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The Villa Manager, Alessandro, greeted us upon arrival in Taormina and arranged to have someone carry our luggage into the apartment. He sat down with us and explained in detail everything we needed to know in perfect English. He went over our restaurant options and made reservations for us - Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro and Gourmet 32 were our favorites. The apartment is more beautiful than the photos. It’s spotlessly clean and spacious with modern bathrooms, kitchen facilities and an unbelievably beautiful terrace. Perfectly located in the center of town made it so convenient to stop back “home” during the day and relax on the terrace without feeling like you should be doing anything else but appreciating the amazing view. In the evening we enjoyed the hot tub, which was a great way to unwind. Alessandro was beyond accommodating during our stay. He made certain we had enough coffee, milk, the kitchen and bathrooms were well appointed for our wonderful 4 day vacation. Alessandro and Maurizo arranged for a private chef one evening, Marco and Orazio, who made us a fabulous meal and helped us celebrate our friend’s 65th birthday. Another highlight among so many! Upon checkout Alessandro was there for us and arranged for our luggage to be carried downstairs to our van. We really can’t compliment and thank him enough. Please feel free to contact me through Home Away if you need to verify any information or have any questions.
We enjoyed having a villa large enough for us to enjoy our trip together. The dinner prepared for us by the personal chef was excellent! She even gave us cooking tips! The view is lovely. Lots of room outside and furniture for lounging.I was very thankful that the owner met us down below because GPS and the directions were somewhat confusing. The rooms were spacious by Sicilian standards.
The view and space to gather with friends was great.
The driveway was hard to navigate. We would have liked to walk down and up more often, but it was a fairly long way up - which is par for the course in Taormina.
Taormina is beautiful and offers lots of nice dining spots. The city also offers some very interesting places, like the Greek Theatre.
Nearby Events or Locales:
You could walk to the Funivia, and the take it up to Taormina. With our knee issues, it was a bit far. There were restaurants down in Mazzarò. We dined in a few, but that and the beaches were all that surrounded the villa.
Tips or Restaurants:
Make sure you bring water shoes. The beaches are very rocky. Also, the pool is smaller than it looks, don't plan on going swimming. Lots of good restaurants.
Check In Out:
One again, the owner was great meeting us to check-in and accommodating our check out time.