I spent a lovely week in Taormina at the end of April. Ezio picked me up from the railway station and showed me round his spacious apartment - a big bright bedroom, comfortable lounge, bathroom with shower and washing machine and my favourite place, the lovely sunny kitchen leading onto the large terrace with its amazing views of Etna. It was a great place to watch people coming and going through the Porta Catania and to enjoy the crazy chaos of the local traffic! The location is ideal with a big supermarket 50m away and a taxi rank even closer plus a local bus stop.
It may not be the place for you if you are looking for total peace and tranquility (restaurant opposite likes it's jazz music!) but I loved the hustle and bustle down below - Taormina is a very lively and busy town as well as being absolutely gorgeous! Don't hesitate to visit and book Ezio's apartment. Recommended!