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.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 11, 2018
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Taormina From the Top - A Great Vista with Comfortable Living
Our stay at Francesco's Taormina apartment was a highlight of our visit to Italy. This cosy, clean and spacious bed-sitter apartment for two gave us stunning views from its large balcony over the azure blue Mediterranean Sea below with its plentiful cruisers and yachts as well a great view of Mt Etna, seemingly almost next door. In July the air conditioning was a bonus and ensured the comfort of our stay during the Summer season. In summary, the apartment had all the amenities needed for an enjoyable visit to Taormina - a large bathroom with good shower - good kitchen with adequate fridge, stove and dining table - comfortable bed - TV - and if needed, free Wi-Fi plus books. Another great asset is the owner, Francesco. He kindly picked us up with our luggage from the Taormina bus terminal and transported us to the apartment via the super market in order to stock up for our stay. He was readily available to us at all times. Like most Taormina properties, the apartment is located well uphill from the sea. This however is Taormina but the views and the character of the surrounds are the reward. If the walk down the hill is fine but back up is daunting, taxis are plentiful and not expensive. Francesco will give you the contacts. There are many very good and reasonably priced restaurants to be found in Taormina and its surrounds. Once again, Francesco will guide you. We thoroughly enjoyed our Taormina stay in Francesco's apartment and have no hesitation in recommending it to a couple seeking a cosy location for a comfortable private holiday with value all round.
Beautiful views, great apartment
The apartment was everything we wanted. Beautiful views well equipped, short walk into Taormina,bit of a climb up steps on return but worth it.Francesco Very helpful,also safe parking behind gates.would highly recommend
Wonderful terrace and views
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.
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!
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.
Quirky, homely, Sicilian ,welcoming and stunning.
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.