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Introduction

Rosaria QuartucciHello, my name is Rosaria Quartucci and I am a hotel entrepreneur who has had the fortune to be born in Taormina and to subsequently develop my businesses here.

The privilege of living and working in a place known all over the world for its beauty has determined all the choices in my life. It is for this reason that I wish to convey to the guests at my two hotels, Hotel Villa Ducale and Villa Carlotta and to all travellers my secret wish, which is to offer to guests that choose to visit my country a picture painting of Sicily where art, nature, traditions, history and culture combine together as one with true Sicilian spirit and welcome. From this perspective Taormina itself offers a coming together of all these elements and even if only for a short holiday it is possible to experience both the harmony and the beauty of the town. more >

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The ‘Tempting Tour’ itinerary

By Sicily Holidays in : Itineraries, Taormina // Jan 10 2011

The ‘Tempting Tour’ itinerary

For the lovers of all things sweet I have introduced the ‘Tempting Tour’. The traditions of Sicilian confectionery have ancient roots and in their deliciousness you can find the historical flavours and aromas of Arab, French and Spanish cultures that come together to offer us wonderful sweets which are truly unique in the world. During […]

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Literary Park

By Sicily Holidays in : Sicily Blog // Jan 10 2011

Literary Park

To each his own Literary Park: an itinerary in search of Sicilian writers. Apart from offering all you could wish for in terms of a relaxing holiday in a place famous for its beauty and high society. Taormina makes a good base for an excursion into the literary world of Sicily through parks devoted to […]

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Travelling with Sicilian Wine

By Sicily Holidays in : Sicily Blog // Dec 10 2010

Travelling with Sicilian Wine

Unlike most of the eighteenth century travelers who visited Sicily during their Grand Tour, Wolfgang Goethe did not remain exclusively in larger cities and even deliberately overlooked some steps that seem fundamental to our eyes, preferring to follow his own interests. So, he crossed the whole of central Sicily dwelling on geology and especially agriculture […]

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THE NIGHT OF ST. LAWRENCE

By Sicily Holidays in : Sicily Blog // Dec 4 2010

THE NIGHT OF ST. LAWRENCE

THE BEAUTY AND MYSTERY OF ARGIMOSCO Many centuries ago, mysterious stone sanctuaries were erected in circumscribed areas, intended to reveal or to celebrate the stellar cycles that marck the passage of the seasons. Some of these spots are quite renowned while others are virtually unknown, yet all have a potent energy, a palpable positive force, […]

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