The structure is situated in one of the most beautiful building of the late 1800’s Taorminese architecture . It belonged to the “Opera Pia”’s nuns and during the second World War was used from the Anglo-Americans Army as military post .After that it became property of the local municipality and was used as an elementary school. Casa Turchetti owes its name to the “Maestro Turchetti” who was a great musician that first held his lesson in the house and later turned it in a very important School for Musicians .
Not far from the gourgeous panoramic “Belvedere “ square , and just upon it , the house is situated in the heart of Taormina , almost in the middle between Porta Messina and Porta Catania That are the doors of the ancient town. The building has been recently and completely renovated either in its external wallfaces and in its inside but always respecting the old style and the traditional local architecture.
In all rooms well restored it’s possible to feel the characteristic atmosphere of the late 1800’s houses.
From the path of steps of the “Salita Gracchi” you reach the building that , following the natural way of the ground , develops itself on three levels .
It has 5 rooms available and one of them it’s a junior suite with a panoramic view on the ancient town center and on the greek theatre; another one is the Academy room with a lovely living room with a fireplace and a cooking area .
All rooms are provided with all sort of comfort and furnished with original Sicilian 1800’s antique pieces or revisited pieces that always keep the local tradition.
Every room is personalized either in the details and in the interior decoration that makes every rooms different from the other .
All rooms have their own bathroom where all walls are coated with precious marbles while drawings take up the colors of the customized floors made of the fine grained cement that was typical of the period of the original building .
Every bathroom is provided with hairdryer, towels, bathrobe, slippers, scales and bath set.
The refined bed linen set and towels helps to guarantee the nice feeling of comfort that is all around the house.
Every room also has air conditioned , phone with direct line , and free Wireless internet access , flat screen TV with satellite , minibar and safe.
The house has a wide terrace from where it is possible to enjoy the Magnific panoramic view that embrace the Greek Theatre and the Mount Etna .
The terrace has got lovely corners to have a nice rest and and relaxing conversation , chairs , tables , sunbeds and open –air shower.
The typical Sicilian breakfast is served in the winter garden that was partly made of the wide terrace.
Location & Access
Via Salita dei Gracchi - 18/20
- Nearby cities
42.46 kms away from Catania 44.26 kms away from Messina
- Fontanarossa (intl) 47.03 kms
- From Messina you need to take the A18 motorway towards Catania until the Taormina exit. - From Catania you need the take the A18 motorway towards Messina until the Taormina exit. - From Palermo you need to go towards Catania first following the A19 and then towards Messina following the A 18 motorway until the Taormina exit.
Rooms & Rates
|Rates / Seasons||Low||Med||High||Very high|
|Single occupancy||200 € to 350 €||200 € to 350 €||200 € to 350 €||200 € to 350 €|
|Double occupancy||200 € to 350 €||200 € to 350 €||200 € to 350 €||200 € to 350 €|
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