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“Rare Delight”
Review of Isola Bella

Isola Bella
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$198.13*
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Discover Scuba Diving Including Lunch at Isola Bella
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$336.23*
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Private Sailing Excursion Including Lunch on Board from Taormina
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$3,303.41*
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Half Day Boat Tour Taormina Coastline
Ranked #6 of 104 things to do in Taormina
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Owner description: Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that means "the beautiful island."
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This tiny island was recommended by our B&B hosts. You walk through the surf over a rocky isthmus, and climb around the paths. A wealthy industrialist bought the island in the late 60's and illegally built a secret hideaway during the 1970s. You can't see the building until you are there. (I asked how he did it. First they planted fast growing tall plants, and then stone by stone, hauled in a night, they built three or four rooms, walks, and a small swimming pool hidden in the vegetation.) This may not seem like it is worth a visit, but there are a lot of rare and unusual plants and drop dead views from various perspectives. In the off season maybe there are a dozen visitors each day. Walking through the surf over the rocks is a small adventure.

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

the beach fantastic..........we used the lido of La Plage Resort. Simply fantastic. we also took the tour on Isola Bella, very cheap and worth the views. verytidy beach all in all and good places to eat at.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Beautiful place! Follow the steps and you will see this amazing island hidden. Lovely piece of nature.

1  Thank Noa R
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

love this little island. looks amazing viewed from above, and also worth walking out to it. once owned by a cornish noblewoman, who planted exotic vegetables on it. odd-looking in a great way

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

There is a nice view, but has to plan to stay there swimming etc, not go down with the funivia and return after some time like we did.

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