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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Large studio of about 50 square meters, for 2 persons consists of a large open space with a double bed with kitchenette and dining area and lounge area with a large sofa; the apartment has a large bathroom with double sinks and is complete with a large shower and a bathtub. The apartment is on the first floor and has private use of a large in-floor balcony (furnished with a table, two chairs, two lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing and a love seat with two wicker armchairs). E 'can also be used at any time of the day, shared only with the owners, the large beautiful terrace on the second floor with lovely views of Giardini-Naxos bay and Mount Etna. The apartment has both heating and air conditioning. Distance from Corso Umberto (Taormina's main street) is only 5 minutes walk through the direct municipal scales that start right just outside the apartment. Very important to consider what is included in the price a private parking inside the property secured by an automatic gate.

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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Taormina in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13.00 / Check-out: 10.30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large bathroom. Double sink. Large Shower. Bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Comfortable bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • tennis
free parking with automatic gate.


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(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful terrace and views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful position overlooking Taormina and Mt Etna. Francesco could not have been kinder or more available when needed. My only comment would be that lacking an oven, a microwave would have come in handy. Yes the steps into town were a challenge but not insumountably and there are plenty of taxis available for the return (10 euros). Our weather was not great but we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Taormina and in Sicily as a whole.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving in Taormina via bus from Catania, Francesco picked us up from the station and drove us to his incredible apartment which was about 5 minutes drive up the hills. The apartment was absolutely breathtaking. The pictures do not do it justice. The room and bathroom was huge and the balcony took our breath away - every time we went out there! The view of Etna was amazing. We had breakfast every morning there and dinner which we cooked ourselves in the kitchen. The lights from down below are something special. Only 5 minutes walk to the Corso, yes the steps are steep but very doable - and if you want the views it is so worth it! Francesco was lovely and incredibly hospitable. He even took us back to the bus station on the morning of our departure. We could not have wanted more for the first stop of our Italian adventure, and this really is the most perfect apartment to enjoy what is around you. We will miss Taormina greatly!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Taormina. The apartment was very nice with an incredible view from the private balcony, perfect for meals and evenings relaxing. Francesco was always willing to help out. Perfect apartment for a couple, good facilities and sensational views.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky, homely, Sicilian ,welcoming and stunning.

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I had a wonderful week staying in Francesco`s studio apartment, he was very helpful throughout our stay ensuring that we had everything we needed and provided a good introduction on our arrival day and was very easy to communicate with .Being English we like a cup of tea and when we enquired that we couldn't find a kettle he went and brought one for us that we could use on the gas hob whistle and all.As described in other reviews the view is just amazing , the stairs down to the town are a bit of a task coming back but it help burn of some of the wonderful food found in the excellent restaurants in town ,for those not so eager there are buses and plenty of cabs for you return upward journey.The balcony is a nice size just watch out for the birds who fly above and below but wonderful to watch with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the morning.This is one of my best value for money places I have rented on this site as the surrounding area is exceptional wonderful just dont try the stairs twice in one day. Lastly you will see a cross above the villa and if you like to explore and find the steps that lead up to it (you need to walk carefully along the road going up till you see some stairs)you will find a nice restaurant we booked table for the sunset which was brill and the food and wine at the restaurant was also good.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spectacular surroundings inside and out

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at Francesco's apartment and were delighted with the property (set in a lovely garden), the apartment (tastefully and impeccably decorated in blues and turquoise, evocative of Greece), and the incredible views in every direction from the large terrace and the even larger rooftop terrace. Our host met us at the bus station and not only brought us to the apartment, but later drove us down to get a few groceries and supplies for our stay, waited for us while we shopped, and drove us back up again. The apartment was spotless and bright. It has a tiny but well equipped kitchen, strong wireless connection, and good heating/air conditioning. The bathroom is large and lovely, with his-and-hers sinks, a tub and a shower. The bed is extremely comfortable--and you won't want to shut the curtains because it is a treat to fall asleep and wake up to the magnificent view of Mount Etna and the changing blue of the Mediterranean, which is reflected perfectly in the decor. We didn't bring a car (though there is parking), so we walked the steep and challenging steps down to town and back up again a couple of times a day. You need to be reasonably fit to do this.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, with fabulous views of Etna and coast from the balcony (and bed!)

  • 5 of 5

A short walk to the town centre, with some fabulous restaurants - uphill on the way back, though not as much of a problem as we envisaged. Lovely gardens and roof patio. Secure parking behind electric gates. The area felt very safe and friendly. Comfortable apartment with air conditioning, kitchenette area and loads of interesting books and dads. Wifi good. Well appointed bathroom with bath and good shower. Whole apartment very clean and it felt very much that we were part of the community rather than just a tourist in a hotel room. Gianfranco was very helpful and friendly, we kept in touch via whatsapp (good G3 signal over most of Sicily that we explored). Recommended apartment fro a couple, quite a romantic place to stay, traditional effects and ornaments in the apartment. Thanks Gianfranco for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
catania - Fontanarossa
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Cleaning Fee £26.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.