Villa Ducale

Location Taormina

Postcode 98039

Telephone +39 0942 28153


Why we love it...

Everything we seek

The Place

It’s hard to fault Villa Ducale. Originally a Taormina coaching inn, it was converted into a patrician home at the turn of the century by the great-grandfather of the present owner, Andrea Quartucci. In 1993, he and his wife opened the house to guests and their new venture was an instant success. Why? Because of the wonderful terrace, the feel of a family home, the unexpected, special touches and the friendliness of the staff. No two rooms are alike (try for one with a private terrace), but they all have fine linen on the beds, billowing curtains and terrazzo floors, painted furniture and pretty bedheads; in one junior suite is the painted bed, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, of Andrea’s grandparents. Many walls are decorated with trompe l’oeil or with fruit, a symbol of richness in Sicily.
Perhaps the real quality of Villa Ducale comes through best at breakfast, served until 11.30 am. You won’t easily forget sitting on the broad balcony, the table before you laden with fruit, local cheeses, specially baked bread and Sicilian iced cakes, with its amazing view across the town, the bay and Mount Etna. Sipping a drink there at sunset is pretty romantic, too. A recent ecstatic report from a reader only confirms our enthusiasm, as does the recent Tripadvisor ranking of Ducale as the 6th best luxury hotel in the world.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 17; 12 double and twin, 5 suites, all with bath; all rooms have phone, TV, air conditioning, minibar, hairdryer
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, light snacks
Facilities sitting room, library, bar, breakfast room, terrace, hot tub, wifi, free shuttle to Taormina
Accessibility access difficult
Pets by arrangement

To Book

Contact Dr Andrea and Rosaria Quartucci
Call +39 0942 28153
Fax +39 0942 28710

Good To Know

Address Via Leonardo da Vinci 60, Taormina 98039

The Location

Find this place: above town centre, on road to Castelmola; limited car parking

What's nearby: Greek theatre; Corso Umberto; excursions to Etna

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