Hotel Villa Carlotta
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Here's a seaside destination that has it all! Taormina has perfect weather, spectacular views and Mt. Etna - AND pasta with anchovies and eggplant. Their little town is always bustling with tourists - their main street, Corso Umberto is lined with some of the most beautiful luxury shops I've ever seen. Naturally the prices are high, but …
The cone shape of the volcano was just visible as we came down to land in the coastal city of Catania on the beautiful island of Sicily.
It was late in the afternoon and Suzi and I were both tired from the flight. We knew we had a 60 minute wait for the bus, and that the transfer to Taormina would take over an hour. As the bus slowly made …
... the Straits of Messina, and working our way into the channel, which separates Sicily from mainland Italy. As we are making our way from the Ionian to the Tyrrhenian seas, Marina brought us a "cockpit luncheon feast". Sipping on a glass of white wine to wash the sandwiches and pizza down..... yes, indeed, life does not get better. It took us about 8 hours to get from Taormina to Milazzo. Once we tied up in the small little harbor, two things struck me: 1. off ...
... day this has been. Once back on board Milena, we had a quick night cap, before heading off to bed. Bon Nuit, from the blessed world of Milena. TAORMINA Taormina is a comune and small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, . The area around Taormina was inhabited by the Siculi even before the Greeks arrived on the Sicilian coast in 734 BC to found a town called Naxos. The theory that Tauromenion was founded by colonists from Naxos ...
The clocks moved forward one hour overnight, so our sleep-in was REALLY late - to 9:30 am. We had breakfast, then alternated 2-hour stints between reading in the room, and up on deck. That was really the extent of our day - and it was perfect. It was formal night, so after dressing in our finest, we returned to the molecular bar. We each had a different cocktail - again, delicious. Dinner was good, though not quite as outstanding as it ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina
Villa Fabbiano is a wonderful hotel well situated in Taormina. Very nice breakfast with a fabulous view on the rooftop terrace.
A wonderful hideaway
We had a wonderful stay at the Villa Fabbiano in beautiful Taormina, Sicily. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fabbiano, are on the scene to ensure that the guests enjoy themselves. The multilingual staff is cheerful and helpful. The hotel has a lovely secluded garden and pool and great views of the sea. The location is excellent so that a car is not needed--five minute walk to the bus station, and 10 minutes to Taormina's very good restaurants. A highlight of the hotel is the delicious and varied breakfast offering served on the open-air rooftop terrace.
Villa Fabbiano was wonderful - breakfast is served on the top floor with an outside terrace so you have 180 degree view over the sea. Service was faultless - the staff could not do enough for us. I would highly recommend it in terms of location too. The pool was very clean and the balconies with sea views were very spacious. Highly recommended.
We enjoyed the Villa Fabbiano
We enjoyed this hotel, my wife and I stayed there the last week of April 2005. The room was really nice, a good size with sea view, very comfortable bed, plenty of storage and hanging space. The breakfast is excellent with stunning view of Etna. An easy 10 minute strolls into town for dinner (although some of the best places to eat were closest to the hotel). The staff were very friendly and helpful, we would definitely go back and we would recommend it to anyone. The only problem is parking but that's the same all over Sicily.
Just returned from our very enjoyable 3 night stay at the Villa Fabbiano. We were totally impressed by the loacation, helpfullness of management and staff alike, immaculate cleanliness, and overall decor of the hotel.
Quirky charm and outstanding service
in march, my family and I spent three delightful nights at Villa Fabbiano in Taormina, Sicily. We found this small hotel to have lots of quirky charm, perched high on a hill overlooking the ocean. The young staff was outstanding. They were so attentive and it seemed like they couldn't do enough to make our stay more pleasant. Sr. Francesco Fabbiano, who with his wife, runs the Villa, helped us arrange a memorable dinner off-site and provided lots of good sightseeing ideas. The breakfast offered on the top floor is one of the best! Kudos to this fine establishment and the people who are dedicated to making it so!
The hotel seems nice but none is italian there : they have asians ,german ,swiss staff but if I go to Sicily I want to meet locals and want to stay in a local place not feel in the cold German black forest . They have a rude attitude towards Americans and although they had free rooms they did not want to accomodate us . A place to avois at all costs !
Small boutique hotel loved the Villa Fabbiano
Beautiful small boutique hotel at the entrance of Taormina. Seaview room a must try to get Room 202 if you are a single or a double with not to much luggage. fantastic terrace You can sea ocean and Mt Edna. Hospitality very warm and helpful. Price is right too. Breakfast buffet very generious. Newly renovated. Great location.
We're just back in Holland. We had a wonderful stay in Villa Fabbiano. It's a beautiful hotel on one of those big hills in Taormina. The people are friendly, the rooms are beautiful and it's quiet over there and the views are wonderful. That's what we like. When you take a short walk then you're in the city, where you can eat, drink etc.
This is a recommendation!
I spent two nights with my girlfriend at the Villa Fabbiano in May 2004 and I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone looking for an unusual and incredily romantic getaway. The hotel is in the style of a beautiful mock-castle and includes some original Bysantine brickwork inside it's hallways and gardens. The hotel enjoys a fantasic position overlooking the Bay of Naxos and is only a short 10 minute walk from the main high-street with its numerous restaurants. We stayed in a standard double room with sea-view and balcony which was spacious and bright with high-ceilings, stone floors and which had a wonderful wrought iron bed. The homemade buffet breakfast is delicious and is served from a roof-top terrace with spectacular views of Etna.