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Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that means "the beautiful island."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isola Bella cannot be missed while staying in Taormina. Just walk across the narrow strip of stones to the little island. Those stones are rather unpleasant to walk on, but they are soon forgotten after enjoying the views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy Isola Belle but not in the summer when it is far too busy! We went in October, the weather was fine and we bathed in the sea, but the island was near deserted and you could really drink in the artmoshere and enjoy the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Isola Bella is a beautiful place that has a nice beach and crystal clear water. The beach is rocky, so it's a good idea to buy rubber shoes.

Thank mariev964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, this is a very pretty beach but unforturnately you have to walk down 152 steps to get to it and that means 152 steps to get back to the street. The beach and the water are very rocky -- wear water shoes. You can't...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited Isola Bella to see the island and go for a swim. The island is located in a small cove, with beaches on either side. It is 128 steps down to the beach. Although the island is very pretty (and has a rich...More

Thank slsquest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't masses to see or do, but it's worth visiting nonetheless. You can walk down from Taormina and if you don't fancy going back up all those steps then you can take the cable car.

Thank Dr-S-White
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk to the island, a few strides across shallow water. I had water shoes but my husband used the hotel slippers just for that bit. Lovely views from the villa across the sea, not so good of the awfully crowded beach. Such a peaceful...More

Thank rosserUk
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited here in September 2018. The weather was perfect to swim and not crowded at all. Remember your water shoes, or there are people selling them there for 10 euros

Thank Patq24
Reviewed September 28, 2018

True, there are a lot of steps and a lot of people, and the beach is not very comfortable, but if you enjoy snorkelling, this is a good place to go. There are rocky and mysterious landscapes below the surface, and more fish than you'd...More

Thank footsteps2
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Accessing Isola Bella by land requires some cardio vascular Exercise, unless we went the wrong way, as getting to the beach is a long way down a great number of steps on a relatively steep gradient. But it’s the getting back up them that might...More

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July 31, 2018|
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Response from churston | Reviewed this property |
The cable car is a short walk from town centre. Once at the bottom the beach is about 10 min walk from cable car stop Cable car fare is 6euros return
Joy E
August 28, 2017|
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Response from checkpointcheryl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are outdoor showers as well as restrooms.
Adam K
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Tavi M | Reviewed this property |
Go solo. There is nothing to see there!