Exceeded expectations. While it’s understandable that first time visitors to Taormina would want to stay at the Belmond Sant'Andrea or Timeo, the perfect alternative is La Terrazza, wonderfully situated only a few minutes walk to Mazzaro beach and to one of our favorite seafood restaurants ever, Il Barcaiolo. The apartment is like brand new, completely remodeled, with modern touches and charming for its coastal location. We couldn’t be happier. Two full bathrooms, a well sized balcony and plenty of windows that provide views of the amazing Ionian Sea. Laura the caretaker met is at check-in time and provided all the instructions we needed for our stay. Luckily able to park our car at the property, but otherwise there is nearby parking and the cable car up to Taormina Central is just a few minutes away by walking. The owner’s relative Valeria checked in on us the first evening to make sure everything was to our liking and quickly fixed the terrace umbrella for us as it wasn’t opening, the issue was quickly addressed. We would most definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends! We already miss Taormina.