Hotel Villa Sirina
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... there last night (performances are booked out months prior), and a popular Italian singer was playing tonight to a full house. Even at the back of the amphitheatre, you felt you we're right at the stage, very personal. All Greek amphitheatre's have a great backdrop, this one is no exception...Mount Etna! To complete the wow factor, at the top the back of the amphitheatre gives stunning views of the coast in front and behind from so high up. You can ...
... Opera is the number one form of live entertainment in Sicily and third overall in Italy. What was meant to be an hour trip turned into 2 very enjoyable hours of hurling around the streets of Palermo. After a quick lunch, back in the car for the 4 hour drive back to Taormina. Last full day tomorrow before we all part company on Saturday. Will stay local tomorrow and apart from seeing the town and taking the cable car there, might go for a boat trip around the area. Until ...
... seems to shut between 1.30 and 3.30pm each weekday for siesta! It is a good time to drive as the roads are not so busy! We then to another town further along the coast ( the road and exit was built between two mountains with the roads some 200 metres above the ground...amazing to see, and a good example of the road infrastructure the Italians have spent on the autostrades. Have never seen some many tunnels and bridges to keep the roads straight as possible). ...
... station for hours! After some lunch , we made our way to Etna (after a couple of wrong turns). It is a fair trip up the mountain to the cable car, which takes you to 2.4km up. Neil and I took a jeep up to the crater if the 2003 eruption, some 3,000 metres up, the closest you can get, some 309 metres from the main active crater, which no one can visit at the moment. Unfortunately, the weather ...
... the hills, looking for the botanic gardens, but couldn't find them. We returned to the ship for lunch - as there wasn't anything open in town - then in the afternoon we wandered the flat areas of town. We eventually found a couple of cafes that had opened up and had some great coffee and pastries - as well as a large range of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Sirina Taormina
Loved Villa Serina.
We spent a most enjoyable week at the Villa Sirina. The tone was set when on our delayed arrival we were very appreciative that a light meal & wine was laid out in our Suite. The Hotel Villa Sirina is located in lovely , peaceful surroundings away from the hustle & bustle of Taormina town and a short walk to a selection of beaches. A regular bus service operates to Taormina & other locations or the fitness conscious can choose to walk/ climb if so inclined. The staff were very friendly & helpful (even with the language barrier). Overall it was one of our most enjoyable holidays.
Prettiest, best hotel on earth
We visited the Villa Sirinia on June 6-8; without a doubt this has the most beautiful location along with the best service we have experienced. This is coming from 2 US travellers who have spent over 6 months of their lives traveling in Europe and also lived there. No hotel could have provided better service or beauty.
We checked in late (12 midnight) after having dinner with our friends in Catania; the very helpful night person showed us to our room which was lovely inside. When we awoke the next morning, our view out the window and patio was stunning.
The hotel sits on a hill up from the town of Giardina-Naxos(between this town and Taormina); from our patio you looked out over the Ionian Sea. On the right is a beautiful hillside and a garden below with fruit trees (I picked a wonderful lemon) and vineyard. It also has a nice private pool.
Our child joined us for this part of the trip(from a traveling schoolgroup). This was no problem for the hotel, as they fixed a lovely extra bed in the sitting room. In the morning, we asked to eat on the private patio outside our room, as our child slept-our table was readily fixed for us. When we awakened the 2nd morning, this table on our separate patio was already prepared for breakfast with 3 plates and cups. This was done by the most pleasant and helpful breakfast attendant.The breakfast was excellently prepared, and included scrambled eggs and bacon, very unusual for a European breakfast buffet.The owner/manager was very friendly and caring, seeing to all our needs and that of the other guests.
I could not reccommend a finer hotel.
Please note that the photo I have included cannot do justice to the actual view or atmosphere.
Villa sirina - -cant wait to go back!
This was our second stay in the Hotel Villa sirena and we are already planning to go again next year. It is simply wonderful - -very welcoming comfortable and elegant with tasteful antiques and art without feeling that you are in a museum. We found its location halfway between Taormina and Naxos very convienient with Naxos a few minutes walk and Taormina a short car journey with very good parking in the multi storey carpark.
The rooms are very pleasant and the air conditoning very good! The pool is small but laid out in the lovely gardens and we never found it too crowded. The Hotel is kept immaculate and the family that own and run it are very welcoming and always ready to help. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and very well presented. I would not stay anywhere else in Taormina - -I can honestly say that although some reviews have mentioned the hospital and the road that we found it very peaceful and were not disturbed at all by the occasional ambulance - -it is much quieter than any average residential road back in London and we do not have anything but praise for it
Delightful Villa Sirina
We have just returned from spending 6nights at Villa Sirina in the beautiful and picturesque town of Taormina.
our hosts in this small family run hotel could not have been more charming or helpful.Nothing was too much trouble, from providing maps and route planning day trips, to recommending and reserving tables in Taormina's bustling restaurants.
the hotel is spotlessly clean with very comfortable lounge areas and it has a pretty terrace on which we enjoyed excellent breakfasts and light lunches under the olive trees. Our room was comfortably furnished with a large balcony affording good sea views. The pool was a good size and surrounded by comfortable sunbeds. In addition Villa Sirina offers car parking for guests something that many larger establishments in Taormina are unable to offer.
Villa Sirina represents excellent value for money and we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. We look forward to visiting again soon.
Charming Villa Sirina
We stayed for three nights at the Villa Sirina. This small villa is loaded with charm. It is furnished throughout with tasteful and artistic objects. The garden surrounding it is lush and dreamy. Sitting on the balcony at night, overlooking the coast of Taormina, was a beautiful and serene part of the day. If I could, I would stay here for a month. What's more, the breakfasts are sumptious and offer a large array of choices and all the staff at Villa Sirina are kind and helpful. You will not be disappointed.
Wonderful hotel, excellent value
Enjoyed a recent holiday in this lovely hotel. The grounds and hotel are well kept and spotlessly clean. The pool and terrace areas comfortable and peaceful (apart from the occasional passing ambulance). Service was great and management went out of their way to be helpful. Breakfast was delicious, as was the light lunch. An easy walk down to the beach and a shuttle bus available to reach Taormina. Admittedly you have to plan your day to coincide with the bus times and it stopped early. However add the cost of a cab to the cost of the room and you still have excellent value. Would be happy to stay there again.
Our home in Taormina
Our 7 day stay at the Villa Sirina was wonderful! The beautiful oasis in which it is situated provides a relaxing and welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the main streets of Taormina above. The Cacopardo family and the staff were warm and inviting, making us feel right at home. We look forward to our return to Sicily and the Villa Sirina--it truly is serene!
Jeanne Testa, Ron and Carmella Casella
Let's say it is barely two stars !
if this hotel has four stars , the san domenico has 10 stars ,the Timeo has 12 stars and Villa fabiano has 9 stars . This is a pure joke and the hotel also is not in taormina but it is closed to the hospital . I don't want to see the hospital I want to see the ocean ....
Breathtaking views, five star service, old world charm
I will always stay at the Villa Sirina. Wake up to the beauty and scents of Ionic Sea from your bed. First class service without first class prices in a beautifully restored Villa. The best of the countryside and a short ride to the Center of Town. Quiet and peaceful with the warmth and welcomeness Italians are known. Very romantic and pristine. I highly recommend it!
Stay closer to town
The web site is deceptive in that it makes it sound like an easy jaunt into town. In reality, the shuttle bus is sporadic and cab rides are expensive and there is no way you want to walk to town. So unless you have a car, you're pretty much secluded at the hotel. There is a shuttle that will take you to the beach but it's a better deal to stay in town.
The hotel itself was fine -- beautiful pool and surrounding property. The rooms were adequate. The hotel owner made us feel like we were a burden to him.
Avoid Taormina in late July and August unless you really love crowds.