Hospitality, beauty and attention to details
Hospitality, beauty and attention to details made this hotel the highlight of our three week Italian tour
We arrived at Villa Ducale tired and sore from our travels. We were met at the door with such kindness and warmth that our nerves were soothed and our excitement to explore Sicily returned. The hotel is beautiful with interesting rooms (we extended our stay so got to experience two of the bedrooms-great art, lovely furniture and bedding, very clean and spacious) and great views of the sea and Mount Etna.
The food was the absolute best we had on our trip. The breakfasts sumptuous and varied, and the dinners excellent. We were so happy to find the quality of preparation and presentation that we had not yet experienced on our trip that we chose to eat at the hotel every night. We were never disappointed.
So some thank yous….Paolo was informative and kind and very thoughtful, ( I arrived with a bad knee and he commiserated and offered ice). Antonio was charming. Francescia served breakfast with warmth and good humor, and Ilie, the evening waiter, was perfect in his attention to detail and made us smile.
Our favorite day was walking down into the town of Taomina after a hearty and exquisite Sicilian breakfast, touring the Greek theater, getting lost in the streets, having gelato and catching the free shuttle back to the hotel. We rested on our patio, read and looked at the ocean and at Mt. Etna. After an incredible dinner we went back to our patio and danced.
And if the hotel reads this… a suggestion. Please make a recipe book with illustrations by the icon artist!
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