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Isola Bella

Address: Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Taormina
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner 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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Kuopio, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There's a myth of a researcher living on Isola Bella. The myth tells of a lonely woman researcher with a view of a lifetime. She looses her property back to the Italian nation when the finances don't compute with her devotion in science. Fast-forwarding to now, the beach is paved all the way. In reality, the surroundings suit the finest... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Isola bella is a lovely beach but not conducive to swimming unless you have water shoes and even then the rocks are very slippery. It is also hard to find a place to sit unless you hire a chair or lounge due to these rocks and all the people. There are plenty of places to eat and buy a drink... More 

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Closter, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Beaches were unsuitable for walking, could not navigate in the water and bottom was all rocks. Hackers constantly bothering trying to sell cheap souveniers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My idea of a get away on my own was to chill out, have a beautiful view of the Mediterrainen sea and eat nice food and 'feel Sicily' upon my first visit. I was not disappointed. This little boutique hotel had the whole package at a good price. I had a single room with a small balcony that I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The scenery is great, but as we visited the beach in December there was nothing open so do not expect to drink anything. But we enjoyed it...especially the sound the water does when hitting all those rocks on the beach. Not that easy to reach without a car but it was a good walk. :)

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Walking to the island is a good thing to do, looking all the great forest around an this beautiful place make you a dream come true.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

nothing opened in November and no one tells you the place is deserted this time of year,litter everywhere,rocky beach maybe better in summer

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really beautiful and a must if you're in Taormina. Do take sandals with you and Bermuda's as you have to cross a tiny passage that might be knee deep at times

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We are Australians and are used to spectactular beaches and islands. Isola Bella is pretty, very small and was locked with no access when we were there. The walk to the lsland was Ok and short but not really a very nice area. Can't say that there was much to look at.

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We read from books that the beach was beautiful, so we took the cable car there, but it was totally disappointing, it was stony and full of people and noisy too.

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