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

luxury hotel in Taormina, sicily

  • A grand Sicilian villa with the feel of a family home
  • Distinctively designed rooms and suites by Studio Arena
  • Panoramic dining terrace with soul-stirring ocean and volcano vistas

Hotel Villa Ducale

Situated in an elevated position above Taormina, life in Hotel Villa Ducale revolves around its stunning terrace. From here you can enjoy the most wonderful views across the Taormina coastline and Mount Etna and relax over a gorgeous Sicilian buffet breakfast, created daily with only the freshest of produce. This romantic retreat blends authentic charm with modern designer style and staff who make every stay extra special.

Relax in the hotel's serene gardens or head out to one of the 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 Hotel Villa Ducale team will happily suggest sightseeing hotspots – or fix up a guided tour.

  • 18 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 floors

Hotel type:

Country house


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning



Wireless internet connection


Wedding services

Check in
  • 1400
Check out
  • 1100
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • Concierge desk
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Lounges/bars
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Security
  • Valet parking
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Air conditioning individually controlled
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • CD player
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Direct dial phone number
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • King bed
  • Minibar
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Premium Movie Channels
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking trail
  • Jetski
  • Mountain biking trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court
  • Theatre
  • Wine tasting


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