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Isola Bella

5,709 Reviews

Isola Bella

5,709 Reviews
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Cooking class in Taormina With Chef Massimo
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Cooking class in Taormina With Chef Massimo

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The best way to connect with any local culture is through food, and nowhere is this more true than Sicily. With this cooking class, shop for ingredients at the market in Taormina like a local before learning how to prepare a variety of traditional Sicilian dishes with Chef Massimo in his restaurant kitchen. Enjoy the fruits of our labors over lunch afterwards, served with two local wines.
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Amanda N wrote a review Dec 2020
16 contributions4 helpful votes
I came here for the first time in 1993 and have returned a few times over the years--most recently in 2018 when I brought my 11 year old daughter who loved it. It was crowded and tricky to reach (my mother who has mobility issues wasn't able to join us), but the pebbly beach is so pretty. Water shoes definitely recommended--I believe vendors sell them on or near the beach for about 10 euros. I also bought my daughter a snorkel and mask for about 10 euros as well. She had a blast looking at the fish and collecting sea glass. Sitting there, I was in my favorite place in the world with my favorite person in the world. It was great.
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Date of experience: June 2020
The_Courier wrote a review Oct 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom52 contributions35 helpful votes
The hike down to the beach is reasonably challenging so you need to be able bodied, however you could always get the funicular from the town which is easy. (we did this to get back to save the uphill climb.) The beach is beautiful although it is all shingle and pebbles so some footwear is highly recommended. We hired 2 sunbeds with parasol for 20 euros which is convenient, if not cheap. If you want to lie on beach then you need to bring padding due to the pebbly nature.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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AussiePrincess75 wrote a review Oct 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands73 contributions19 helpful votes
Beautiful small island with an entry fee of €4. A small museum inside with lovely views of the mainland. The beach to the island is pebbles so be sure to have good shoes on. There’s a sand bar crosssing so you will get wet!
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Date of experience: October 2020
NanKargahi wrote a review Oct 2020
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions38 helpful votes
Didn't pay the 4€ to enter. It's a shame that one can't explore it for free. Fun to walk across the water to the island. Nice area to swim too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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sbizzle wrote a review Oct 2020
Ludlow, United Kingdom1,460 contributions311 helpful votes
The (2000+ ?) steps from the Belvedere lookout are a bit of a killer! But once you are down at sea level the Isola is a pleasant way to spend an hour or so. Another of Florence Trevelyan’s creations (she of the Communal Park) with meandering paths and little follies.
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes