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5 nights at Villa Ducale

Staying 5 nights at Villa Ducale in Oct. then proceeding on to Syracuse for 3 nights on Ortiyga Island at Desestranges Hotel and planning on doing a day trip to Noto & Ragusa and relax with a spa treatment while there.. Was wondering if we should forego the 3 nights in Syracuse and stay those 3 nights on Mazzaro Beach at the Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay enjoying the spa treatment at the Atlantis Bay instead and take a day tour to Syracuse vs. staying on Ortiyga. While we are at the Villa Ducale for the 5 nights we have planned day trips/tours and am concerned we won't have enough time to enjoy Taormina itself. Your suggestions is very much appreciated.

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1. Re: 5 nights at Villa Ducale

Hi 125MariaC,

This is reaaly a personal preference based on your interests, but Taormina is compact and there's more to see and do in Siracusa, so if planning a day trip to Ragusa and Noto from Siracusa, the recommendation might be to take a day from Taormina and add a day to Siracusa.

There's never any guarantees that the weather would cooperate for the beach, although it was warm last October.

What day trip excursions do you have planned from Siracusa?

Vagabonda

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