Tucked away on a natural terrace between rocks and water in Sicily’s east coast, the historic town of Taormina is gaining international prestige as one of the most popular destination in Italy, because of its mild climate, especially in winter, and successful combination of location, modern tourism amenities with an ancient glorious past. The Greek theatre is just one of the many Greek, Roman and Mediaeval monuments and ruins in the area, including temples, the remains of a gymnasium and a swimming baths with two naves and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. Today, the town devotes itself to visitors all year round.
Taormina’s main pedestrian street, the famous “Corso Umberto” with many quaint side lanes offers shopping delights for Sicilian curios, luxury shoes and clothes and antiques. The “funivia”, our cable car takes you quickly down to Mazzarò and the world famous Isola Bella bay to relax in one of the many beach resorts where to practice water sports or just sunbathing until late October. Take a day or two to explore Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna. The more energetic can walk close to the main crater up heavily cultivated fertile slopes; those who prefer a more leisurely approach can use the roads encircling the mountain. We can provide maps, private guided tours or off-road excursions.
In the early evening, there can be few moments to match sitting with a glass of Sicilian wine as the sun sets over Taormina's spectacular panorama. And, if you are lucky, Etna may erupt and add a fireworks display to your experience. All this can be found at a stone’s throw away from your luxury residence.