Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Prestigious location with a fabulous panoramic view overlooking Isola Bella. The bay, 5 mins on foot, offers boat excursions, scuba diving, free beaches, private lidos and excellent open air restaurants. To reach the town you can either walk up the steps, 25 mins, or you can take the cable car just around the corner, or drive. Mini-markets, newsagent, car and scooter-hire, bars and restaurants are all in the immediate vicinity (some may be closed in winter). A private parking space is available and the apartment is comfortable (king size bed) and quiet, yet within easy reach of the excitement of Taormina's many shops, exhibitions, concerts, bars and restaurants, as well as the clear, blue Ionian Sea. Free Wifi cafe directly under the apartment.
Easyjet offer direct flights from Manchester and Gatwick to Catania airport, which is 50 min drive away.
BA offer summer direct flights from London to Catania
Ryan air offer direct flights from Stansted to Comiso (just under 2 hours drive from Taormina)
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Isolabella 100 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania "Fontanarossa" 65 km, Nearest railway: Giardini-Naxos 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The sunny lounge and kitchen area has two French windows that lead on to a balcony facing the bay of Isola Bella. The kitchen is well equipped with frig/freezer, oven and microwave. The lounge has a television and DVD/CD player.
There are two furnished bedrooms; a double and a twin room. The bed settee can be made up for a 5th person.
The bathroom has a shower, bidet and washing machine.
All rooms have air-conditioning and heating. House linen and towels provided.
The Sicily region
Sicily is a unique place full of art, archaeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. In addition, it is home to Heavenly beaches, majestic mountains and Europe's greatest natural wonder, Mount Etna. Each scenic region offers something different plus … the food, wines and shops are wonderful!
Some of the most popular places to visit outside Taormina, are: Syracuse, Agrigento, Aeolian Islands, Nebrodi Mountains, Mount Etna, The Baroque South East (Noto, Modica, Ragusa), Piazza Armerina (The Roman Villa Casale), and Caltagirone (ceramics). We also suggest Catania’s fish market and Via Etnea, where you can find the Cathedral, many shops and an attractive Public Garden "Villa Bellini".
For general sightseeing, we recommend the periods October through December and March through June. For skiing on Mount Etna, late January and early February are best. If you're a dedicated vacationer who can't get enough sunshine and beaches, we suggest June through September. Winter is a good time to come to Sicily if the focus of your visit is history and culture.
This hillside town overlooking the Ionian coast is Sicily's most famous resort, full of restaurants and shops, with wonderful nearby beaches. The Taormina Film Festival is held every year in July.
Its historical side is ubiquitous. The Greek amphitheatre, with its famous panoramic view of Mount Etna and the coast, holds concerts, operas and plays, medieval walls enclose the town's stone streets.
A visit to Etna (40km) and surroundings is a day-long excursion, Alcantara Gorge (20km) is also appealing to nature lovers. Visit the village of Savoca (14km), so small, so typical, so "not for tourists", where the Godfather film was filmed. While there, visit the “The Savoca Mummies” preserved in an 18th century subterranean chamber. See Naxos archaeological site (6km), the earliest Greek colony in Sicily, or just enjoy wandering around the narrow streets of Taormina enjoying the colourful balconies, interesting shops, outdoor cafes and delicious ice-cream. The public garden is also fascinating and not to be missed, here you can find a play area for small children.
Taormina has two main beaches “Isola Bella” and “Mazzarò” which offer scuba diving, boat excursions, private lidos and public areas. Boats are available for hire from nearby Giardini port (4km).
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28 Sep 2013
"Nice centrally located apartment"
The apartment is comfortable and close to the sea and the cable-car to Taormina.Jane is a very nice attentive host.… More
9 Sep 2013
"Wonderful stay with a great view"
A great location within Taormina. The view from the balcony is one of the most stunning in town. The steps leading up to the town centre are steep and hard work in the scorching sun but completely wor… More
15 Jul 2013
"Perfect bolthole to explore Taormina and surrounds..."
This apartment exceeded our expectations. We wanted to live for a week like locals and this beautiful and functional two bedroomed apartment allowed us to do just that. The view from the lounge is exquisite of the Isola Bella itself and the hum of voices and traffic from the street is part of the Sicilian charm. The bedrooms are comfy and cool, the kitchen has everything you need and the balconies enable you to watch the world go by and the sun go down as if you lived there.... It was lovely, but I will most remember how accommodating, flexible and friendly Jane, the owner, was and thank her for all her assistance whilst we were out there. If you pick this apartment, you will have made a very good choice and are sure to have a memorable holiday.
Thank you very much for this excellent review about the apartment and the very kind words. I try to enable guests feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. So glad you enjoyed your holiday.
19 Jun 2013
"Well appointed appartment with stunning views"
We (four adults) stayed in the apartment Isola Bella in early June for a week. The apartment is very comfortable with all the amenities in the description. It has a stunning view of the island Isola … More
Thank you for the excellent review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
23 Feb 2013
"Excellent apartment and location"
We stayed in Jane's apartment for a week in February 2013. The apartment is spotless and very nicely decorated with taste and with all necessary for living comfortably. The view from the flat is … More
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Taormina and that you found the apartment comfortable. I try to help my guests as much as I can with any queries or problems in order to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Many thanks for the excellent review.
25 Nov 2012
"Stay here - sea view with 5 star living"
Great and good sized apartment with everything you need - kitchen utensils, bathroom, TV and radio etc. Fantastic seafront view with good sized balcony. Excellent location to tour NE Sicily, Etna etc with Taormina a cable car away or a 15 minute uphill walk for exercise. We stayed in November and so a lot of restaurants, bars etc were closed but absolutely ideal for a quiet and relaxed stay. But whatever time of year the apartment and the view were 5 star. Do not hesitate to stay here!
7 Nov 2012
"What a View!"
A beautiful spacious apartment overlooking the bay at Isola Bella. It has 2 roomy bedrooms with ceiling fans. The kitchen and living areas have 2 balconies overlooking the street and bay. The owner meets and greets you on your arrival and she is so helpful and nice. The cable car is short walk away and takes you up to the centre of Taormina. Parking is available in a free secure car park just down the road. There are restaurants and bars across the street. If I had to find a negative point it would be the steps up to the entrance are unsuitable for unfit people.
31 Oct 2012
"Perfectly suitable apartment"
Take a thick towel for the pebbly beach, arts & crafts in the local area were surprisingly good. A steep but rewarding climb awaits the more adventurous!
9 Apr 2012
"Comfortable and attractive apartment with beautiful view of Isola Bella and in the fantastic location of Taormina."
We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing holiday staying here. The apartment was clean, attractive and very comfortable with everything needed. The view was a delight. The town up the hill was fantastic. We enjoyed many evenings walking around taking in the atmosphere and watching the glamourous people One evening there was an outdoor classical concert laid on. The beach down the hill was lovely. We had a great day out on a boat excursion to some islands, which we booked from the town - we were picked up from outside the apartment. Plus, we hired a car so we could get about more.
1 Mar 2012
"Magical Island! Your very own Mama Mia"
We stayed in Isla Bella Apartments on our honeymoon after our most fantastic wedding in Taormina.
We obviously think Taormina is the most beautiful place we have been as we decided to have our very special day there.
Our wedding guest simply were stunned at the sheer beauty of the town. The food, weather and the people are also amazing!
Isola Bella Apartments have beautiful views over the famous Island, which has a house built into the rocks very discretely and is almost impossible to see. There are tour guides available to look round Isola Bella as it has a very colourful past worth a visit!
The beech is 2 mins down the steps across from the apartment with a fantastic restaurant Pizzacella- we had our wedding reception there.
You can have a boat trip to look around the caves or even try scuba diving and its right on your door step. Make sure you take some good footwear to protect your feet as it is pebbled beech however lots of sun lounges available (very comfy) There also is a choice of beeches another 5 -10 mins away if you fancy different views and restaurants.
There is a little local shop a few doors away where you can top up your fridge however if you want to do a bigger shop its cheaper jumping in cable car and going to larger supermarket up in the town (only 15 -20 mins walking using cable car)
The apartment is only 5 mins walk from the cable car or there is a beautiful walk up to the central Taormina. The steps are right outside the apartment door but do as the Sicilians do GO slow specially if very hot as many steps to the top but healthier option if you want to work off the Gelato!
The Apartment is fantastic! Very spacious, well equipped with a lovely homely Sicilian feel. Well suited for families or couples. You cannot beat waking up in the morning to those views! A must is having a fresh coffee in a morning on the balcony whilst the sun shines down or enjoying a glass of wine and book while the sun sets
Things you must do....... Food Food Food Gelato (ice cream a must and the sea food) The amphitheatre, Castle Mola and the Willy bar, mount Etna and the many shops and restaurants and of course outdoor sports!
We enjoyed it so much we are going back this year!
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