Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Exclusive apartment with terrace in the centre of Taormina, on the top floor of a building just a few steps away from elegant Corso Umberto. Recently renovated, the apartment is well divided and tastefully furnished and offers all modern conveniences. The living-dining room with kitchenette, two bathrooms and two comfortable bedrooms all have white wooden ceilings. The living room leads through large French windows onto a delightful, small terrace with its views over terracotta roofs to the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Giardini Naxos 4 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania 70 km, Nearest railway: Taormina 5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Sicily region
With its fascinating beauty almost everywhere, lovely coastline, picturesque villages where you can taste the excellent wine and authentic Sicilian cuisine, unspoiled nature and fashionable resorts, Sicily has everything you could possibly want for your holiday!
There are many places which are really worth visiting and spending time in: Cefalu, Taormina and Mount Etna Europe's highest and most active volcano (3,323 meters above sea level) near Catania in the north east of the island, the majestic monuments in the Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples) of Agrigento, the beautiful Trapani area and Erice.
The coasts offer a landscape of fascinating beauty almost everywhere. There are hundreds of beautiful beaches, most famous are: Cefalu, San Vito lo Capo, Scopello, Taormina, Trapani, Pachino, Pozzallo, Marina di Modica and groups of wonderful smaller islands are scattered round the coast: the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi islands, the isle of Pantelleria and the Pelagie...
The west side of the island has beautiful scenery namely the Zingaro Nature Reserve (in the Province of Trapani), and the area of Monte Cofano with its ancient caves in Scurati. Between Trapani and Marsala, in the protected area of Stagnone, is the Via del Sale (The Salt Route) with windmills for processing salt, some of which are still operating, while others are set up as historical museums. An obligatory stop-off is the island of Mozia, once a Phoenician settlement, with the Withaker Archaeological Museum.
On the eastern side of the island is the Baroque architecture, UNESCO heritage site, of Ragusa, Ibla, Noto and Modica. Of extraordinary naturalist interest is the park of Etna.
Traditional puppet theatres in the historic centres of Palermo and Catania are good entertainment for all ages.
Farms, noblemen's country residences and Baroque or Liberty-style villas are hidden among "enclosures" of ancient olive groves, middle-eastern gardens of citrus fruits, above green hills filled with vineyards which dominate these landscapes that take your breath away. Ancient lands full of great emotions and excitement if you are interested in matters of the soul. This is Sicily.
Many of these buildings are now rural tourism centres that offer an ancient asset: hospitality, a value that the Sicilian people continue to honour. Together with the flavours of a cuisine that is deep rooted in the rural-farming world of the Siceliots, the Greeks of Sicily. With a glass of wine on the table, they will tell you a thousand stories about those who created them. These are perhaps the same stories told to everyone that has preceded you in the last three thousand years.
Hospitality, relaxation, good food and a discreet invitation to come and learn about the territory. There are lots of things to do: from skiing down the slopes of Etna, swimming if you are on the coast, canoeing or sailing, if you want to feel the thrill of the wind Or diving into the sea's depths that hide the remains of ancient sunken ships and the pleasure of little discoveries.
On foot, on horseback, on bicycle, to follow the traces of their civilisation step by step. A civilisation that on this island is truly ancient.
Caponata di melanzane (an aubergine dish);
pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines);
pastries:cannoli alla siciliana and cassata siciliana.
Most famous wines
Carricante, Cataratto Bianco, Corinto. Frappato. Gaglioppo. Grecanico. Inzolia, Nero D'Avola. Primitivo. Zibibbo and Moscato di Pantelleria, Malvasia.
Taormina, with its intricate network of small winding streets and steps, is an enchanting and unforgettable town. Decorated with geraniums and bouganvilleas, it offers splendid views of the coast and Mount Etna. A visit to the magnificent Greek Theatre is not to be missed at any cost. Taormina is Sicily's best-known resort, located high on Mount Tauro over-looking two grand sweeping bays.
The coastal area around Taormina Mare is one of the most beautiful and famous in the world. It is a bay made up of several picturesque beaches and rocky inlets which offer a good range of water sports and boat trips to nearby sea caves. The local mild climate allows visitors to use the beaches almost all year round.
It's said that it was Taormina itself that first attracted tourists to Sicily - and with its natural beauty, outstanding coastal situation and quaint maze of side streets it's easy to see why. Taormina is a popular resort which has managed to maintain its traditional, elegant feel and therefore attracts both international and local visitors alike. The town is at its liveliest during August when most Italians are on holiday and from June to September Taormina stages its annual Arts and Film Festival in the ancient ruins of the nearby Greek Theatre
The Mazzaro Beach area is reached by cable car, winding steps and a pathway. Here you will find several beaches and bays that are among the most picturesque and beautiful on the island. The largest beaches consist of coarse sand and pebbles, but if this is not to your liking, there are several lidos to choose from. An excellent choice of watersports such as windsurfing, motor boats and pedalos are on offer.