Casa Lucia - the historic center

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Largo Santa Caterina, Taormina, Sicily 98039, Italy

The Space

In a strategic position in the heart of Taormina, on Corso Umberto, a few steps from Porta Messina, opposite the Tourist Information Office, 150 m from the cable car, 250 m from the Greek-Roman Theatre, the apartment boasts sweeping views of the center.

The apartment is on the third floor (the top floor is served by a spiral staircase) and is on one level.
It's consists of a living room with sofa bed and a half square; BEDROOM TRIPLE (with a double bed and a single bed), bathroom in the room. Kitchen-living room and master bedroom with panoramic view of the old town.

Recommended for up to 4 people.

Guest Access

Indoor equipment: kitchen with oven, fridge, freezer, TV, fan, electric heater, water heater, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, tourist maps of the city and excursions.
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The Neighborhood

The bus stop is located at Porta Messina, just 50 meters from the apartment. All other services, shops and restaurants are in the house. Taormina offers a full program to be able to spend your holiday between culture, relaxation and entertainment with shows, tasting of typical Sicilian products and guided excursions. Taormina preserve archaeological remains that have made it famous throughout the world.

Getting around

Sightseeing in Taormina: the Greek-Roman Theatre, the Palace Corvaja Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano. Also in Taormina you will also be able to see and appreciate the Public Gardens, countless churches, the Clock Tower and the shopping streets. Taormina is located at 200 m above sea level. The beaches of Taormina (Isola Bella, Mazzaro and Spisone) a few kilometers away from the city and are easily accessible by bus and cable car. Also worth seeing Giardini Naxos, renamed the tourist center and beach, about 7 km from Taormina. If you want to distract you with breathtaking views and a good almond wine should visit CASTELMOLA, a tiny town about 5 km from Taormina.

Other Things to Note

CHECK-IN: after 12:30.
CHECK-OUT: before 10:00 am
(in the case of vacant apartment will be glad to be much more flexible).

After booking we send our guests maps and information about facilities of Taormina.

Upon arrival at the apartment we will give you the linen (bath towels and bed sheets).
We are on hand to provide guests with information and tips for an enjoyable vacation.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $712 /week
Monthly Price: $2563 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Cleaning Fee: $21
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Location, location, location. This apartment is perfectly in the heart of the old town of Taormina. We had a rental car, so we parked in one of the outside lots (Daniela explained which was closest), and took the shuttle which does a constant loop up to Porta Messina, one of the entrances to the old town. From here, it was only a three minute walk to the apartment--a real perk when you are carrying luggage over cobblestones! So close to all of the restaurants, shops, the must-see Greek Theater, the cathedral, etc.

    Daniela was very helpful and prompt to communicate with. She was working during the few days we stayed here, but her brother (also very nice!) met us when we arrived and got us all set up in the apartment. Also--there is no wifi in the apartment, but her brother's sandwich place is just around the corner, and we were able to use the wifi there, which was handy.

    The apartment itself is cozy and neat. I think it's probably perfect for two people. Four people might feel a little bit crowded. There are incredible views in three directions, including out over the sea and toward Mt. Etna, from the windows and balconies. The apartment is not decked out with tons of amenities--we needed to pick up extra toilet paper, things like that--but for the price, it is an incredible value nonetheless.

    A word on the stairs up to the apartment: the apartment is a walk-up on the third story and the entrance door and stairways--especially the spiral stairway leading up to the top floor--are very extremely narrow. I think it might be difficult for someone who is very large, or someone with limited mobility, to make it up and down the steps. Otherwise, you'll be fine--consider it a way to work off all of the gelato you'll be eating in Taormina.

    Overall, highly recommended for the location and the value, and for the friendly hosts. Thanks again, Daniela.

    March 2014
  • I love Casa Lucia!!!!!! The views of the "toes" of Italy from the balcony are amazing!!!! We cooked, relaxed and were always grateful to come home after a long day of driving or just laying on the beach at Isola Bella. It's wonderful!!! You're lucky if you have time to spend here. Thank you Daniela, for everything.

    March 2014
  • The appartment is located perfectly! Couldn't be closer to Taormina. In Front of your door there is the Main Shopping Street in Taormina (no cars!!).
    The appartment itself is very cute and charming. You find everything You Need in the kitchen! You Even find salt, Other spices, some pasta and Oil there. Daniela and her father also gave us fresh oranges and Lemons from their garden - very nice and yummy :-) !!
    Bed and bathroom were fine and totally sufficient.
    As others already mentioned before, there are three stairs up to the appartment, which are hard to manage with lots of luggage - but doable.

    The Communication with Daniela was Perfect! Antonio Even Spoke a Little german which was nice! When we arrived they gave us Maps and tips for taormina. WIFI was available at Danielas Brothers Restaurant/Snack-Bar!

    Parking is only possible at an expensive car park/Garage (parking Lumbi) 5min away from Taormina - free shuttle Busses every 15minutes!

    Our stay in Taormina was one of the best during our two-week roundtrip around sicily! Very nice and helpful hosts for a great price in a lovely city! Highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • Perfect location. Truely great hosts.

    March 2014
  • Great location and great apartment!

    February 2014
  • This was the second time we have used Airbnb and it was perfect. Antonio met us right outside and showed us up to the apartment. Everything about this apartment is traditional including the stairs up which were a challenge, luckily we only had hand baggage so we managed quite well. The apartment is light and airy and perfect for 2. We had a little trouble with the gas bottle and text Antonio as we were going out and he came straight away to check it and it was fine. The location couldn't be more perfect, we walked up to Castelmola, a must if your up for a challenge and explored Taorminas little streets and alleyways. It really was a perfect base. It got a little chilly at night but the heater was perfect and it had all the things you would expect to find in any kitchen. It was our first time in Sicily, we fell in love with it and will be back.
    Thank you Danielle, Antonio and Lucia for a great holiday.

    January 2014
  • This is one of the best stay I have had with Airbnb. The apartment has EVERYTHING I need and the location cannot be better! Antonio was a very good host. He gave me detail tips about Taormina. When I text msged him saying that it was a little cold in the room (it was late November), in 10 mins he appeared at my door with a heating equipment! I have very sweet memories with Taormina and Casa Lucia! Thank you, Antonio and Daniela!

    November 2013
  • We had a great stay! There is probably no better spot in Taormina. The hosts were pleasant and responsive. We will definitely stay again whenever we go to Taormina!

    November 2013
  • What a beautiful place right in the middle of the center of Taormina. You can eat breakfast right in front of the apartment. Daniela gave us lots of information about interesting things in Taormina. We just loved it.

    October 2013
  • Daniela met us a the bus station and showed us to her apartment. It is convenient to the bus station, well located in the centre of Taormina and couldn't be better situated on the top floor.

    Daniela left us alone but was available for problems. The unit is pretty much as described and very clean. The view is marvellous. And the apartment pleasant and spacious.

    The three flights of stairs are narrow and we as older travellers had a bit of a struggle with our luggage though Daniela helped (not uncommon in Taormina I think).

    We enjoyed our stay.

    (The bus ride to Messina is much slower than the one from Catania)

    November 2012
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Sono un giovane architetto, mi occupo di progettazione architettonica e fotovoltaica, arredamento, interior design e grafica pubblicitaria. Nel tempo libero amo leggere, dipingere, cucinare.. e soprattutto viaggiare e conoscere nuove culture. Nasce quindi "Casa Lucia" un grazioso appartamento in posizione strategica nel cuore di Taormina, sul Corso Umberto, a pochi passi da Porta Messina con una stupenda vista sul centro storico. L'appartamento è posto al terzo piano ed è composto da un soggiorno-cucina con divano letto una piazza e mezza, camera tripla (con un letto matrimoniale ed uno singolo) e bagno in camera. Sarò lieta di ospitarvi nella bellissima Taormina, la "Perla della Sicilia". Taormina offre un ricco programma per poter trascorrere le vostre vacanze tra cultura, relax e divertimento con spettacoli, degustazione di prodotti tipici siciliani ed escursioni guidate.
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