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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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Isola Bella

Taormina is a lovely place, always many frequented, and you need to go down to the beach; from here you see the volcano, sometimes in activity; nice boutiques,shops, restaurants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Taormina is a lovely place, always many frequented, and you need to go down to the beach; from here you see the volcano, sometimes in activity; nice boutiques,shops, restaurants and hôtels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went just for a couple of hours to walk along the water and have lunch. I would totally go back for the beach...not the food.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for the faint-hearted as it is a steep walk down to the beach. Beautiful when you get there and excellent cafes as well. Shame about the massage touters!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little village with a great choice of local restaurants and bars, always busy with tourists but worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Isola Bella is reached by walking along a crowded (in high season beach) and a small sand spit. A nominal entry fee gives you access to a lovely little island that is a haven for wildlife, particularly lizards and birds. There are also very interesting plants. There's a great walk from Taormina town, down a zigzag, mainly shady path and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If like us you aren't going snorkling to see the fish through the clear water, the beach and island, although beautiful to see from a distance, is not that great. Take or buy swimming shoes - beach is of various sized pebbles and difficult to walk on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely beach but the pebbles are a killer. Take beach shoes or flip flops. The beach shelves steeply so not for children. Wear swimsuit if going to the nature reserve or risk getting very wet!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

As other attractions in Taormina too much money to visit for what you are allowed to see. Full price charged but the island was roped off as a lot of refurbishment was supposed to be going on. There was no sign at all of any work being done. Bit of a rip off

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beach area to relax after exploring some of the more cultural sites. It is accessed via steps, many quite steep, so not suitable for everyone. It was busy even the middle of September so can only imagine how cramped it could be in high season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited here in October 2016. Water temperature was lovely, swam a couple of kilometres around Isola Bella and to the Blue Grotto, looking back at the coastline was incredible or you can simply sit on the rocky beach and marvel at the vistas, either way, well worth visiting

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