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Love letter from a stranger for Taormina

We publish below some lines of one of our guests who particularly loved Taormina during his stay in Sicily.

Enjoy the reading!

“Taormina, Sicily is one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever visited in my entire life. It looked like being on the set of a period Italian movie.

Taormina is perched on the edge of a mountain but you can see the stunning coast just a stone’s throw (and huge fall) away.

The streets are narrow and charming, and all the windows have boxes simply tumbling over with flowers.

Taormina has a hugely ancient history that my mind, quite frankly, fails to really comprehend. It has been inhabited even before the Greeks came to Sicily in 734 BC. It’s a city that was mentioned in the works of Cicero and the history is just dripping casually from its pores.

Starting in the 19th century Taormina became a hotspot for artists from the rest of Europe to decamp to. The illustrious list includes: Oscar Wilde, Richard Wagner, Goethe, Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Henry Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Roald Dahl, Evelyn Waugh and Truman Capote.

But its rich history (there’s also a stunning Roman amphitheatre in the city) and illustrious art heritage aside, today many tourists pass through Taormina for a completely different reason: ‘The Godfather’.

There is a town in Sicily called Corleone but ‘The Godfather’ wasn’t filmed there. It was filmed in and around the Messina province and Taormina. Especially the two small villages of Savoca and Forzà d’Agrò right outside of Taormina.

And then the food is fantastic.

Arancini, fish first courses and desserts are superb.”

If you would like to have an experience like this, you can make Taormina your springboard to explore all of Sicily.

Book a room in our guest house, send us an email to

SUMMER TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: all you have to take with you during your holiday in Sicily



This is essential. Even if you were to accidentally leave your whole suitcase at home and could only take one thing, a great, comfortable pair of shoes would be what you would want.


Or, everything chic. Seriously though, Sicily is one of those places where you can be casual, but you would avoid overly touristy outfits (ie the windbreaker, sneakers etc).


Regardless of when you are travelling, we suggest packing mainly natural fabrics in your suitcase: linen, silk, wool, cashmere and other natural fabrics, you’ll find that you’ll feel much more comfortable.


  • A light jacket
  • Comfy airy shoes (sandals)
  • Sneakers
  • A couple of shorts/skirts
  • A few tops
  • A couple of dresses/jumpsuits
  • One dressy outfit including shoes
  • Sunglasses

We hope that this little guide will help you while you are preparing your suitcase to come to Sicily.

We wish you that your summer is “sciccosa” as ours.
Happy Holidays from all the staff

Here is the obstacle that stands between you and make a dream trip

If you want to make a dream trip, you need to read every word of this post, because it could change your life…

Dear dreamer,
There comes a time in life when each of us hence the need to make a different trip.

Before I tell you how can you make a dream trip, I want to tell you what happened to me and my mother.
We bought a lot of books on the subject. We have traveled far and wide in Europe and around the world with friends and family.
The point is that it was not enough for us, m we wanted a different experience.

You still want to know what happened to me and my mother?

One day while I was in my mother’s villa not so far from Taormina I started thinking how it would be if that huge house would be transformed into a beautiful guest house.

I was not alone, she was there.

I said, what do you think if this house became a guest house?
You would always be the owner and you may live here, but we should build other rooms and to deal all day with guests who come to visit.

She it was immediately enthusiastic, and so month after month, week after week we have built our Sciccosa Guest House.

A b&b just a short walk from Taormina with spectacular views, with rooms elegantly furnished, a swimming pool and a solarium, a small garden… in short, a little gem away from the city chaos.

And now, we come to the point: Do you want to do a dream trip?

Forget the most noble goals from magazines, luxury hotels, or on the contrary the very small b&b in the center of the major cities.

Discover Sciccosa Guest House!


  • No longer the noise of the city
  • No more the usual files to park
  • And I never the same stay

Imagine also how you will feel when you finally will be able to stay away from the chaos but with all the advantages of staying very close to Taormina.

Imagine coming home and tell to your friends about this incredible experience.

Don’t settle, discover our guest house by going here

Relax lovers are dying out, you know?

relax sciccosa

Today, “people work too fast ” and who won’t change is wiped out.

It has happened to many people and also happen to others. I useless to complain!

Take for example the villeggianti, those who like to stay in one location for a long time: they were more than thousands now there is less than a few hundred.

Maybe you’ll be thinking, “What does have in common vacationers with relax lovers?”
Well, Let me tell you: there are a deep resonance.

If you are a relax lover too and you don’t want to dying out, there are three major pitfalls that you might fall:

  1. Low cost holidays & last minute
    When someone proposing you this type of holidays, you say “”no, thank you””. The real “”relax”” in this type of holidays is not included.
  2. City break
    Paris, London, Rome, Berlin or Madrid. If you choose one of these destinations for your holidays you’ll not relax, but: wake up early, walking shoes and long treks to reach the historic monument or shopping streets.
  3. Cruise
    “I climb aboard and relax” you think when you booked. Doesn’t get more wrong! Dou want to make a real splash in the swimming pool? Is al always packed! The buffet? It is not what you imagined. Be lulled by the waves? It means having often seasick.

Do you want to fall into these traps?
We think the answer is no!

And here’s our suggestion:

Imagine staying in a guest house ready to welcome your desire to relax with …

Tastefully furnished rooms, an overhanging swimming pool with panoramic view, surrounded by greenery with a terrace. Away from city life but close to beaches and the major centers of interest.”

Do you like the idea?

BOOK NOW one of our rooms, call the 0942 23715 or send us an email to

Christmas in Taormina: told by those who every year makes the countdown to be there!

destination for Christmas

Taormina it’s a fantastic destination in every season of the year, but under Christmas time it can be even more fascinating.

A different Taormina

If you visit Taormina in these period, you’ll find it quite different, maybe even more nice and less noisy. Without tourists that flocking in front of each monument to take a picture, without endless rows of people taking the cable car that connects the center of Taormina to the sea area.

Shops are always open!

Historic streets, and shopping streets are light up and decorated.
Almost all shops are open from 9.00 to 13.00 and they reopen from 16.00 to 20.30. Many of these are also open all day.

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