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Mazzaro

Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Taormina
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: A cableway connects Taormina with Mazzarò Bay, the site of one of the major seaside resorts in the region.
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While the water looks clear and beautiful like at Isola Bella, I was really disappointed to see how the portion of sea reserved to swim was tiny and that the boats were literally in front of our face when looking at the sea from the beach. So we decided to not stay and we headed to Isola Bella instead.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

To visit the main resort of Taormina which is situated above Mazzaro you needed to use the funivia at 3 euros per person each way. Mazzaro is situated on a busy road with paths and steps leading down to a beach.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Mazzaro is always a pleasant change from Taormina. Quiet, fishing boats, some beautiful hotels and Il Barcaiolo Restaurante!!! My favorite place to eat in the Taormina area!!!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited Mazzaro via the cable-car from Taormina and it was wall-to-wall sunbeds and umbrellas. If that's the type of holiday for you then you won't be disappointed, but this was only May, and I can only imagine how busy it would be in July/August. The bay itself is pretty and the water is very clear. There are plenty of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a pretty little beach with boats at one end. However, much of the beach was taken up with private lidos; the public area was very small indeed and among the boats. OK when we were there in May but it must be impossible in season unless you pay up for a lido. Access is not obvious. We walked... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at Mazzaro, lower Taormina, for 7 days, swam, walked, bathed, dined, went up to upper Taormina on the cable car lots of times, to shop, sightsee, lunch. We hired a boat and looked around the nooks and crannies and swam off the boat. Loved the area so much we are returning this year. 10/10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This bay is beautiful and very well located, just take the cable car to taurmina or walk 5 minutes to isolla bella bay. Nice beach and view!

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

On a single day found live starfish, octopus and 2 aguilas just off the beach; water temperature even in early October just fine; Seat + umbrella for 2 for 20 € total was perfectly justified. Good pizza and pasta in Lido La Pigna.

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Pinner Middlesex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Mazzaro is a very pretty town on the coast with excellent access to Taormina by the Funivia (3 Euro each way). there are two shops selling goods ranging from Panini, wine and beer to beachwear.during September there are few places for a quiet evening drink, for an early taster the American Bar is good. That is Mazzaro, OK if you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Several small stony bathing places, located just below the cable car station. Water is nice for swimming. Occasional fish. Please see also Lido Mazzaro.

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