Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Sicily  /  Province of Messina  /  Taormina  /  Nature  /  Isola Bella

Isola Bella, Taormina

(3,600+ reviews on the web)
Island Nature / Park
Once a private property, Isola Bella has been turned into a public nature preserve. Try to spot the several species of birds and lizards on this small island. Relax on the rocky beach or at the bar. The natural beauty of this spot has earned it the nickname "the pearl in the Ionian Sea." Bring shoes to wear on the beach; the stones can be uncomfortable to walk on. Our Taormina tour planner makes visiting Isola Bella and other Taormina attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create a full Taormina itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Taormina

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Taormina by other users

11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM MALTA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Taormina BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Taormina & Syracuse BY A USER FROM HUNGARY September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Taormina BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM PERU September, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PERU September, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PERU September, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We woke up to this everyday as our villa overlooked the Isola Bella. Very picturesque and very relaxing. A great place to sit on the beach and just relax. The beach is rock which was very different fo...  more »
  • To get to the island, you are best to take the cable car from Taormina and then walk 100m south along to the signposted path and steps that go down to Mendolia Beach. There is a short stretch of sea t...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon at Isola Bella, and while it was pretty, and the weather was warm, I wasn't very impressed. We took the gondola down from the city center, and then it is a 5-10 minute walk to Is...  more »