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Between Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea, a home away from home overlooking Taormina

Unique Qualities

  • A grand Sicilian villa with an aristocratic past
  • Distinctively designed rooms and suites by Studio Arena
  • Panoramic dining terrace with soul-stirring ocean and volcano vistas

The hotel in detail

From the Caltagirone ceramic floors to the wrought iron beds, Villa Ducale stays true to its roots. Once the handsome home of Italian nobility, it has been lovingly transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. Today, this romantic retreat blends authentic charm with modern designer style – and staff who make every stay extra special.

There’s a Jacuzzi pool, circled by gardens and loungers, plus plenty of quiet beaches nearby. But the views are the feather in this hotel’s cap. Gaze at Giardini Naxos Bay, the Straits of Messina and Mount Etna from your bedroom – or the panoramic terrace. Here, afternoons are made for coffee and cake, while cocktail hour is at 6pm. Nibble complimentary canapés, clink glasses and say ‘salute’ as the sun goes down and candlelit tables pop up for dinner. Chef Santina inherited her grandmother’s passion for cooking, and her delicious cuisine celebrates local, organic ingredients.

The ancient ‘Greek Theatre’. The picture-perfect public gardens. Taormina is brimming with historical sites and contemporary charm – and Villa Ducale is close to it all. Hop on board the hotel’s shuttle into the town one day, and to a quiet beach the next. Then there are boat rides, wine tasting sessions and private cooking lessons to enjoy. The Villa Ducale team will happily suggest sightseeing hotspots – or fix up a guided tour.

  • 18 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 floors

Hotel type:

Country house

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Things to enjoy

Key Features

Bar

Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Air conditioning

Check in
  • 02:00 PM
Check out
  • 11:00 AM
Hotel Facilities
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bath with shower
  • Bathrobe
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa bed
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
Services
  • Childcare service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
Recreation
  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Aerobics 2 Km
  • Gym 2 Km
  • Hiking 2 Km
  • Outdoor pool 2 Km
  • Fishing 5 Km
  • Jet skiing 5 Km
  • Sailing 5 Km
  • Scuba diving 5 Km
  • Snorkeling 5 Km
  • Swimming 5 Km
  • Water skiing 5 Km
  • Watersports 5 Km
  • 18 hole golf course 35 Km
  • Nature trails 35 Km

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