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A place of uncomplicated luxury and uninterrupted views, Villa Ducale is an intimate, romantic Boutique Hotel in Taormina, where you can relax, unwind and experience all of the magic of Sicily.  Italian styled luxury accommodation, the very best Sicilian cuisine and with sensational views of majestic Mount Etna and the twinkling Ionian Sea – spend a weekend or leisurely vacation here and you will never want to leave.

There are 19 utterly irresistible, newly refurbished, rooms and suites in this beautiful old Sicilian Villa; a restaurant where you can feast on fresh flavours and fish from the Straits of Messina and a recently added panoramic pool, surrounded by green flowers and plants, with a spectacular view of the bay.

The legendary town of Taormina has attracted poets, authors, artists and film stars for generations.  Oscar Wilde, Brahms, Tenessee Williams and Truman Capote, just a few of the creative spirits who have drawn inspiration from this magical hilltop town; where Greta Garbo famously sought peace and solitude from the Hollywood spotlight. Follow in the footsteps of history’s great romantics and discover the extraordinarily rich cultural and sensory experience that Sicily has to offer.

The Villa’s free, regular shuttle service will take you to the fascinating town centre whose celebrated ruins and ancient (still in use) Greek Theatre draw a crowd year-round.

Villa Ducale captures the unique character and intense flavours of Sicily and will wholeheartedly seduce you with its sensual charm – romance is always in the air at this very special luxury boutique hotel in Taormina.

Built as a luxury home, Villa Ducale Boutique Hotel enjoys a privileged position in Taormina with the kind of views you never forget: over terracotta rooftops to Mount Etna and down to Taormina Bay and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.

Instantly inviting, stone steps encircle the Villa with pretty, colourful flowers lining the way beckoning, come, “Make Yourself At Home” and enjoy the glorious Sicilian sunshine, scent, scenery and sea.

Villa Ducale is a small luxury hotel owned and cared for by Andrea and Rosaria Quartucci who were born to run this charming hillside hideaway overlooking the undulating Sicilian coast.  Attentive, knowledgeable and passionate hosts, it’s obvious they love this place and it’s easy to see why.

When they first started, in 1990, their ambition was to create a boutique hotel that captured the very best of Taormina and Sicily and to deliver a service experience equal to the very best hotels in Italy.  Their purpose and focus has been unwavering and just recently they have spent time completely renovating the 19 luxury rooms and suites to deliver warm bright spaces invigorated by modern, illustrious Italian design.

Villa Ducale’s irresistible charm and sensational setting, together with the attention to detail and devotion of its indomitable hosts and staff have been justly rewarded – 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner:

Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Italy No.1

Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Europe No.7

Top 25 Hotels for Romance – World No.16

Top 25 Small Hotels – Italy No.10

Quite simply, one of the most romantic boutique hotels in Italy you are ever likely to stay in.

Recently refurbished, the design team from Studio Area have done a great job of modernising Villa Ducale’s traditional Sicilian style, combining vibrant colours, patterns and fabrics with a contemporary edge.

The 19 double rooms and suites come in all different shapes and sizes.  From the cosy Courtyard double to the spacious ‘Villa’ Suite with stunning views of Mount Etna and the sea, private terrace and room service customised to meet your needs.

Guest rooms are fully equipped with the customary luxury hotel conveniences, complete with Rivolta Carmignani linen and Etro bathroom toiletries.

Villa Ducale offers intimate and comfortable luxury boutique accommodation, every bit as beautiful as the surrounding scenery.

From 149 Euro to 399 Euro in low season

From 299 Euro to 799 Euro in high season

There is nothing quite like breakfast with a view to lift the spirit and soothe the soul.  Simple Sicilian recipes, traditional flavours and fresh produce will further enhance the experience as you sit back and enjoy life under the Mediterranean sun – Breakfast on the terrace at Villa Ducale is a joyful celebration of the senses.

From dawn till dusk, the terrace is the main hub of the Villa looking out to the panoramic views of the coast. This is where you’ll feast on delicious breakfasts of pastries and fresh fruit; mouth-watering lunches of pastas, salads and sandwiches; sunset cocktails and made-to-order candlelit suppers of traditional Sicilian, gluten-free cuisine cooked exactly to your taste.

Nothing is too much trouble for Chef Santina and her brigade.

You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Hotel Villa Ducale tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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Boutique Features

  • Mediterranean Sea Views & Mount Etna
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Terrace Restaurant
  • Free Shuttle Town Centre
  • In Room Climate Control
  • Flat Screen TV with Satellite Channels
  • Rivolta Carmignani Linen
  • Etro Toiletries

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Beautiful hotel with magnificent views and staff that clearly really enjoy hospitality and love their hotel. They seemed really focused on guests having a great time. From the moment we arrived - having driven several hours - they insisted we sit down on their panoramic balcony and enjoy a courtesy drink while they parked our car and unloaded our luggage. Then after 10 minutes of relaxing they joined us to talk us through their services and things they can do to make our stay memorable. After that, our keys were delivered to us, and our bags were in our room. Can’t recommend this place enough.

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