Umberto's place is beautifully located in the hills of Taromina, a short walk to the centre of Taromina via steps down to the city (about 10 minutes) and Umberto helpfully marks these on a map. Taromina is quite a busy tourist place so we were happy to come back to the tranquility and great views this apartment has to offer. Just be aware you would have to climb the stairs back up which was fine for us in our early 30s with no ailments.
The apartment itself is newly refurbished to a good standard with good amenities and some nice touches left by the host (e.g. Chocolates and a nespresso machine). Very clean and comfortable communal area. A bonus for us is that we could park for free outside the apartment.
The doors to the bedrooms are "japanese style" so quite thin, and therefore you can on occasion hear the people in the next bedroom, however this was not an issue for us as we are a close group of friends.
Would recommend staying here.