This villa is by far one of the best equipped and most attractive properties I have ever stayed in. It is located on a hillside and is spread over three levels which are accessed by outdoor stairs. The kitchen and dining room are on the top level with large sliding doors on two sides. The kitchen itself is quite small but perfectly adequate and extremely well equipped. On the next level there is a living area, three bathrooms and two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has an ensuite bathroom and is the largest bedroom, Bedroom 2 is quite small by comparison with it's own bathroom/wet room although it's not ensuite. The terrace and pool are on this level with an amazing view across the bay on one side and a view of the many properties built into the hillside on the other. Then on the next level down there are more bedrooms which form part of a separate rental but are unoccupied and at the far end a washing machine room.
The villa is built into the hillside about half way up and access is by stairs either from the top of the hill or the bottom. This is not for the faint hearted or anyone with dodgy knees! If you have any mobility problems this is not the property for you. Whilst our party are all around 60 we are pretty fit and had no difficulty with the stairs. However, there is no doubt we finished the holiday fitter than when we arrived. When you look down from the terrace you can see the bus station, not a terribly attractive sight but don't knock it, it is an absolute godsend. The buses run every 15 minutes to and from the town and they are free. We did not hire a car while we were there as there really is no where to park near the villa and virtually no parking in Taormina. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Taormina, it's a lovely place with plenty to see and do. It's a very lively and trendy town in a medieval setting, there are some lovely restaurants with excellent food and if you enjoy shopping there are lots of elegant designer shops in addition to the usual tourist souvenir outlets.
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