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Panoramic Apartment in Taormina close to the Ancient Greek theatre

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 sleeps, terrace with views, well furnished, great location

The apartment has a modern furnishing an is only a few steps away from the ancient Greek theatre and from the cable car which ferries tourists to and from the seaside resorts down along the coast (such as the famous Isola Bella). The apartment is in the centre of Taormina, but offers the tranquility and the views of a house at the sea. The apartment is located in a typical Italian 'palazzo', that has been subdivided in a couple of apartments.

The apartment is on the 1st floor (without elevator) and is divided in two levels. The first level consists of a bathroom, a modern kitchen with a dining table and seven chairs, a corner with 2 single sofa beds (both high quality), and windows with views on Taormina. The upper level consists of a bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom, and a bedroom with a single bed. From this level there is access to the terrace with a set of table and chairs and a view on the Ionian coast and some palm trees.

Taormina: Taormina has been a very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. It has popular beaches on the Ionian sea, which is remarkably warm and has a high salt content. Beautifully restored medieval buildings, breathtaking views around every corner and a giddy network of winding streets strewn with shops, bars and restaurants make for a perfect holiday spot. Just south of Taormina is the Isola Bella, a nature reserve and a beautiful bay. Tours of the Capo Sant' Andrea grottos are also available. Taormina is built on an extremely hilly coast, and is approximately a forty-five minute drive away from Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna. Many manifestations and events are organized during the summer in Taormina. The exceptional frame for pop and classical concerts, opera and important performances is the Ancient Theatre. Taormina is served by its very own cable car which ferries tourists to and from the seaside resorts down along the coast.

Exploring Mount Etna: Taormina is also an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Piedimonte Etneo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia and Randazzo are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco

We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best.

Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental.

Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.

Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco purchased this apartment in 2007

Amenities

Taormina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single sofa bed (high quality)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • The first level consists of a bathroom, a modern kitchen with a dining table and seven chairs, a corner with 2 single sofa beds (both high quality), and windows with views on Taormina. The upper level consists of a bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom, and a bedroom with a single bed. From this level there is access to the terrace with a set of table and chairs and a view on the Ionian coast and some palm trees. From this level there is access to the terrace with with a set of table and chairs and a view on the Ionian Sea and the palm trees of the neighbour.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your can park your car at the parking place 'Lumbi' just outside the historical centre of Taormina. From here your can take a free bus that will stop almost in front the apartment. A weekly subscription is about 50 euro.

Reviews

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Panoramic Apartment in Taormina close to the Ancient Greek theatre
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4

Very Nice Flat in the mid of Taormina...

  • 4 of 5

It is a very nice Flat in the mid of the Town of Taormina. It is one of the highest Houses in the lower Part near the antic theatre. The service of the customer was very good... especialy becaus our flight was delayd by 5 houres and i had to call an tell him that we will arrive late in te evening araound 10 pm. It was no Problem...

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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property was very clean and comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Arrived late in the evening.Would have appreciated milk in fridge,Overall enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Unfulfilled Potential

  • 3 of 5

The property was attractive but was suffering from neglect. It was advertised as 'air-conditioned' and this was not true. The double bedroom upstairs was air-conditioned, but the second bedroom was not and downstairs had no air-conditioning which was uncomfortable. The roof terrace was nice but there was a broken chair left there and the clothes dryer was full of rust. There is no wifi, which in this day and age is disappointing.The views from the apartment are stunning and with a little care and attention, this apartment could merit 5 stars. As it is, and for the significant weekly rate, it was a disappointment in many respects and I would not choose it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If we were told that the chair was broken, we would have brought a new one right away. The guest should have known that this house has no internet. Because no internet is mentioned in the advert. There is airco in the main bedroom because this room is below the roof. The living has many windows and stays fresh. Joris Doesburg
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5

Très beau appartement proche du centre de Taormina

  • 5 of 5

Très beau appartement proche du centre de Taormina avec une terrasse superbe , très calme comme en campagne et proche de tout.

Une très belle vue sur la baie de Giardini Naxos , très romantique pour les couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD, USA
5

great Taormina apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as it looks in the photos -- well-appointed apartment with a terrace, fabulous views, and three separate sleeping areas -- and the owners were gracious enough to accommodate a last-minute change in plans when our arrival was delayed due to weather.

The location can't be beat: just off Corso Umberto, near the tourist office and Porto Messina, with gorgeous views from the windows and terrace. But be forewarned: getting to the apartment requires climbing a generous number of stairs, whichever way you approach it. This is not a location for the elderly or those who do not enjoy climbing (lots of) stairs.

There's a well-stocked grocery store at the far end of Corso Umberto, past Porto Catania, and a number of smaller groceries within two or three blocks of the apartment. We took a day trip to Agrigento and Enna with a car and driver from Sicily Life, which we would recommend, and would also recommend the ristorante near the apartment, La Botte, and the gelateria on Corso Umberto most of the way to Porto Catania (on the right).

The major drawback of this apartment is the lack of internet access. In this day and age, visitors want and need access to the internet. Not only is there no internet in the apartment, there is only one internet cafe in Taormina (near the other end of the Corso Umberto). However, we found that we could sit outside and "borrow" the wifi signal from the virtual casino on Via Iallia Bassia, about three blocks away.

Taormina is a lovely town in a delightful location, and this apartment makes a stay in Taormina both enjoyable and feasible. Buon viaggio!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cork, Ireland
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Superb location which could not have been better, 3 minutes from main street and 5 minutes from cable car.

Immaculately clean.

Well laid out and stock more than sufficiently with hairdryer, iron, coffee maker, washing machine etc.

Apartment is located in a quiet area of Taormina, i.e. not distraction from passing traffic or people.

I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone.

Wonder around the narrow streets in the evening, you are guaranteed to find a nicer resturant every evening. Check out Deja Vu bar (in piazza paladini) and Morgana bar's, or site on the patio of the apartment you may be treated to fire-works display over the harbour.

Great place. Go for if, it is fabulous.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Taormina
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Catania, ferry from Naples
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Taormina / Giardini Naxos
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Taormina
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Piano Provenzano, Linguaglossa, Etna
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Mazzarò
Car: not necessary

Taormina is a a chic and picturesque town that is also renown as 'the pearl of the Mediterranean sea'. The apartment is located in a typical Italian 'palazzo', that has been subdivided in a couple of apartments. The elegant palazzo can be reached by walking towards the Greek theatre, turning left in a ascending side street (with about 20 steps).

The houses’ location in the centre of Taormina makes it ideal for a stay at any time of the year. Taormina is blessed with sunshine all year round. Once Taormina was a climatic spa for winter holidays. Tourism during summer has developed only in the last decades.

Other Activities: Escursion to Mount Etna.

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Rates & Availability

Taormina Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$708
 
 
Rate 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
Rate 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$708
 
 
Rate 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$654
 
 
Rate 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$708
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include use of air-conditioning, central heating, final cleaning, linen, towels, and use of water, gas and electricity.
Balance in cash at the arrival.

10% DISCOUNT ON THE TOTAL RENTAL AMOUNT IF YOU STAY 14 NIGHTS OR LONGER!

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