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Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
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Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
Savoca ' The godfather village ' with the donkye
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Joanna C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Trip of a lifetime!”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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I came here with my friend to celebrate our graduation from graduate school. We stayed here for 10 amazing days. Everything was perfect. I cannot wait to go back with my family. I promise you will enjoy your stay. Debora and Salvo are possibly the nicest people on the planet, and their daughter, Irene, is adorable!

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“Great stay”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Really enjoyed staying here in November. All the reviews I read are spot on! Debora and Salvo are great hosts and the apartment is located in a very nice area close to everything but far enough to be quiet and with nice views of the mountains. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and the goodies and homemade wine were much enjoyed. Wish we could have stayed there longer. thanks for the great hospitality !

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Reviewed September 18, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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mrmachine
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“A pearl in the hills above the Ionian Sea (Sicily)”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful daughter, Irene. GPS will get you to the corner nearest the house, but the GPS said turn left where no left was possible, so we continued a bit and wound up at a gas station just down the road. We called Debora on her cell phone and Salvo came in a few minutes and showed us how to get to the house. We were greeted with smiling faces and immediately shown around the property. There are two nicely renovated apartments; “Luna” and “Sol”. A third apartment is under construction. We got “Luna”. When we entered the apartment, there was a delightful assortment of homemade and home grown things for us on the kitchen table. Wine made by Salvo, Peppers, Tomatoes and Eggplant grown by Salvo and some fresh eggs laid by Salvo's chickens. The apartment was beautiful, clean, quiet and functional. It has a nice kitchenette with stove and cooktop, fridge and freezer and all the necessary pots, pans, dishes, etc. Salvo took us for a tour of the outside including the amazing garden. We picked figs off the trees and ate them still warm from the Sun. What a treat! Debora speaks English quite well. Salvo does pretty good too. Both of them are happy to help plan an itinerary for you and provide directions and recommendations when asked. Debora even made us dinner one night. On the menu was Eggplant Parmesan. Delicious, thanks Debora! Another night, Salvo knocked on the door and offered a taste of the Lemon Liquor he made. The house is located about 10km north of Taormina. This puts you within a stone’s throw of the A18 Autostrada which takes you all along the Southeast shore from Messina to Catania. There is plenty of local shopping for food and other necessities. In the neighboring towns, there are many quaint restaurants and Bars. Some are better than others, of course. Don't miss the town of Savoca where scenes from Godfather I were shot. We had dinner there at Bar Vitelo. Quite a treat. We took excursions each day. We visited Mt Etna and Stromboli Island which are both active volcanos. Etna requires driving part way up the mountain then a cable car ride up some more and finally a Giant Jeep ride to the top. You get to rent a down coat before the final ascent because it is COLD up there. Stromboli was part of a Mini Cruise to the Aeolian Islands This volcano has eruptions several times an hour. The cruise boat lingers after sunset so you can see the fire shooting out the top. There is so much to see. There are Ruins, Churches, Museums, Gardens to fill your days and plenty of nice places to eat lunch and dinner. This is a delightful destination. Making Borgo Borghese your home base while you are here is a great way to top it all off. Sicily is deceivingly large with lots to do. Plan to spend some time with Debora and Salvo. You won’t regret it.

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JDiT
Irvine, California
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“Pure joy...”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

I stayed here with my wife and two daughters for a week in June. I mentioned to my wife how I am looking forward to seeing the west coast of Sicily on our next visit, and she said to me “But I can’t even imagine staying anywhere else in Sicily!”

I don’t know what else I can say that has not been said in the comments below. From the first e-mail that I sent (in my shaky Italian) to our final goodbye, Debora and Salvo were pure joy. Our trip couldn’t have started any better—when we were given the apartment tour, Debora pointed out that she had put a few grocery items in our refrigerator, including freshly made cannoli from the local bakery, and Salvo had left us a bottle of his fantastic homemade wine. As other have mentioned, there were other gifts as well—Salvo’s tomato sauce and vegetables from his organic garden, the walnut liquor made from the shade tree in the courtyard, and freshly baked sweet bread from Debora to go with the liqueur. The apartment itself is lovely, just like in the pictures. The property itself is less than a mile outside of town, yet it feels like you are far out in the country. There are mountain bikes which you can ride down a dirt road to the beach or into town. You are a short car drive to lovely beaches, as well as the resort town of Taormina.

Please read the reviews that come before mine, and you’ll see that we are all in agreement. Borgo Borghese, and the Moschella family, are fantastic, and I have recommended the apartment to at least a dozen of my friends. Trust me—you will absolutely love it.

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TEdwards2...
UK
2 reviews
“Wonderful Hospitality!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Four of us stayed here for three days in July and wish we had stayed longer! The apartment was incredibly clean, well equipped and nicely set out. We arrived to find some beautiful produce from Salvo's garden (including the sweetest tomatoes we had during our time in Italy) and some of his homemade wine (which was actually really good too!). Debora and Salvo are incredibly hosts who go out of their way to be helpful and welcoming. They will happily provide you with a information about things to do and places to eat etc. The bicycles are a really nice idea and it was great to be able to go for a ride around the area. The beach is also just a short walk away. The location is great. If we are ever to come back to this part of Sicily we would without a doubt stay at Borgo Borghese again! You arrive as strangers and really do feel like you leave as friends. Highly recommended!

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Franco937
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Super Sicilian Spot!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

My wife and I spent a glorious week at Borgo Boghese last October. The location is fantastic. The apartment is perfect for up to 4 people. And the Moschellas are the best hosts ever. They were so helpful with ideas about places to go and restaurants..and the beach is just a walk away. We had car trouble while we were there and Salvo got us fixed up with his mechanic and in no time we were back on the road. Debora shared her home made meatballs with us one night and Salvo's wine and pasta sauce were top notch gifts on our table when we arrived.
We had such a good time that we are sending my daughter and her friend for a week as a graduation gift. Very highly recommended.

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