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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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