Hotel Villa Ducale

A Chic Retreats Case Study.

Location: Taormina, Sicily | Chic Premium Member since October 2013.


An original aristocratic Sicilian villa perched between the azure sea and the slopes of Mount Etna, this stunning boutique is one of our favourite spots in Sicily. With its painted ceramics, terracotta tiling and wrought iron, Villa Ducale feels more like a private home than a hotel, and the helpful concierge team are warmly welcoming.

I am a people oriented person and I love to transmit my passion and my Sicilian culture to everyone that comes visiting me and every single time I try to offer, through hospitality, an entirely different travel experience.

Rosaria Quartucci, Owner

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The Chic difference

How we generated a 525% ROI for 2018.

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Curated Content

As a premium package member, Hotel Villa Ducale benefited from the following posts:

Bella Beaches: Six Best Beaches in Italy


Hotel Villa Ducale was featured in the Best Beaches in Italy journal post dated 14th March 2017

A Prima Pasqua: Easter In Italy


Hotel Villa Ducale was featured in the Easter in Italy journal post dated 9th March 2017

Summer in Sicily Newsletter


Hotel Villa Ducale was featured in the Summer in Sicily, Chic Retreats newsletter in May 2017.

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Extended Distribution


Chic Retreats have partnered with The Times to run a competition for the Times Plus subscribers. The competition prize package is featuring 3-nights at Hotel Villa Ducale. It is currently running and has received phenomenal coverage:


Feature in a newsletter sent out to all Times Plus subscribers


Full page advert in The Times Saturday magazine


Social media support


Hotel Villa Ducale was featured in an online Independent piece on 13-02-2018 titled: Valentines Day 2018: the most romantic hotels in the world,according to travel experts The Independent has a daily readership of approx 1.5 million.


The Independent Feature

Digital Marketing

PPC Destination


Meta Search

Top Booking Channels


Organic Search





Hotel Villa Ducale ROI


Return On Investment (ROI)



Total revenue generated


£840 p/a

Premium package



Commision on bookings

We love Chic Retreats because it reflects our way of doing hospitality. They offer the best to their clients and put passion in what they do.

Rosaria Quartucci, Owner

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