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Isola Bella

Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Taormina
Type: Islands
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very crowded pebble beach but the island is lovely (sat having a beer in a bar). €4 entry to the island is a waste of money, next to no information, a couple of photos of fish, partly roped off & lovely views of the bars/ sun loungers you have just walked passed. Worth a trip down the steps but don't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The area gets packed so either reserve chairs the previous day or go early (well before noon) unless you want to be on the rocks or in the back corner of the chair rentals. We used the bar on the northern part of the bay next to the dive shop. Great service and facilities as well as being away from... More

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This stunning little island and cove contains a beautiful but rocky shoreline - very picturesque. We walked down from the parking lot midway between Taormina and the shore...good exercise, particularly going back up! You can rent a chair and umbrella at one of the many beach bars at which they have food and drinks. The shoreline is rustic and rocky... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My daughter, grandson and I took the cable car down to Isola bella. There are many steep steps, down and up. A pram and baby was hard going. Its a peeble beach and was very busy. We walked to the island but on the particular day we went the sea was full of jellyfish so our baby couldn't go into... More

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New Jersey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

this is the Taormina 'beach' area... great place to walk around, have a bite to eat... observe the ocals... take a boat ride... was too chilly for us to swim in early May, but people were in the water!

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Limerick
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42 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Its much better to view from above. The shingle/stone shoreline is sharp & slippery. Plastic shoes a must if crossing the narrow strip to the island. Really hot so shade is a must. €4 entry to the island.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After walking down many steep steps and along a very busy walkway and beach you cross a short pebbly causeway to get to the Isola Bella . At 4E the views are fantastic but a lot of the island was roped off and information was minimal. Even walking slowly and looking at the view I doubt this attraction can take... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

every thing we like here. walking around here, swimming, snorkeling. so much to see and do, need more time to spend here.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very relaxed location to swim and enjoy some great scenery and warm water. It does get very busy after about 10:30 am until about 2pm but usually will always find a spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The parking was appalling. It took us many many circuits to find a space and then do watch out because the traffic wardens seem to have special powers to detect ti=ourists who don't understand the rules about parking. That said it was worth it. The beach was small gravel pieces, but picturesque. The sea was like walking in to a... More

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