67th Silver Ribbon Award Taormina
Taormina Greek Theatre
July 6th 2013, 9.30
Based on the novel by Niccolò Ammaniti, it is the story of an introverted teenager who tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time in a basement.
The soundtrack is the Italian version of “Ragazzo solo, ragazza sola” by David Bowie
Exhibition “Il Cinema sopra Taormina”
June 16 / September 30 – Taormina town libraryRead more
Patti Smith Taormina 2013
Patti Smith history
Patricia Lee ”Patti“ Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Called the “Godmother of Punk”, her work was a fusion of rock and poetry. Smith’s most widely known song is “Because the Night“, which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.
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Mark Knopfler taormina 2013
European Tour, 72 concerts in 25 nations, includng 7 dates in Italy.
On July 16th the incredible Mark Knopfler will be live at Teatro Antico
Taormina film festival 2013
Greek Theatre and Taormina Congress Hall, from June 15th to 22nd
The dates for the Film Fest 2013 are confirmed: from Saturday 15 to saturday 22 2013.Read more
Villa Ducale is a TOP25 hotels in the world for 2013
Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale wins best luxury hotel in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Tripadvisor travelers’ choice awards. Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels.
Taormina, January 18th 2013 – Hotel Villa Ducale was chosen again as a Best Luxury Hotel by TripAdvisor® in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Now in its tenth year, the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.Read more
Villa Ducale on Hideaway Report
Extract from Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report magazine:
“The boutique Taormina hotel VILLA DUCALE is run with warmth and personal style by the charming and elegant Rosaria Quartucci. Arriving on a sunny afternoon, we were ushered into the hotel lounge, where we were confronted by startling eagle’s nest views of both Mount Etna and the Mediterranean coastline. Minimal formalities dispensed with, Signora Quartucci explained our many options while in Taormina, including the various beach clubs, the hotel’s regular shutt le bus into town and her favorite restaurants.Read more
Villa Ducale among best world panoramic resorts for the CNNRead more
Villa Ducale is a Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the World
VILLA DUCALE HONORED AS Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the World IN THE 2011 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Taormina, Sicily - January 2011. Villa Ducale was chosen as a Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the World, Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Europe and Top 25 Hotels in Italy chosen by Europeans by TripAdvisor® in its 2011 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Now in its ninth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.Read more