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“cable car”(139 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(67 reviews)
“small island”(45 reviews)
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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful homemade pasta. Kids chicken fingers were great. One caesar salad fed all 4 of us. Lasagna is amazing. Gnocchi with gorgonzola special was fantastic. Vodka ravioli and Chicken Parmesan were yummy. Will go again for sure.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruthmonteith
Reviewed December 14, 2018 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
1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
1  Thank Seack
Reviewed November 18, 2018 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 November 1, 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
1  Thank Simina31
Reviewed October 24, 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
1  Thank David S
Reviewed October 22, 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 October 18, 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
1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed October 16, 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
1  Thank John W
Reviewed October 14, 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
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July 31, 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
August 28, 2017|
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Response from checkpointcheryl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are outdoor showers as well as restrooms.
Adam K
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Tavi M | Reviewed this property |
Go solo. There is nothing to see there!