Iconic Italian charm melds together with sheer Sicilian magic in this boutique hotel

Perched in the tumbling hilltops of Taormina, Villa Ducale Taormina effortlessly integrates ample authenticity, lavish flair, and seaside living all into one. Alongside the sublime coastal scenery, soaring Mount Etna paints the background, with the panoramic landscape boasting unforgettable views at every angle.

Vibrant, light-filled suites, a decadent gastronomy scene, and an intimate courtyard will undoubtedly ignite the philosophical and artistic flame within. Kick back poolside with an Aperol Spritz, relish in an authentic plate of fresh Italian gnocchi, bask in the morning light as you sip on a piccolo espresso on the balcony, soak up the sweeping seaside vistas, or simply sit back and immerse yourself in the hidden charm weaved throughout every inch of Villa Ducale Taormina boutique hotel. Head for a sunset dip in the green-graced, turquoise pool and peer down at the bustling terracotta-tiled town illustrating the colorful horizon.

Awe-inspiring art and reveling romance evoke a resplendent rapture in Villa Ducale Taormina, with each and every element meticulously laid out to inspire. Sicilian character is fruitfully fringed with a sustainable touch, making the property stand out from the crowd. You’ll be left with cherished memories and meaningful experiences deeply rooted in your heart.

Laura SlabaughLaura Slabaugh
00:21 06 Nov 23
5 stars is not enough to sing the praises of the Villa Ducale! This stylish and magical hotel was the 1st stop on our honeymoon. My husband and I arrived cranky after the airline lost our luggage. But any upset we felt was immediately forgotten the second we stepped foot on this beautiful property where we were met by the kindest staff who greeted us with a glass of Prosecco and a snack, and showed us to THE most stunning hotel room with a private terrace overlooking all of Taormina, the sea, and Mt. Etna. The views, comfort, cleanliness, and gracious staff are enough to make this a 5-start experience, but the food takes it over the top. With a wide-selection breakfast buffet and exceptional dinner, these were some of the best meals we had on our 12 day vacation eating our way across several cities. The Ducale is truly a dream, don't hesitate, book it!
Netta SarryNetta Sarry
16:57 22 Sep 23
This hotel at the top has the most beautiful views overlooking Taormina and mt etna. It was a complete dream! The staff here also went above and beyond to make us feel special as we celebrated a birthday. Thank you again for a fabulous stay!! Wish we could of spent more nights here.
Victoria LenchVictoria Lench
13:47 31 Aug 23
We were really excited to stay here, but it fell short of expectation.This is an expensive, boutique hotel - so naturally you expect the best.The pro's: 1. The breakfast was great. 2. The views.The con's: Our room - albeit one of the cheaper one's - wasn't great. For 300 euros, we had a tiny room (could barely walk around the bed). What's more - we had ants all over our bed. When I informed reception - I was told "we're in a remote location, it happens". I have stayed in lots of remote locations and never had ants in my bed!! They tried to get rid of them but we had ants crawling around during the night and the next morning. There was no apology or compensation which I was surprised by.For the price, it was a disappointing stay and a disappointing response from the team.
Shadai StanaShadai Stana
19:17 26 Jul 23
Our hotel experience was amazing. The hotel and the view are perfect but the staff is really what makes this place shine. They are so welcoming and helpful and truly made our stay. My sister and I want to go back just to see them again! We also met the owner and he was the sweetest. You can tell he really cares about his hotels and guests. Breakfast is delicious and dinner is superb. I can’t recommend this hotel enough!
Michele RizziMichele Rizzi
13:46 01 Jul 23
We loved staying at the Villa Ducale. The staff were very attentive and any issue we had was solved promptly. (air con not working)The food was lovely and great to have a shuffle to take you to town.I think if this is the first time in Taormina I would recommend something closer, perhaps their sister hotel. This was a bit too far away.
06:12 30 Jun 23
I think this is one of the best hotels that I’ve ever visited! It’s perched high up so the views are amazing, and there are stairs that lead you down to the city center (we loved getting the exercise going in and out of city center). When we arrived we were greeted by Santina, who was very sweet and helpful. She took the time to give us an overview of the hotel and of Taormina, which made it much easier for us to plan our day to day activities. I’ve never had a hotel in Italy do that, and it really made our vacation much better! I will recommend Villa Ducale to all my friends and family that are visiting Taormina, including my Italian friends (that live in Italy). It’s a really special place and we hope to return in the future!
Robert CartmellRobert Cartmell
17:49 28 Jun 23
An incredible experience in Taormina. We visited on our honeymoon and the design suite was great with amazing views.The front office helped book a tour of Mount Etna, transfer from the airport, and transfer to the beach club.The breakfast was a treat every morning as well.
o wagnero wagner
20:11 08 Jun 23
Loved our stay here. So accommodating and friendly. The check-in experience was the best of our trip. The views are amazing and the proximity to walking paths into the town are easily accessible. Also the walk to the small village of Castlemola is a great workout in the morning and so worth it to grab a granita and Brioche
rose sonrose son
13:05 01 May 23
Picture-perfect views and friendly staff.. Other than the difficulty in parking, everything is great.We stayed at this hotel for three days.The restaurant view is so beautiful that both the restaurant and the hotel are well worth a visit for Taormina tourists. The reception staff are also very friendly and pleasant. The room condition was also clean and very good. If we visit Taormina again, we will definitely come back to this hotel.
Boutique Hotel
19 Rooms
  • Igniting taste buds at the restaurant with freshly-caught Mediterranean seafood and a crisp glass of local Prosecco
  • Taking in the fresh scents from the flower-fringed, cliffside pool
  • Indulging in a home-made Sicilian cannoli while reading a book in the courtyard
  • Soaking up the afternoon sun from the comfort of a private balcony
  • Feeling the fresh breeze flow through the wide-scale windows while peering out to towering Mount Etna

Rooms Overview

Contemporary charm dashed with dazzling Sicilian details creates a sense of luxe authenticity. Arched, curtain-draped windows, vibrantly-coloured walls, romance-fueled artwork, and modern features all come together to make Villa Ducale all the more unique. Private terraces and bliss-inducing balconies proffer pleasurable pursuits and all-enticing views of Taormina.


2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the courtyard

Nestled in the heart of the property, with stunning views overlooking the plant-lined courtyard, this room boasts intimacy and Italian flair. Sip on a complimentary peppermint tea as you peer out the grandiose windows down into the colourful interior below. Marvel at the stone feature wall, the vibrant Mediterranean tiles, and all the other intricate details adorning the room.

Superior Double

2 guests Private terrace View into the mountains

Luxe Italian charm is entrenched in the rich design and flamboyant features of this room. Step outside onto your private terrace as you bask in the breathtaking views of the bay and Mount Etna. Revel in a sense of recluse and rapport from the comfort of this home away from home.

Top Superior

2 guests Panoramic View Private terrace

Soak up all the serenity from this colourful, grandiose suite. Sprawl in the stunning sunset views over mystical Mount Etna, the Bay of Giardini Naxos, and the buzzing city life down below. Read a book on your very own sun lounger chair, or spritz yourself up with a cocktail on the chairs and tables of your private, plant-lined terrace.

De Luxe

2 guests Private terrace View into the sea

The opulence of this suite can be found fused in the rich hues of blue and contemporary Italian features. Start your day with an authentic breakfast out on your furnished terrace, or watch the sun depart over the crashing coastline from the solace of the curtain-draped sun loungers.

Junior Suite

2 guests Balcony View into the sea

Get swept away in the dark tones and lush design of this unique suite. The bold, charismatic details contrast with the visible greenery and ocean views, which seep effortlessly into the space. Cosy up with a good book on the large sofa, or head out to the balcony to watch the sun rise in the early hours of the morning.

Rooftop Suite

guests Panoramic View Private terrace View into the city

This light-filled, large suite not only boasts luxury and contemporary charm; the real beauty of this gem lies within the bathroom. Pamper yourself in this large steamy space, take a shower as you bask in the spectacular views of Mount Etna and the bay. By night, you can watch the city lights paint the town all shades of gold, yellow, and red.

Design Suite

4 guests Private terrace Two-bedroom suite View into the mountains View into the sea

Classy, Italian design meets a bright, spacious suite. Enjoy a glass of red wine in the living room, refresh yourself in the waterfall shower, or step out onto your private balcony overlooking the pool and ocean.

Luxury Suite with Exclusive Seaview

6 guests Panoramic View Private terrace Two-bedroom suite View into the sea

Showcasing a more modern feel, this wide space encapsulates a rather quirky, yet elegant design. Socialise in the sun beds, soak up the views, or enjoy sunset cocktails on your very own, private terrace. End the day replenishing your senses under the waterfall shower, before kicking back on the cosy sofas with a good glass of vino.

Services and facilities

Pets friendly
Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
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Taste the flavors

Relish your taste buds

Villa Ducale’s restaurant offers an authentic slice of Sicilian cuisine. Rich in Mediterranean flavours, mouth-watering scents, and top-notch presentation, the gastronomy scene here will leave you coming back for more. Bask in the glorious panoramic views as you enjoy a beef carpaccio, freshly-made ravioli, or local seafood plate. Pair your meal with a Sicilian white wine or a classic negroni, or crank it up a notch with a Limoncello Spritz or an Old Fashion.
Don’t forget to finish up with a delectable tiramisu, a pistachio semifreddi, or a tartelletta with seasonal fruit and freshly whipped cream.

Fuel up with breakfast

What better way to embark upon a day of sightseeing than by indulging in a homemade breakfast. Keep it simple with seasonal fruits and yoghurt, or enjoy an omelette to your taste. Relish in the flavours of a traditional Sicilian speciality, ‘Scacciata’, one of Taormina’s temptingly tasty pies, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of plum cakes, tarts and scrumptious cookies.

About sustainability


Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

  • This boutique hotel boasts bountiful opportunities to get immersed in local cultural experiences. Unique hiking experiences to Mount Etna and authentic Italian cooking classes are just among a few of the fruitful options on offer.
  • Hotel Villa Ducale selects locally-sourced, seasonal fruits and freshly-caught seafood to accompany a range of palatable plates served in the restaurant.
  • Rooms and suites are equipped with eco-friendly amenities and recycled construction material, placing emphasis on sustainable architecture.
  • This boutique hotel is fringed with verdant local plants in both the interior and exterior. This thoughtful touch of greenery brings a sense of life into the interior of the property and melds its Mediterranean roots with the contemporary design.

Explore the location

Surrounded by sublime scenery all around, there are big attractions, hidden gems and pleasurable pursuits tucked in every corner of Taormina. Trek the teeming trails of the active volcano, Mount Etna, discover the rich history residing in the ancient Greek-Roman theatre, get lost in the quaint, labyrinth-like streets, or soak up the sun from the nature reserve of Isola Bella.

Explore the area like a local

Hotel Villa Ducale offers a convenient concierge service to help make getting around Taormina easier. They offer a shuttle bus between the hotel and the town's centre, and can even organise airport pick up and drop off.

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