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“Just come and stay - you won't be sorry” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Giannina
Leonardo da Vinci 25, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Just come and stay - you won't be sorry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a family run B and B. Claudia is very friendly and extremely helpful. Claudia and Valentina treat you like a long lost family member. Breakfast it outstanding! Claudia's mum makes the jams and Valentina makes the yogurt. Served with fresh crusty bread, croissants, fresh fruit, salami and cheeses. Our room opened up to a terrace, drenched in flowers with spectacular views. There is also a higher terrace which you have great views of mount Etna and if you're lucky enough you can see the lava glow when it erupts. Only 5 minute walk to the main street where you have a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and piazzas with spectacular sea views. The film festival was on and it was a great opportunity for star spotting. Very safe area
Claudia was so gracious, she drove us to the bus station.
Thanks again Claudia and Valentina

Room Tip: Our room had a terrace and fantastic sea views
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This B&B was lovely, made special by the helpful and kind owners. It is situated with walking distance to the town of Taormina and the castle at the top of the hill. Views are gorgeous of Mt Etna and the sea. Breakfast on the balcony was lovely and i particularly enjoyed the homemade jams.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

This B&B was recommended to us by friends in Messina. It's a good 10min uphill walk from town but well worth it. The owners are delightful and very welcoming. The room we had was large and a bonus to have doors opening onto a terrace with views to the sea and Mt Etna. Claudia is a bundle of energy and happy to help, as are her charming parents. The use of the communal kitchen is a bonus. Do visit Castelmola - a hill top town 30min uphill walk or run! But you can take a bus! 2 days after we left, wifi was to be installed. Our stay was one of our best experiences. Grazie to all the family!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Scenic location high above town (5-10 minute walk) with gorgeous views of Mt. Etna. Lovely, large room with balcony overlooking the sea. Kitchen that guest are free to use and the owners were nice enough to buy us some basic supplies. Gorgeous town worth a visit and lovely B&B with nice, helpful owners.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Leonardo da Vinci 25, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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Ranked #9 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Taormina
Number of rooms: 6
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