My husband and I decided to stay at the hotel Villa Ducale Taormina after reading reviews. The hotel is beautiful, well maintained, and it has amazing views. The service and the ambiance are excellent. We had a room with a small terrace, a table and chairs, but we could not enjoy it as much since it was cold and rainy some days. The room was large, comfortable, included a small living room. The bathroom was beautiful and large as well. We had dinner daily at the hotel. The menu offered a variety of options, which were all very good, very home-made style. Excellent quality of ingredients. The dinner was served at the terrace where breakfast was also served every morning. The breakfast also offered multiple options from home made pastries, to prosciutto. The terrace view is beautiful facing the Etna, the sea, the mountains. You can also stay at the terrace in the afternoon, just to relax. It was my first visit to Sicily. I celebrated my birthday there. The Chef cooked a special meal for me and it was exquisite! Because it is located high, there is a shuttle to get to the main town to and from the hotel. We decided to walk, though. The walk is through a nice path, surrounded by trees, plants and outstanding views.It takes 20 minutes to get to the main town streets, where shops and restaurants are located. I definitely recommend to stay here during your visit to Sicily.