The small town house "Palazzo Francesca" is one of the very special, rare and typical Sicilian town houses in the "heart" of Taormina old town. The position is absolutely central, and everything can be reached within a very short walk. Perfect for a holiday without car.
The town house is situated in a privileged and centrical position of the historical center of Taormina, just 1 walking minute distant from the "Corso Umberto" which is main shopping and restaurant area, the Piazza IX Aprile, the Villa Comunale and the Greek Theater.
So all sites, monuments, restaurant, bars or night life can be reached within a few steps.
Parking at charge is possible in a public car park close by (200 meters distant).
The house extends on 4 floors and provides a small roof terrace with spectacular views towards the picturesque city of Taormina , the Greek Theatre and Mount Etna.
Each room has been decorated with lots of care and love for details. The furnishing is complete and of high standard. All rooms are air conditioned.
Spending time in the living on the 4 th floor or on the small roof terrace is special experience. From here you will enjoy fantastic views over the roofs and the small streets of Taormina. The sunset above the vulcano Etna is an unforgettable experience.
The equipment and furnishing come up to high expectations on quality and taste. The equipment is a mix of modern Italian design and antique French and Sicilian furniture. The tasteful room design is underlined by a special selection of art pictures and lamps made of real Murano glass.
All the rooms are equipped with an efficient air condition system offering pleasant cool temperature in the summer and cosy warmth in winter time.
The privileged situation and the special equipment of this accommodation invites you to experience and enjoy Taormina in a unique way.
In 2015 this building had been fully renovated and modernized. The floors and stairs on the interior have been restored in the typical Sicilian red-brown marble.
Children are appreciated however please be aware that the house has stairs.
Ground floor: bedroom, double bed, with ensuite bathroom, large shower and toilet.
1st floor: romantic bedroom, double bed, French balcony, ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.
2nd floor: elegant dining room for 6 people with kitchenette.
2nd floor: separate high quality marble bathroom, bathtub, toilet, bidet, window, washing machine.
3rd floor: elegant bedroom with double bed, balcony (view on Mt Etna), ensuite bathroom with bathtub, shower, toilet, bidet, window.
4th floor: gorgeous living room with Sicilian tiles and large panoramic windows and balconies with views on Taormina old town, Madonna di Rocca and side views on Mt Etna.
The two sofas of the living room (80 cm x 230 cm) may get transformed into two comfortable single sleeping sofas
The bath rooms are designed of bright Botticino marble or hand-painted Sicilian tiles while the floors is covered with the typical dark brown "Marmo di Taormina".
We offer free WiFi, air condition, bed linen and towels.
All rooms offer a good wifi / internet network.
OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES
Housekeeping / cleaning services can be booked separatly.
Public parking at charge is possible close by (200 meters, at charge and upon daily availability). Alternatively one can leave his car in the public car park at Porta Messina / Porta Pasquale (10 minutes walk, at charge and upon daily availability).
UTILIZATION OF POOL AND BEACH
In cooperation with the Paradise Beach Club our guests have the option to stay at the Paradise Beach Club. The extra costs per day depends on the season (€ 10 - € 15 adult, € 5,00 - € 8,00 child between 3 to 10 years) and includes access to the beach, sunlounger, umbrella, usage of pool, shower, free WiFi and shuttle bus.
The Paradise beach club is one of the best lidos of Taormina, offering a complete beach service, an excellent beach front restaurant, a beach front pool area and a very special small mediterranean park area to relax and cool down during the hot noonday.
As the town house is located in the historic city center of Taormina, their shuttle bus (free of charge) gets you to the Paradise Beach Club. The bus stop is just 100 meters distant from our house . It takes approximately 15 minutes by bus to get from the city center to the Paradise Beach Club.
The pool and the beach club is opened from 1st of June to 31st of October. Please note that the usage of the beach club and pool is not included in our rental price and has to be paid directly to the Paradise Beach Club.
The area of the town house is located in the most central and antique area of Taormina. It is the real heart of Taormina and the very best area to stay. The houses of the neighborhood, the small shops and various studios of local artists cause a very special spirit.
The famos park area of Taormina "Giardini Pubblici " also called "Villa Comunale" is just around the corner and invites to relax within a very particular "green mediterranean park" with stunning views on Mount Etna and the Bay of Giardini Naxos.
During summer time various classical music concerts and jazz sessions are being held in this park and are a great enrichment for ones holidays.
In this neighborhood one doesn't feel like a tourist but as native Sicilian.
All the sights and bars, restaurants and shops are within a short walking distance.
The taxi station, the gondola to the sea and the bus station can be reached within a short walk as well.
All churches of Taormina are very close by (within short walking distance) and can be reached within a very short walk so the position of the house is perfect for weddings.