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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 4 days ago via mobile

Pretty from a distance but expensive to get into and you can see a total of 2 rooms, 1 with stuffed (unrelated to the island) birds and the other had ameteur paintings of the island. Would not suggest this to anyone

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week in Isola Bella with our 3 teenage girls. Best holiday ever. Our accomodation overlooked the beach with a 1 minute walk down the stairs to the water. Be warned to take shoes as it is a pebbled beach, it is difficult...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Seack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the funicular to the beach. Great views you don’t want to miss. We really enjoyed our time relaxing at the beach and swimming in the Ionian Sea. Walked out to Isola Bella for a beautiful view back at the mainland. We had a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TomsTravels4Fun
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mariev964
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Dr-S-White
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 July 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
29 August 2017|
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Response from checkpointcheryl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are outdoor showers as well as restrooms.
Adam K
18 July 2017|
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Response from Tavi M | Reviewed this property |
Go solo. There is nothing to see there!