Very well located close to the main door of the old town (Messina Porta), on the eastern side of the cliff, the Villa does not look at Etna but dominates the seashore (lido Spizone up tp Letojanni). A bus stop is just in front of the Villa and the cable-car station for the Lido Mazzaro beach is also just in front. We had a car and used the parking which is down the road at 10mn walk from the Villa, using with the stairways of the cliffs (attention to the heavy traffic when crossing the main climbing road!). The must of this house is its location and moreover its lovely garden, a sort of jungle suspended over the sea with miscellaneous trees and flowers, and occupied by several cats having their eyes on the numerous birds settled in the place...at the upper level. If the rooms had the same charm, it would be perfect. Having breakfast every sunny morning on the terrace of this garden was a supreme pleasure. If the breakfast itself had the same flavour, it would be perfect. The Toarmina is such a touristic site that the crowd is high as well as prices therefore here is my advice: try to walk out of the beaten tracks. For instance to visit the Grecco theater, just use the hidden path which starts from the Villa and twist to the other side of the western side of the cliff.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Nettuno Taormina, Sicily