Perched above Taormina on the road to the medieval village of Castelmola,
the Hotel Villa Ducale is an aristocratic Sicilian villa that has been converted into a charming boutique hotel. In 2011 the Conde' Nast Award for "Most Excellent Luxury Guest House" was conferred upon this very special property with the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a private home.
The 17 guestrooms and Suites of Hotel Villa Ducale are all themed and individually furnished in typical Sicilian style. All antiques and painted ceramics are handmade by local artisans who preserve Sicily's most precious traditions. Renovated each year during the winter closing period, the rooms are spacious and most of them are equipped with a jacuzzi-type whirlpool bath. All of them have a private balcony or terrace with breathtaking views of the Taormina sea coast and Mount Etna. Guests can relax sitting in the wrought-iron chairs or sun loungers while enjoying the gentle breeze of the Mediterranean mixed with the scent of flowers.
A plentiful buffet breakfast is served each morning on the panoramic terrace overlooking the sea. It includes delicious Sicilian specialties and typical cakes, all homemade with fresh, natural ingredients. Every day at sunset, a cocktail hour with complimentary Sicilian appetizers and canapes is held on the panoramic terrace; a good opportunity to meet other travelers and to sip your favorite drink while watching the sun set over the Mediterranean.
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