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Our donkey Peppino
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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
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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andy c
Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just the best place to stay in Sicily!”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed at Borgo Borghese for two weeks in July 2015.

The holiday exceeded our expectations in all respects

The best bit about our stay was undoubtedly the hospitality and friendliness of Salvo and Debora.They speak wonderful English and offer loads of great advice about what to do and how to do it.

The accommodation is excellent and the area is a really good base to explore the east of Sicily.

It's greener and scenic than the south and with bikes to borrow for a short ride to the local beach which makes it ideal for days when you don't want to drive

The villa has everything you need.
Salvo gave us lots of fresh fruit and vegetables he had grown and also his own eggs (actually his chickens laid them!

The weather was perfect for the whole time we were there

Air con in the property is a blessing as it does get hot

We mixed between eating in and going out

Forza d'agro and Savocca are both short drives away and good for dinner

Taormina is close by and despite it being high season we had no trouble getting there or parking. It is a really beautiful place to visit both day and night and Castelmole above is also worth seeing.

There is so much to do and Salvo and Debora will guide you expertly to a fantastic holiday.

By the way Irina their daughter is beautiful as are the donkeys and pepino is the real star !

Thank you Salvo and Debora for making us so welcome we recommend Borgo Borghese to everyone!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Jillfromn...
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Most generous hosts in the world!”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We were blown away by Debora and Salvo's generosity. They have a large garden and gave us wonderful vegetables and eggs as well as home baking. Usually we eat in the evenings at restaurants but with our own garden to sit in and enjoy the evening sun and with Debora's suggestions as to what to do with her ingredients we changed our routine. We enjoyed being in the countryside but only about 10 minutes walk along a riverside track to either town - Sant'Alessio to Santa Teresa - for coffee or supplies or the beach. Bicycles are also available for exploring and it is a short car trip to Taormina - Salvo makes sure you know where to park.
Our apartment was spotless and very well supplied. But best of all was the comfortable bed and lovely linen. It is a great place to base yourself for at least a week.

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Liked least: Nothing at all.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sebastian...
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“A fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The location of Borgo Borghese is perfect for Sicily. You can reach famous Taormina by car in 20 minutes, you can go by train to Catania, even the Etna is nearby! We stayed for 12 nights and Salvo and Deborah where fantastic landlords. They provided fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs from their property for free. When we had questions what to do or when we needed insider tips they were more than helpful.
Our apartment was fine for two families (4 adults + 2 small children). Deborah even provided baby beds and chairs. The beds were extremely comfortable, we had a great sleep every night.

Borgo Borghese is run with passion and you feel like home when you reach the place and see Salvos and Deborahs smiling faces and their charming way of treating all guests.

We can recommend this place without hesitation to families or couples!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Familie
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Tashavl1
Durham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic, can't recommend highly enough!”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

Debora, Salvo and Irene were the perfect hosts! The apartment was spotless and full of everything you might need. Our kids had a great time playing with Pepino the donkey and all the other animals! Brilliant stay and we can't wait to come back!

Travelling group: Family
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Matt M
1 review
“Debora and Salvo are amazing, and so is their guest house.”
Reviewed 27 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Debora stayed up late to collect and greet us when we arrived late. They provided us with fresh eggs, fruit, and wine from their property. They gave us bicycles to explore with. They showed us where we could pick more fresh produce from their garden. Most importantly, they invited us into their house and treated us like family on Christmas day. These people are the personification of Sicilian kindness. The property is so beautiful and peaceful you can forget your outside lives and relax.

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