Perfect Perch Above the Fray
Posted Sep 15, 2016
The Villa Ducale is perfect for a short stay in Taormina. There is a bracing climb to and from the town, so I imagine that, for a longer stay, this would get tiresome. The hotel does have a shuttle, but the hours are a little irregular. I would also highly recommend the restaurant, with one of the best views imaginable, great food and decent prices. We actually paid more for our mediocre lunch on Taormina's main drag. The staff is uniformly warm and helpful, with invisible minions anticipating your every wish. After a rain, we though about taking a soak in the hot tub. We looked and the tub was open, with dry towels awaiting. If you only have a day or two in this town, this hotel,is definitely worth the splurge.