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Kitchen 'Sole' apartment
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Patio 'Sole' apartment
Our bio tomate
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OUR FRESH EGGS
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Patio 'Luna' apartment
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Bathroom 'Luna'
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Our donkey Peppino
Our donkey Peppino
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excursion in the valley of agrò
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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NomadsDan...
Bozeman, Montana
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“Simply Fantastic”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We could not have asked for a more comfortable and safe place to stay! From the moment we arrived, Debora and Salvo were the most wonderful hosts -- warm, friendly, accommodating, helpful and kind. We arrived as guests, we left feeling like family! Outstanding! and we highly recommend to all!!

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Liked best: Our wonderful, kind, generous hosts, Debora and Salvo
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Joanna C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Trip of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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I came here with my friend to celebrate our graduation from graduate school. We stayed here for 10 amazing days. Everything was perfect. I cannot wait to go back with my family. I promise you will enjoy your stay. Debora and Salvo are possibly the nicest people on the planet, and their daughter, Irene, is adorable!

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“Great stay”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Really enjoyed staying here in November. All the reviews I read are spot on! Debora and Salvo are great hosts and the apartment is located in a very nice area close to everything but far enough to be quiet and with nice views of the mountains. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and the goodies and homemade wine were much enjoyed. Wish we could have stayed there longer. thanks for the great hospitality !

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Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Liked best: We were treated like family
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mrmachine
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“A pearl in the hills above the Ionian Sea (Sicily)”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful daughter, Irene. GPS will get you to the corner nearest the house, but the GPS said turn left where no left was possible, so we continued a bit and wound up at a gas station just down the road. We called Debora on her cell phone and Salvo came in a few minutes and showed us how to get to the house. We were greeted with smiling faces and immediately shown around the property. There are two nicely renovated apartments; “Luna” and “Sol”. A third apartment is under construction. We got “Luna”. When we entered the apartment, there was a delightful assortment of homemade and home grown things for us on the kitchen table. Wine made by Salvo, Peppers, Tomatoes and Eggplant grown by Salvo and some fresh eggs laid by Salvo's chickens. The apartment was beautiful, clean, quiet and functional. It has a nice kitchenette with stove and cooktop, fridge and freezer and all the necessary pots, pans, dishes, etc. Salvo took us for a tour of the outside including the amazing garden. We picked figs off the trees and ate them still warm from the Sun. What a treat! Debora speaks English quite well. Salvo does pretty good too. Both of them are happy to help plan an itinerary for you and provide directions and recommendations when asked. Debora even made us dinner one night. On the menu was Eggplant Parmesan. Delicious, thanks Debora! Another night, Salvo knocked on the door and offered a taste of the Lemon Liquor he made. The house is located about 10km north of Taormina. This puts you within a stone’s throw of the A18 Autostrada which takes you all along the Southeast shore from Messina to Catania. There is plenty of local shopping for food and other necessities. In the neighboring towns, there are many quaint restaurants and Bars. Some are better than others, of course. Don't miss the town of Savoca where scenes from Godfather I were shot. We had dinner there at Bar Vitelo. Quite a treat. We took excursions each day. We visited Mt Etna and Stromboli Island which are both active volcanos. Etna requires driving part way up the mountain then a cable car ride up some more and finally a Giant Jeep ride to the top. You get to rent a down coat before the final ascent because it is COLD up there. Stromboli was part of a Mini Cruise to the Aeolian Islands This volcano has eruptions several times an hour. The cruise boat lingers after sunset so you can see the fire shooting out the top. There is so much to see. There are Ruins, Churches, Museums, Gardens to fill your days and plenty of nice places to eat lunch and dinner. This is a delightful destination. Making Borgo Borghese your home base while you are here is a great way to top it all off. Sicily is deceivingly large with lots to do. Plan to spend some time with Debora and Salvo. You won’t regret it.

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