town of Castelmola. The movie Godfather was filmed in Savoca village, only 20 min away by car. Perfect day trips from Taormina include Eolian islands, Catania, Syracuse, the baroque town of Noto, Agrigento with its Ancient Greek temples, and the ruins of an Ancient Roman villa in Piazza Armerina, Etna volcano and the Alcantara river. Ask us for hiking and sightseeing tips - we'll be happy to devise a custom-made itinerary for you.
Final cleaning not included in rates: please leave the home clean in the end of your stay (alternatively, final cleaning fee is €90 in addition to rent).
Internet deposit €50 required on arrival and refunded in full at the check-out provided the limit of 25 h/week is not exceeded; additional hours charged at €1/h.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.