Anika

from€6,500/week· Villa

Taormina, the well-known resort perched on top of Monte Tauro and looking down to the sparkling blue coastline, is one of the most fashionable summer Sicilian destinations.  Located only 30 minutes from Catania International Airport, Taormina offers a fantastic romantic atmosphere along its narrow pedestrian streets where jasmine and citrus scents permeate the air. The mild climate, the stunning view of Mount Etna (Europe’s highest active volcano), the art performances held in summer at the Greek theatre, a nearby 18 holes golf course, and a plethora of water activities available along the coast, attract visitors from everywhere. And thanks to the fertile volcanic soil, just a few miles from acres of vineyards and bountiful farms, not many other places in the country are as blessed as Taormina. Here, Villa Anika, located in the center of town is your piece of paradise to return to after a day spent discovering this enchanting region and marveling at its wonders.

 

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

FromToWeekly rate
03/03/201804/28/2018€6,500
04/28/201806/02/2018€7,500
06/02/201810/06/2018€10,500
10/06/201810/20/2018€7,500
10/20/201812/29/2018€6,500
12/29/201801/05/2019€7,500
  • Security Deposit: €1,000 to be held at the agency
  • Non-smoking villa
  • The villa is located in a pedestrian area. Transfers recommended only by 8-seater minivans, or smaller cars. Street parking for residents only. The nearest parking lot (which charges a fee) is a 15-minute walk away.
  • Check-in: between 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm   – Check-out: before/by 12:00 pm
  • All the extra services must be paid locally, before departure, unless otherwise arranged

 

Included with rent
  • All utilities including A/C and heating and final cleaning
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoors and outdoors)
  • Daily housekeeping 5 hrs per day, 7 days a week
  • Complimentary shuttle service to private beach establishment (in summer months)
  • Daily change of towels and linen
  • Porter service
  • Garden maintenance service
Not included with rent
  • Extra housekeeping
  • Cook services

Location

What to do in Sicily

The island of Sicily offers a number of wonderful places to visit on daytrips or excursions, including Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Noto, Ragusa and the utterly unforgettable volcanic peak of Mt. Etna. As the highest active volcano in Europe and Sicily's tallest mountain. Mt. Etna is a true natural wonder: don't miss the chance to explore it by booking a guided excursion with our concierge.
Taormina, one of the most famous towns in Sicily, is located high atop Mount Tauro. The magnificent Mediterranean blue bay and the nearby smoldering Mt. Etna merge into a spectacular view that can be seen from almost any point in the city. A renowned archaeological destination backed by incredible history, Taormina is home to one of the most famous Greek Theaters in the world. This remarkable theater hosts "Taormina Arte," the town's annual summer international arts festival of film, music, dance and theatre. Taormina is a haven for tourists, offering a great number of restaurants, bars, clubs, entertainment and sport venues. Take a stroll along the Corso and be sure to stop at one of the local cafés for a taste of granite (the original version of Italian ice!) and a piece of frutta martorana (marzipan sweets).
The distinctive beauty of Syracuse, rich with history and artistic presence, was featured in Giuseppe Tornatore's movie "Malena", starring Monica Bellucci. Since 1914, from early May to the end of June, the city has staged ancient comedies and tragedies in its Greek theatre. A stroll through the streets of Ortigia leads to the fascinating baroque cathedral that incorporates an ancient temple to Athena. Make sure you check the Fountain of Arethusa, site of the Greek legend.
Noto is the undisputed capital of Sicilian Baroque. Generally listed as one of the 'must-see' tourist attractions on the East coast of Sicily. The town was declared humanity heritage by UNESCO in 2002. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful non equipped beaches of the island, Eloro, Cittadella or Calamosche inside the natural reserve of Vendicari, which is also home to thousands of migrating flamingos and sea turtle nests. If you prefer the comfort of equipped beaches, check the ones in Noto Marina or San Lorenzo. If you are in this area on the third week of May, take note of the famous and suggestive "Infiorata", a picturesque festival to welcome the spring, where local artists work overnight to prepare colorful real flower carpets all over the streets. Other sites worth visiting in the surroundings of Noto (by car) include Noto Antica - the older town - Modica, Palazzo Acreide, Ragusa - a similarly-appealing Baroque town - the necropolis at Pantalica and Ispica Caves.

Where to eat

Il Barcaiolo - Enjoy typical Sicilian cuisine at this family-owned romantic trattoria and enjoy views of the Mazzarò bay from the terrace!
Via Castelluccio 43, Taormina mare (Spiagga Mazzarò - 150 steps to the beach) - +39 0942 625 633

Villa Antonio - Delightful cuisine and a terrace offering breathtaking views.
Via Luigi Pirandello 88 (at Hotel Capo Taormina), Taormina mare - +39 0942 625 502

Don Camillo - Elegant and refined, this restaurant is famous for seafood dishes and a rich wine list - try seafood risotto and the ricotta dessert.
Via Maestranza 96, Siracusa - +39 0931 67133

Baqqalà - For a nice fish lunch or dinner, try this rustic trattoria which serves superb food!
Piazzetta Ficili, Scicli - +39 0932 931 028

La Locanda Don Serafino - Romantic Michelin starred restaurant, ask for a table in the cave.
Via Avv. G.Ottaviano, Ragusa Ibla - +39 0932 248 778

Where to shop

Food – Campisi canned food. This company is still proudly using ancient techniques dating back to the Arab period to produce and processes a wide range of fish and vegetable based products. Also, sauces, honey and wine are all worth bringing home.
Via Marzamemi 12, Marzamemi - +39 0931 841 166

Ceramics from Caltagirone - decorated entirely by hand, with nice vibrant colors (green, yellow and light blue being the traditional ones) and classical shapes, are a touch of Sicily you can bring home! Check Ceramiche Artistiche Sammartino e Delfino.
Via Roma 32, Caltagirone - +39 0933 21 067

Silk in Ortigia - One of a kind scarves that are so beautifully crafted they become true works of art. Wear or hang them, it is your choice!
Via Roma 27, Siracusa - +39 333 594 4518

Chocolate - Sotto San Pietro, visit this elegant store and you will find exquisite chocolate and other local products. Scents and flavors...from Sicily with love!
Corso Umberto I 136-138, Duomo San Pietro, Modica - +39 0932 946093

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