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Address: Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches,...

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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Worth 1000 pictures

We went down for an evening visit and the clouds and views were wonderful. It's a but if a hike to get down to the sea level but well worth it. Definitely would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went down for an evening visit and the clouds and views were wonderful. It's a but if a hike to get down to the sea level but well worth it. Definitely would recommend walking shoes as you walk through the stone beach.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Down the stairs from the main road is a tiny island (almost) connected to the "mainland", depending on the tides. Not a sand beach -- it's all rocks - but the water is a gorgeous turquoise, and it's a unique Mediterranean sight.

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked down to Isola Bella from Taormina. Good walk taking about 45 mins. The beach is not what we expected. Very stony and we thought not really worth the effort of going down. we took the cable car back up. This costs 3 euros each way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If visiting Taormina or this area I would definitely recommend taking a trip to Isola Bella. From Taormina it is about a half hour walk down lots of stairs (or by cable car) and take swimming gear as it's lovely waters are great for a paddle and snorkeling! There are loads of fish so it's great fun but it's pebbly... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very pretty beach but very stony. There are plenty of places to eat but we didn't try any of them. There are a lot of steps to reach the beach so not for those with walking difficulties. There is a museum on the island but we didn't visit because you had to cross a small band of... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very beautiful there .. and the best thing about the place was the water around.. it is so very clear and transparent, the most transparent water i have seen so far

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for the afternoon on the cable car to visit the beaches. Filled with people enjoying their holidays, but the line after line of sun beds was like something from a military regimented area. A few bars, just so many people. The beach itself is very stoney and you'd need to wear sturdy shoes to go in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed locally and walked & paddled over about 10am. Very few people there and we were allowed sneak up to the very top room currently undergoing restoration. This is a special place and should not be missed. Bring your camera as there are stunning views out to sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Isola Bella is accessed by 150 steps down from the road. The beach area gets very crowded at weekends. One can walk out to the little island at low tide and there is an interesting museum on top of it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can get there early, around 1000 in the morning then you can find a great spot which is important. It's a cool little beach (pebble rock) worth a visit when in Taormina. The walk down from Taormina is also very nice. A nice relaxing late AM early PM

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