This location with stunning views is not for the feint-hearted; the steep unmade road was an experience and the apartment was not two bedroomed as booked- a double room and a sofa bed was available. Wine, olive oil, and local information were very welcome. The apartment was clean and the location, deep in the countryside was very tranquil with views across the bay to mainland Italy.
Comfort and convenience could be improved with some minor changes.
Replacement of the bent shower rail and dirty shower curtain would improve the bathroom
Plumbing in the overflow from the hot water tank would alleviate the annoying water dripping into a bowl which needed attention.
At least two pillows/pillowcases per person should be provided.
A clothes drying rack would be helpful
More than one drying towel for washing up should be provided.
An unbroken coffee pot, soup/dessert bowls and mugs would be helpful
The chairs both inside and out should be mended to prevent accidents.
Torches, candles might be a good addition since the power can be unreliable.
Food items in the cupboards, fridge and freezer left from previous tenants is not generally acceptable in most holiday rentals.
We had a very good holiday exploring the townships and environs of Etna, everyone was friendly and helpful and we enjoyed learning to make pasta in Taormina , the sun on the beach and the snow on the volcano.
I arrived there with my dog, he was welcome and respected. On arrival Davide offered a tasting of his amazing Etna natural wines coupled with local cheese and olives made by them .
The house is brand new spacious and clean, secluded with an amazing view over the bay of Taormina , the place is big with vineyards and olive orchards , they even produce their own eggs and vegetables and we explored the amazing park .
The place is silent and no pollution of any type , no noise, no air pollution, no light pollution so the stars can be observed while looking at the majestic view of Mount Etna .
We could cook inside and outside with amazing barbecue and a common area were Davide often organize dinners and socialize with the other guests coming from the 4 corners of the globe to enjoy a starry night on Mount Etna .
This is probably the best place for a magical vacation
It is a place full of good energy, surrounded by an amazing nature and a great view to the sea side and to the Etna. Davide is very hospitable and makes an great wine (you should try his wines!). The accommodations are very new, built on the old Etna stile and perfect to relax after a long walk up to the Etna. The water out of the tube is drinkable and really fresh water from a near source from the mountain. I met some amazing other guests up there and it was a great experience and also a holiday for the soul.