We had a fantastic stay here and the views were just amazing. The inside could do with a little spruce up, but the outside definitely made up for it. Giuseppe was extremely helpful and friendly throughout. His tour up Mount Etna was also amazing. We had a great stay here!
Would recommend a car if staying here as it is a drive to the nearest shops and the villa is located up quite a steep hill.
That’s how we reacted when we arrived at this villa. The winding and steep drive up is everything other reviewers have said - first time is unnerving but you get used to it (and having the guided drive up the first time is such a help). But it is WORTH IT for the amazing view of the Ionian coastline, Taormina, Castelmola and of course Etna.
The villa is superbly maintained and furnished to a high standard, and we felt so comfortable and relaxed the moment we stepped inside. Our two girls (aged 9 and 6) were so excited by the pool and would have happily spent the entire week in it! We did venture out though, enjoying Taormina and Gardini Naxos - including a great private boat trip with Blue Diamond Excursions (you can book via their website).
The weather was mixed, but mostly sunny and warm enough. One clear night coincided with an eruption from Etna, which we could see with amazing clarity from the patio. An unforgettable experience.
The attention to detail, comprehensive instructions, well-stocked amenities and regular check-ins from Dan made this such an easy and stress-free vacation. Thank you!