Louisa and the entire staff at Villa Brittania are beyond phenomenal. If you want to experience true Sicilian hospitality come to Villa Brittania. A quick, five minute walk to the... read more center of Taormina, VB is a welcome retreat after a day in the sun and crowds. We cannot recommend Louisa and get tan enough. Grazie di cuore per un’esperienza fenomenale!
July 8, 2023
Great choise in Taormina - Great choise if you are looking for a B&B in Taormina. The athmosphere and surrounging of the house is beautiful and homely. The area is peaceful and within a short... read more walk from the city. Be in time - there are only two rooms to be rented. We stayed at Truman Capote suite where you have an amazing view to the area.
May 22, 2023
Once in a lifetime experience! - What a unique experience! We had a private cooking lesson with local chefs, made our own YUMMY pasta and tasted multiple wines on the fabulous terrace at this lovely Italian... read more villa. Can’t say enough nice things about the quality of the food and hospitality of the owner Louisa and her chefs. This might be our top activity during our trip to Sicily and we have traveled to Italy often. Our grown sons had a blast and plan to cook the recipes for friends when they return to the U.S. You must try this wonderful outing with your friends or family!
May 5, 2023
For Five nights we had a Villa in Taormina with a beautiful view of the sea as our home. - When we travel, we often wonder if the places we select on line can be as good or better than what we see online. In the case of Villa... read more Britannia, our 5 night stay exceeded our wildest dreams. Upon arrival at the Villa after a day long train ride from the Amalfi coast, we were met by the charming Louisa who owns the villa. The Villa is nested in the hills surrounding the city, but a short and easy 10 minute walk into the historical center. She quickly had us settled into the Truman Capote Suite and offered us a bottle of incredible red wine. We were her first guests of the season and the only guests, so we were able to enjoy the Villa as our own home. Every morning, Louisa offered us breakfast on the terrace. Breakfast consisted. of fresh tomatoes, olives, oranges, eggs, etc. and delicious coffee and served whenever we wanted. She also offers selection of wines to enjoy during your stay at a reasonable prices. One afternoon, she prepared us lunch after a cooking class for some other people. Some nights, we just elected to eat the Villa and enjoy the selection of the wine and the beauty of the home. Our room was comfortable and quiet with an expansive bath and a terrace with a stunning view. Louisa was always available as needed to help us with dinner reservations, advice on sight seeing and even ordered a pizza delivery for us one evening. She was a wonderful host and we plan to return. Taormina was beautiful and the Villa Britannia is the perfect place to stay.
April 9, 2023
Heaven in Taormina - Our stay in Villa Britannia was absolutely magical. My husband and I, along with our three girls spent three glorious nights in this utterly captivating and charming villa, which boasts... read more stunning sea views, spacious and comfortable rooms, and a decor aesthetic that is an artist's dream! We were welcomed by the kind, generous, and brilliant host Louisa, whose warmth and depth of knowledge about her city and the region was truly impressive. The food and drink were exceptional and we felt pampered throughout our stay. We were only saddened not to have been able to take part in the renowned cooking classes offered at the villa, but we are already planning our return trip and will certainly not miss out the next time!! We cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful and perfectly situated place. An experience that is not to be missed!
March 28, 2023
Amazing Villa to share with friends or family. - If you have to e chance to stay at this Villa you should. One of the most charming, beautiful villas we have stayed at. The interior design is amazing with... read more local touches throughout the Villa. An amazing bar and outside Terrance looking at the ocean. 5 min walk to city center. A perfect location. The owner Louisa made the whole experience from booking to our department perfect. She is truly a local gem. We did the cooking class with her and she help arrange dinners and transformation. C ant wait to go back.
February 22, 2023
Four of us--my wife and I and another couple--stayed at Villa Britannia for four nights in October. With only two rooms, the Villa was effectively a private residence for... read more us only better, since Louisa, the proprietor, made an excellent, cooked breakfast to order each morning. In addition, she also provided unlimited assistance in optimizing our experience in Sicily with respect to restaurants, activities, and transportation. Having access to a living room and outdoor porch, each, like our rooms, with a view of the sea, was magnificent. Louisa frequently asked that we make ourselves at home; Villa Britannia very much felt like our home to us during our stay.
We partook in a cooking class with Louisa and Elvira (sp?), a highly accomplished Sicilian chef. The class was excellent and the lunch consuming what was prepared comprised our best meal during the trip.
Bottom line: when visiting Taomina, stay at Villa Britannia for a wonderful experience with a most accommodating hostess. Moreover, the value Villa Britannia provides for a moderate tariff is outstanding.
December 5, 2022
Hidden gem in Sicily - Villa Britannia is beautiful and a jewel in the crown of Taormina, just 5 minutes walk from the centre which offers guests a tranquil stay.
Louisa was amazing;... read more she graciously organised all our transfers, informed us of the best restaurants and booked on our behalf without hesitation. This gave us the best seats in the house or on the balconies, thank you so much Louisa.
The Villa comprises of two generously sized rooms; ours had a large patio balcony with sea view which had two loungers, chairs and marble table, a great vista with drinks.
We had a great selection of continental breakfast everyday with additional items and always a large array of fruit and juices. Please ask for the poached eggs it’s a must!
Nothing was too much for Louisa as she was an incredible host; warm and passionate about Sicilly and the local area, her knowledge enabled us to visit the best parts. This saved us time and money.
We participated in a cookery class and learnt some new skills, the chef Avenna (apologies if spelt incorrectly) was wonderful, very professional in her attitude and love of Sicilian food, always smiling and helpful in her style of teaching/ cooking.
We loved the food so much we asked for a private dining experience and even though it was short notice Louisa was willingly able to arrange. We loved her choice of wines, all locally sourced.
We recommend a boat trip along the coast and stop off at the Lido La Pigna for lunch, superb choice of seafood available, again ask Louisa to book, they considered Louisa to be their friend and showed us to the best seat overlooking the bay.
Rosmarino was our favorite restaurant; great food, hospitality and value.
The Villa is a great location for couples; families with children and people traveling alone, you will never feel alone with Louisa as she made our holiday a special experience. We felt like we’d met an old friend and can’t thank you enough Louisa for your warmth, hospitality and generosity.
We will come again soon.
October 9, 2022
Very Special B&B - We had booked this B&B pre COVID, and finally got the chance to visit for 5 days in Early September 22. It was certainly worth the wait. We had the... read more best time, and Louisa was the best host you could ever hope for. We booked the 2 rooms, so had the house mainly to ourselves. It was our 1st visit to Sicily (Taormina), so we relied quite a bit on Louisa for recommendations on restaurants, beach clubs, tours etc, and all were 10/10. Don’t miss the Opera if you visit, it was amazing. We also did the cooking class with Elvira & Louisa. Just the 4 of us, eating what we had prepared, including amazing local wines. What a night! The Villa itself is beautiful. Incredible location, with amazing views over the coastline. Louisa is a star, she made us all feel so special, with no request ever an issue. We can’t wait to visit again one day soon.
October 9, 2022
Taormina Stay - Taormina Stay
We had been booked into stay at Villa Britannia over two years ago and due to Covid this had to be postponed. We finally got to stay for... read more a week in September 2022 and wow what a week we had. We stayed in the Villa which has two rooms with family members.
Both the rooms were spacious, clean and came with lovely patio areas to enjoy the views over Taormina.
Louisa our host had arranged everything for us from our transfer to and from the airport to recommending various restaurants throughout the stay she was fantastic. She greeted us on arrival like a member of her family and this carried on throughout our stay.
As with other reviews breakfast was a picture and whatever the combination a great start to the day.
The Villa is situated just outside the centre of Taormina, around a 5 minute walk into the centre, this makes the Villa so peaceful throughout day.
We were lucky enough to be able to both attend the cookery class and also organise a private dinner at the Villa, excellent, excellent, excellent.
We will be back, thank you Louisa for being a great host.
Kevin & Teresa
October 8, 2022
A beautiful night in Taormina - My family and I spent an evening cooking and eating at Louisa’s Villa Brittania cooking school. Everything about the experience was first rate without being fussy. We gathered in the... read more picturesque kitchen to learn about good Sicilian cooking while assisting a truly masterful chef. Louisa, a warm, consummate host, narrated the steps for preparing the multi-course meal as we chopped and twisted home-made pasta, drank Prosecco and sank into the experience. Once on the balcony of Louisa’s stunning home in this quiet, lovely Taormina neighborhood, we spent hours enjoying the best meal we had in Italy. It was a memorable night.
September 30, 2022
Believe the Reviews: Villa Britannia is Amazing! - We finally got to stay at Villa Britannia. After several reservations, cancelled due to Covid, we finally got there. You can believe all the reviews, the Villa Britannia... read more lives up to all the hype. Sitting high on the hill in Taormina (don't be alarmed of where it's located, you can walk to town in 10 minutes) with incredible views of Taormina and the Mediterranean. Upon arrival we met Louisa the owner who gave us a tour of the villa. This is a two room inn (actually the home of her grandmother at one time), we were in the Truman Capote Room, a very spacious room, decorated with antiques, with an outside private patio with incredible views of Taormina below and the sea. In addition, the inn has a large kitchen downstairs along with a large living room, full bar and a outdoor patio area. Louisa is a dynamo...she's lived in Taormina virtually all her life, she provides great advice on restaurants, sites, how to get to places outside of Taormina..she's incredible or as she describes things that are great; "Brilliant". Breakfast is prepared by Lousia each morning...sitting with the moving sun in the east you just fall in love with the place. On our first night we and another couple attended a cooking class headed by Louisa who provided a running commentary on the dishes we were preparing. The chef, Elvira demonstrated how to prepare each course. This woman knows her stuff and she has a great pedigree; she cooked for Pope John Paul II, Andrea Bocelli and Mick Jagger. You prepare a 4-course dinner, then after you're done you sit down on the patio and enjoy the meal with some great wines. It was a wonderful experience. Making a fusilli-like pasta was the highlight for me, particularly since I can't even boil an egg, Don't miss the opportunity to participate in one of Louisa's cooking class...they're so much fun.
On a scale of 1-5 this Villa is a 10! No doubt about it. Enjoy your stay at this beautiful spot...on by the way, We can't wait to go back!
September 23, 2022
Magical is the only way to describe our experience at Villa Britannia. Louisa welcomed us like family. We are a family of 4 so the 2 rooms were... read more perfect for us. We were fortunate enough to stay there AND take one of the amazing cooking classes. Cooking with Elvera was something we will never forget - we learned so much and ate an incredible meal. The entire home is decorated beautifully - bringing Sicily to life. I spent siestas on the balcony and in the lounge. The fresh foods were delicious and we looked forward to each breakfast on the balcony. Louisa and Marco make you feel like family while also ensuring you have your own space - perfectly done! They also helped us with all of our questions to ensure we experienced the best of Taormina. If you go to Taormina you must plan to take a cooking class or stay at Villa Britannia - it is not to me missed. We will definitely be back!
July 14, 2022
PERFECTO,,, - Villa Britannia is wonderful. The host Louisa was just wonderful. From the moment we arrived at the Villa we were treated like royalty. She made us feel... read more like part of the family. A truly wonderful experience staying there and don’t miss out on her cooking class. The rooms were prefect, the breakfast even better. Love Louisa, her beautiful family and the general area. You wont be sorry, I only hope to return one day.
May 28, 2022
Amazing place - We had the most amazing cooking day, Louisa is a passionate host & altogether lovely person. Chef Elvera is fabulous. The local produce was a taste sensation, we learnt... read more many things & had the most fabulous afternoon sampling the delights on the beautiful terrace with views over the sea. This will stick in my mind as one of the best experiences I have ever had, Thankyou Louisa , Elvera & Marco ( Louisa’s Husband who gave us a performance on the piano ) for a fantastic time. 😃😍
May 22, 2022
Louisa & Marco are amazing and Villa is fantastic!!! - Myself and close friends finally arrived in Taormina after several cancellations due to covid. It was a celebration of 2 of our 60th birthdays. Taormina is beautiful but for us... read more Louisa, Marco and chef El Vera made the holiday a wonderful memory we shall never forget. The villa is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous spacious bedrooms both with balconies and breath taking views. We went for the exclusive cooking class..which we participated in by mainly eating the amazing food sampling the beautiful wines !!! 😂. Louisa described each course in detail with so much passion ( she’s a beautiful person both inside and out) Let’s not forget to mention the wonderful chef El Vera, this lady in one amazing chef so much so she has cooked for the Pope!!! The food was better than any of the best in town and we ate in a fair few. Marco was always at hand for anything we may need. Overall Louisa and Marco are best hosts we have ever had on our travels with 5 star accommodation. If you stay do not miss out on the Italian cooking class - an absolute must!! Thank you once again for making our holiday so memorable. Hope to see you again very soon Louisa & Marco.Caio 😘
May 14, 2022
A perfect villa in Tamorina!! - Villa Britannia is a gem! We booked this villa as we were traveling with 2 couples and it was a perfect choice. Louisa is a wonderful host and she makes... read more you feel like it is your home while you are there. Her villa is very comfortable with comfortable beds and spacious bedrooms with balconies of beautiful views overlooking the ocean. There are gardens to enjoy. She provided us with a wonder driver Antonio who took us to great areas of interest, Mount Etna and a wonderful winery. Also a must is to take her cooking class which was excellent!! Can not wait to go back. She really treats you like family! ❤️
May 10, 2022
Incredible end to our honeymoon! - Villa Britannia is one of those special places you will never forget! Me and my husband stayed here as our last stop on our honeymoon and we intentionally saved the... read more best until last.
We arrived later at night due to flight times and Marco was there to greet us and impressively carry our really heavy cases , that were missing wheels from travelling round Italy by this point! It was a really warm welcome and he showed us to our room, we had booked the Truman Capote suite which was just beautiful and had all the facilities you could need.
In the morning we got to appreciate the beautiful view from the balcony. The breakfast at the villa is standout, so many options and all so fresh! Also just a really relaxed environment to eat breakfast and take in views of the sea!!
Whilst we were there we did a cooking class, again this was amazing, so enjoyable and would really recommend! The food was delicious and it was so fun to get to be hands on in the kitchen too. If you are staying here, I would really recommend you book onto one if you can.
Luisa was a fab host, giving us great recommendations throughout!
We hope to return one day in the future if we can . Thanks so much Villa Britannia for making our honeymoon, your place is incredible.
November 13, 2021
Louisa and the entire staff at Villa Brittania are beyond phenomenal. If you want to experience true Sicilian hospitality come to Villa Brittania. A quick, five minute walk to the... read more
July 8, 2023
Great choise in Taormina - Great choise if you are looking for a B&B in Taormina. The athmosphere and surrounging of the house is beautiful and homely. The area is peaceful and within a short... read more
May 22, 2023
Once in a lifetime experience! - What a unique experience! We had a private cooking lesson with local chefs, made our own YUMMY pasta and tasted multiple wines on the fabulous terrace at this lovely Italian... read more
May 5, 2023