Single sofa bed/Extra single bed: 1
Bathroom with shower: 3
Terrace or patio
VILLETTE TAORMINA - TAORMINAThe charming Villette Taormina apartment (120sqm) is part of a Resort consisting of about 20 apartments, ideal for guests looking for a unique holiday in one of the most enchanting spots of Sicily. The resort is located in the spectacular natural scenery of Mazzarò Bay overlooking the Island Isola Bella, one of the UNESCO World Heritage site. It is walking distance to the cable car (800m) that allows guests to reach Taormina centre in just a few minutes (approximately 5 minutes car ride).You will access the accommodation from the private parking area via a lift going down to each floor. The lift opens onto covered corridors with doors to the individual apartments including Villette Taormina. The lift takes also to the magnificent infinity swimming pool (open mid May - mid October) and to sea level below, where there is a private solarium reserved for all the apartments in the resort and equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas.THE APARTMENTFrom the external corridor on the ground floor, you will access a large and beautifully furnished living room, with dining table for 6, LCD 32" TV with Satelite , and doors to a spacious furnished terrace with full sea view. There is a kitchen with cooker, oven, kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.On the other side of the external corridor, you will find a second door located opposite the main entrance that leads to a double bedroom with bathroom with shower.On the first floor there are a spacious double bedroom with sea view, a smaller twin bedroom suitable for children and one bathroom with shower. From this floor, few outdoor covered steps lead to a further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Additional bed on request.Facilities: air conditioning units in the bedrooms for cold and hot, washing machine, dishwasher, iron, LCD 32" satelite TV, DVD and blu-ray, stereo, hairdryer, private parking space, shared swimming pool, Wi-Fi Internet.Please note: an extra bed for a child is available on request.Sleeps 8 - Code SI277Distances:Taormina 3km, Catania 45kmBeach, restaurants and shops: 400mLift to Taormina centre: 800mNearest beach: Isola Bella (400m, shingle), Mazzaro' Bay (900m, shingle beach), Letojanni (sandy, about 5 minute car ride)
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Note: the availability of extrabeds is subject to approval.*
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As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea. Taormina really seems to be born as a touristic resort since past times, when ancient people like the Sicels, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards chose it as their residential site thank to its favourable position, mild climate and magic atmosphere.
Distances to airports are an approximate indication of distances to the area and not to the property described here.
To have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is not having seen Italy at all - for Sicily is the key to everything. - Goethe
This is where Europe finally ends. Beyond is Africa and on Asia. - D H Lawrence
A holiday in Sicily will take you on the most extraordinary journey through time and space. A journey amongst different scents, colours, sounds and flavours. Through 3,000 years of history and civilizations.
Over many centuries the Sicilian island - thanks to its geographical position - has been a very important destination and a natural harbour for the ancient navigations of the merchants in the Mediterranean.
Land full of myths and legends, a central region between the East and the West and main colony of the “Magna Grecia”, fortress of empires and reigns, Sicily guards an amazing treasure of history, culture, art, traditions and folklore. This is why Sicily - ancient land of conquer- still today conquers and charms all visitors.
Sicily is a fascinating mix of different peoples that have come to it over the centuries - Ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs, Byzantine, Spanish and French. All of this is reflected in the island%27s customs, history, food and architecture. The centuries of different dominations have left artistic and cultural marks, and today a holiday to Sicily lets you travel through thousands of years of history. From the Greek temples and Roman-Greek theatres (the majestic temples of Segesta and Selinunte, the mythic valley of the temples of Agrigento, the theatres of Siracusa, Segesta, Taormina, Tindar, the millenary ruins of Hymera, Naxos, Mozia, Camarina) to the ancient villas and Roman thermal baths (Piazza Armerina, Patti, Noto); from the linear geometries of the Arabian buildings to the stylised architectures of the Norman cathedrals (Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù); from the blue and the gold of the Byzantine mosaics to the pomp of the lines of the Hispanic baroque (Noto, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa, Siracusa, Palermo, Catania); from the necropolis of the Bronze Age (Pantalica, Ispica, Cassibile) to the villas and urban mansions in Liberty style. And the list could go on. When it comes to luxury accommodation in Sicily, you are spoilt for choice with Italian Breaks. We have self catering apartments, luxury beach villas with pools, as well as a great selection of cottages and farmhouses for a truly unique Italian experience.
Palermo - the capital of Sicily – is a wonderful city facing the Tyrrhenian Sea in the north-west side of the island. A place rich in history, culture, traditions, art, architecture and folklore. Walking through the downtown streets you will admire Arab palaces, Norman churches, gold Byzantine mosaics, gorgeous Baroque lines, splendid works of neoclassic style and urban palaces in Art Nouveau.
Tradition, culture and folklore live on in the suggestive alleys of the historical centre with the traditional markets of Ballarò, Capo, Vucciria and Borgo Vecchio and with the world-famous marionettes of the "Opra dei Pupi". And then, the famous gastronomic specialities blending different cultures, with the triumph of the fish and of the confectioner’s.
Staying at our Villas located in the north-west of Sicily, you will have the chance to visit Palermo as well as many other towns and villages in the surrounding areas.
In the Gulf of Castellammare along the northern coast of Sicily west of Palermo, you will find very interesting localities like Castellammare del Golfo, Scopello, San Vito lo Capo, Erice, Trapani, Segesta.
This part of the island offers: natural attractions like the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro (Natural Reserve), an authentic natural paradise surprisingly still surviving in the integrity of its extraordinary and primitive beauty; a splendid coastline with little creeks, rough rocks and sandy beaches with crystalline waters; typical restaurants where you can taste the local gastronomic specialities and excellent fish dishes, and historical sites like the majestic temple and amphitheatre of Segesta.
CEFALÙ Cefalù is a world wide known tourist resort on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily, 60km eastern of Palermo. The ancient Sicilian village was founded in the IV century B.C. and in the centuries became - respectively - a Roman, Byzantine and Arab town knowing its highest splendour under the Norman rule. Cefalu’ lies at the bottom of a promontory, a giant rock in the shape of a head, which stands against a blue-green sea. The town is cut into two sections: one with twisting stepped lanes, ending at the rock wall, the other with straight roads running down to the beach. In the centre of the town lie the large, solemn Norman Cathedral and some small palazzos overlooking the main square, such as the seminary, the bishop’s palace and the Palazzo Maria, probably a royal residence. In the historical centre you will find many churches and small Baroque and Renaissance mansions. As tiring as it may be, to climb the mountain of Cefalu’ is a must. From the top it is possible to enjoy the stunning panorama over the town and its roofs.
Patti is an ancient Sicilian town founded in 1094 on the northeast coast of the island. The town boasts long sandy beaches and crystal clear water, together with some imposing architectural buildings. It is a lively resort in the summer months, while quieter during other periods. Not to be missed are the cultural festivals held during July and August in the Greek theatre of Tindar, featuring music, poetry and ballet. In addition, in high season a daily ferry provides an opportunity to visit the Eolian islands.
If you would like to stay in the town centre, we suggest Casa Bellini, a first floor apartment located a few metres from the beach of Marina di Patti. Thanks to its central location, shops and restaurants can be reached in a few minutes walk as well as the sandy beach, which is just across the road. Otherwise, Borgo Cavallo is ideal for families and all those looking for a peaceful holiday, as these apartments with shared pool are in the tranquil Sicilian countryside, approximately 8km from the sandy beaches of Patti.
A small fishing village located under the Tindari Mountain, only 4 Km from Patti marina, Mongiove is characterised by long sandy beaches with Mediterranean vegetation. Generally quieter than Patti, it is an ideal resort for a relaxing holiday.
15km from Syracuse, on the eastern coast of Sicily dotted with rocky cliffs and white sandy beaches, lies Fontane Bianche, the ideal seaside resort for a relaxing holiday.
If you are looking for a villa along this beautiful coastline we have lovely properties like Villa Clelia or Villa Lia.
SYRACUSE Syracuse was the capital of the Magna Grecia and you can enjoy visiting an extensive archaelogical site includig one of the largest Greek theatres, where in May and June they still perform plays from Aeschylus to Aristophanes; another sight not be missed are the San Giovanni Catacombs, second in size only to the Rome ones. The heart of the town is the magnificent Cathedral Square, a large pedestrian area surrounded by beautiful buildings. The sight of the lit up square enjoyed while having a meal in one of the open air restaurants will be an unforgettable magical memory. The city centre is on the baroque island of Ortigia, crowned by the 17th century cathedral built over the remains of the Greek temple of Athena. Ortigia is a small island linked by two bridges to the main town and is now one of Unesco protected World Heritages centres. Its labyrinth of little alleyways dotted with ancient Greek ruins, Baroque fountains, open air restaurants and cafes will not fail to entertain you. Syracuse is by the sea, with a lively promenade running alongside the length of the marina, where visitors can admire the many varied boats. Sandy beaches are nearby. The town has excellent connections to all the island and it is around 35 miles from the international airport of Catania. In Ortigia, the heart of Syracuse historical centre, minutes walk from the main square and the promenade by the sea, we offer Casa Santo, a comfortable two-bedroomed apartment with terraces.
Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe with its astonishing lapilli and routes of fire, and its lava flowing down its slope taking your breath away: a supreme and exciting sight. Etna can be reached easily from our villas and apartments on the east coast of Sicily. Excursions are available all year round.
TAORMINA Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, often capped with snow, offering to visitors a breathtaking and dramatic view. In Taormina tourists can enjoy the best Italian shopping stores as well as a wide choice of unusual charming shops to purchase typical Sicilian products such as the renowned hand made ceramics or the elegant antique shops, the delicatessen stores with plenty of local wines and other gourmet items or those selling fine leather, wrought iron and wooden products. The streets of Taormina offer also an abundance of bars and restaurants. The "pedestrian only" area and its main square, adorned by Oleander trees, are like an open air "salotto" where you can spend hours leisurely sipping a Martini, listening to a café concerto or just watching the world go by. The town also hosts numerous cultural events, some of which take place in the Greek theatre. Visit the Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the Baroque fountain, the Clock Tower, the Gymnasium, the public gardens, the ancient theatre, the many ‘palazzos’ and churches and the Arabian necropolis. In Taormina we offer apartments with shared pool like Taormina Residence and Villette Taormina.
Great apartment with fabulous view and lovely pool. Marco the key-holder was charming and very helpful indeed, even providing us with a Sicilian breakfast when we left.
amazing apartment. shadey balcony with beautiful views. pool and steps down to private beach very close
Villette Taormina was just perfect for our group consisting of myself and my partner with my daughter, his daughter and their two boyfriends all in their twenties. We all had a good sized bedroom with our own en suites and there was plenty of space between us. We had our own space to retreat to and we weren't on top of each other or fighting for the bathroom. We had an extra bedroom with twin beds in that we didn't need.The kitchen was very very small and could only fit a maximum of 2 people in at one time but it didn't cause any problems - the upside was that there was more than enough kitchen equipment and crockery and the dishwasher was a bonus. We ate breakfast and some lunches at the villa but ate out the rest of the time.The villa had a private swimming area on the rocks below (use lots of steps or risk the scary lift :) ) I personally loved this little haven and we had our own little cave which we learnt was actually called the Tunnel of Love - as mentioned and pointed out on a short boat trip to the Blue Caves!! There was a swimming pool we used a few times with a fab infinity pool looking right over to Isola Bella!The location of the villa was just about OK for us - we are all fit and well and don't mind walking. We had no car so did the risky walk on the road down to catch the cable car to go up to Taormina. This cost 12 Euros a couple for a round trip. The walk was a good 15 mins. Eventually we ended up ringing a taxi to go in to town which cost 40 Euros for us all, return. I would have liked to have figured the buses out as they seemed to frequently run back and forth but we were on holiday and too lazy :)We didn't even get to a supermarket and just used the local shops down the road for our breakfast essentials and bits and bobs. All the shopkeepers were really friendly and always threw in something extra for us.Just a few words now about Marco who we had to ring when we landed at the airport and spoke with our taxi driver regarding our journey - he met us at the Villa and gave us so much information about the villa and the area and restaurants etc - he was brilliant (and he had some very welcome drinks for us in the fridge too!!) Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and he also gave us contact details of people nearby who we could see if we had any problems. He also met us on the morning of our departure to hand over keys etc and he presented us with a tray of absolutely gorgeous Sicilian pastries - how lovely.Just one last thing to add.... there is no Wi-Fi so the 'kids' were a little bit disappointed that we couldn't use spotify but there is a CD player and a good TV.
Our family had a absolutely wonderful stay at villette taormina and our host was great.He gave us all the information and help we needed and was very caring and gave us a varm welcome and goodbye. The apartment is all you see in the picture and more. We loved this place and highly recommend it.
" Hi, just to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Taormina. The location of the apartment and the facilities were excellent. I must mention Marco. He made our stay so much easier. He went out of his way to make our arrival and stay as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Could you please pass on our appreciation of the help he gave us to him."
"James, Villette Taormina, August 2013"
" The Villette Taormina was lovely, the owner very friendly and welcoming. All the little extras were really appreciated and made the first evening stress free. The view was fantastic, we enjoyed diving from the rocks and had good snorkelling down at the beach. We had loads of fun in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Many thanks!"
"Julie, Villette Taormina, July 2013"
"Catrin, Villette Taormina, April 2014"
"Our stay was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the apartment was beautiful and the areas breathtaking. Marco, the landlord, was extremely accommodating and helpful. The apartment had everything we needed, stunning views, comfortable accommodation and Marco’s welcome pack was very generous.
Taormina is beautiful and ice-creams at the Teatro Grecko; pizzas in many restaurants and almond wine overlooking the sea are all to be savoured.
"Matthew, April 2015"
"‘Villette Taormina was delightful. The owner met us exactly as pre-arranged on arrival and departure and couldn’t have been more helpful and informative. For the drive from Catania International airport using the motorway (about 45-55 mins) it costs €1.70, but worth taking some change as not all the Taormina exit (just after a tunnel) toll booths are manned. On joining the motorway press the big red button on the machine as you drive through the access booths to get your ticket. A satnav is a bonus.
The property is set on a cliff and is east facing, perfect for watching the sunrise, and cooler in the afternoons. Stunning views from the patio. It is part of a complex benefitting from a barrier-controlled (self operated/auto closing) car park with a wide, private parking space. It was spacious, comfortable, well equipped with welcome air conditioning in all bedrooms, and a washing machine/dishwasher. The area felt safe, was quiet, relaxing and had private access to the sea (via a lift and some steps), and it’s own sea water swimming pool at complex level. There was no wi-fi but it is available locally. The nearest supermarket is a drive south along the coast to the next town - Giardini Naxos.
In the immediate local area (care must be taken as there is not much pavement) is access to the public beach (stones) via about 120 steps. Rental of beach loungers and shades is about €20 a day. A cable car near to that provides access up to Taormina – €6 round trip. The historic town had a lovely atmosphere both during the day and at night.
On the way to the cable car on the left opposite the steps to the beach is a small café called Ai Paladini Loungebar which serves food, drinks, ice cream and has free wi-fi as did most places. The staff were charming and couldn’t do enough for us.
If you have a car (and the nerve) a must is to drive up to the town of Castelmola on the rocky outcrop high above Taormina. Park in the first car park on the left for €1 an hour and walk the short distance up into town. Spectacular views, and Bocciola was a very nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff.
Not too far away, is Refugio Sapienza (car park €6.50 all day, 3.50 half) on Mount Etna which makes for a fascinating visit to an active volcano – take warm clothes if going higher up!"
"Caroline, September 2015"
"We had a wonderful stay at Villette Taormina. A big thank you for great and friendly service from Marco! Perfect location for a family holiday. We appreciated so much to have our “own” private beach the 200 steps down from the apartment and access to the lovely pool with a view when we wanted to. We choosed only to walk to the nearby beach and take the bus to Naxos to go swimming a few times. Great with walking distance to Taorminas cable car and even better the bus offer close by. Recommend also the short taxi drive up to Castelmola for great view and atmosphere. Enjoyed the morning and evenings on the veranda – especially the great red moon evening views!"
"Lene, June 2015"
"Location , Location, Location......our apartment in Taormina was super.
With iconic views of Isola Bella and the sunrise over the bay the location was
idyllic. Marco our delightful host was superbly helpful and offered us a
tremendous, genuine welcome and kindness.The apartment was terrific. Clean,
functional with all facilities and a wonderful terrace. The rooms were all
clean and practical. The option of 'private beach', pool and our own terrace
made for an easy flexible day. A bus or gondola up to ancient town of Taormina
was a delight. Excellent!!"
"Christopher, August 2015"
"We had a fantastic stay at Villette Taormina. The views were stunning! The apartment was brilliant with everything we needed. The weather was perfect for the time of year (Oct/Nov). Marco was so friendly and helpful with suggestions of things we can do during our stay. Thank you so much!!"
"Rebecca, October 2015"
"This was the perfect base for a amazing family holiday. For all of us, the best part was the amazing private rock area where you could dive into the warm crystal waters of the Mediterranean, with great snorkelling too. Taormina town itself was a great place to go in the evenings with a huge choice of restaurants and very child friendly. After driving up, taking the cable car and taking the bus, we decided the bus was the easiest and cheapest way up. I also can not praise Marco enough. He met us on arrival and gave us great advice on where to eat, some suggestions for local Sicilian foods and also some information about surrounding villages to visit. When we had trouble working the air conditioning, ( our fault) Marco and his kind friend Mrs Antonella helped us within minutes. On our departure, Marco also brought us some delicious Sicilian breakfast which was a lovely added touch. We would definitely stay here again."
"Karnie, July 2016"