Francesca's place is one more overrated place available here.
The family who runs the place are very nice people and they answered all the messages that I sent them within 2 hours.
The entrance of the building is located in a alley which I found unsafe to walk through coming back from dinner at night. I had to use my phone's flash light.
The place is located about 15 minutes walking from downtown Taormina and 10 minutes from the bus terminal. The beach can be reached after 20 minutes going down the steps.
The room that I booked "camera 04", was dark and the bathroom had a strong sewage smell. The water pressure of the shower was very weak, the water would not drain the way it should, and the towels were worn out and unserviceable.
I asked them for another room and they let me take a room with a sea view for two nights, but I would have to return to the room that I was afterwards. I left the place before my booked nights were over. I tried to explain to them that I wasn't happy with the room, but it didn't help. When I asked them through airbnb messages if they could not charge me for the remaining time I would leave behind, I got the message "I'm sorry, but we don't do reimbursements".
The breakfast was a croissant and a cup of coffee which is served from 8 till 10:00am in a kitchen/cafe downstairs.
I believe it depends of where you come from you would rate this place a 5 or 1 star.
I personally would not stay again at Francesca's place and I do not recommend it to anyone.
Btw, I did not leave the place immediately after my first night because of the "strict cancellation policy".