Even though this was our second visit, we had some difficulties finding the place, but in the end we did find the paradise. There was a very well kept garden full of flowers and Mediterranean plants. Also, we found the beautiful swimming pool right in the middle of the lemon grove, giving a sense of great peace and tranquility. The view of the Etna from the pool was fantastic.
Our house, Polyphemus, was spotless, and all we needed extra was a microwave which was duly brought to us. Monica, our house manager, we found to be very kind and efficient, and she was full of advice on restaurants and beaches in the area, as well as information on supermarkets, shopping and pharmacies. The house is simple but very cosy and inviting, with a lot of attention paid to even the smallest details. The rooms were airy and well lit, with good air conditioning. There was a lovely pergola outside the house, perfect for dining all together in the evening.
The beach was easily accessible, and Taormina was barely 15 minutes driving away. Other great attractions included the gorges of Alcantara and little towns at the foot of the Etna (best among them for us was Castiglione). We had a lovely stay, and we would love to come back again next year (Monica has promised us that we will find a freezer as well as our fridge next time).
- Also Known As:
- Le Case Del Principe Taormina, Sicily