We are 3 couples who were looking for a 3 BR 3 BA apartment-in Taormina and we found it in Villa Caruso. The BR on the first floor is very nice-it is "ensuite". The 2 upstairs are not, but the BAs are just across a small hallway. Perfectly acceptable. The washer is located in one of the BAs. (Ask Alessandro how to work it).There is also another bedroom with a twin bed which was not used by us. The main living quarters were just recently renovated and made it very comfortable to chat among ourselves-when we were not on the terrace drinking wine and eating. The kitchen was very nice-everything worked as it should with plenty of counter space. The walk into town was a bit problematic for us as we are in our mid to late 60's, but we were able to reach the main street in about 20 minutes (If you are younger, you may do it faster). On the way, we noted a pastry shop and and a small grocery store to buy things on our way back. Alessandro is a real gem and a big reason in making this a successful stay for us. He got us transportation from the Catania airport to the villa, stocked the fridge with breakfast food as we arrived after 5PM; suggested restaurants nearby, (and if you mentioned his name you received a 10% discount on your meal!), and-very important-was able to get transportation for us for a 6:30 AM tour the very next morning (all taxis were busy so he asked his airport driver) for a tour to Agrigento. Alessandro was always very responsive to questions or concerns-he responded almost immediately (we used what's app). Alex even has an "in" with Jupiter and other gods to get us good weather even though the forecasts were abysmal! Alex is an important reason in making this villa a special place.
Firstly, thank you to Maurizio, Martina and Alessandro who were our hosts, they were absolutely amazing!!
We arrived at this beautiful home which was so clean and everything that was promised in the listing. We were welcomed by Martina and Alessandro who had already stocked our fridge with goodies including fresh fruit for breakfast and also stocked our pantry with food and drinks until we could go and buy our own - we were so grateful!
They spent time with us recommending places to visit - how to get there and places to eat.
Whilst it seemed a distance from the town centre - we walked down stairs and arrived in about 10 minutes to the centre.
We caught buses home but a taxi fare is only about E10 - so that was also very convenient.
I would recommend this place to anyone travelling in the area.
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