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Isola Bella, Taormina

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Island · Beach
Once a private property, Isola Bella has been turned into a public nature preserve. Try to spot the several species of birds and lizards on this small island. Relax on the rocky beach or at the bar. The natural beauty of this spot has earned it the nickname "the pearl in the Ionian Sea." Bring shoes to wear on the beach; the stones can be uncomfortable to walk on. For Isola Bella and beyond, use our Taormina trip builder site to get the most from your Taormina vacation.
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  • I came here for the first time in 1993 and have returned a few times over the years--most recently in 2018 when I brought my 11 year old daughter who loved it. It was crowded and tricky to reach (my.....  more »
  • The hike down to the beach is reasonably challenging so you need to be able bodied, however you could always get the funicular from the town which is easy. (we did this to get back to save the uphill....  more »
  • Great place with a wonderful view. I highly recommend to people who want to relax with the sound of the waves :)
  • Very touristy and a few too many jellyfish for a swim! Still beautiful though and worth a visit.

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