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Stayed for 3 nights in one of the suites of this luxury boutique hotel in Taormina, Sicily with a terrace and were blown away by the panoramic views over Mt Etna, Taormina and the Mediterranean sea. The ambiance of this Taormina traditional Sicilian Villa converted into a small boutique hotel was our kind of heaven, a special romantic getaway. We'd searched online and by foot for hotels in Taormina itself, and whilst they were lovely, Hotel Villa Ducale offered an authentic charm, peacefulness, privacy and a post-card beauty unlike anywhere we'd seen. All of the staff were engaging and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. We loved our aperitif on the terrace by candlelight and our beautifully prepared home style meal was to die for- we'd highly recommend eating in! We would have stayed at the hotel on the second night for dinner, but we participated in a Sicilian cooking class, which was based on traditional recipes organised by the hotel for just the two of us with the head chef from Hotel Villa Ducale's sister hotel located down the hill and we ate what we'd cooked- just lovely. We are still cooking the same dishes from the class and reminisce about how much fun we had.