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Isola Bella, Taormina

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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. For Isola Bella and beyond, use our Taormina trip builder site to get the most from your Taormina vacation.
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  • It was cool to experience. The beaches are rocky...so be prepared to wear proper footwear or bring water shoes. They do have independent vendors there that will sell you some. The free beaches are... 
    It was cool to experience. The beaches are rocky...so be prepared to wear proper footwear or bring water shoes. They do have independent vendors there that will sell you some. The free beaches are...  more »
  • The beach is beautiful but very hard to find a free spot. We visited the villa on Isola Bella, but it's not worth paying the entrance fee. The house needs renovation and is not maintained well 
    The beach is beautiful but very hard to find a free spot. We visited the villa on Isola Bella, but it's not worth paying the entrance fee. The house needs renovation and is not maintained well  more »
  • This is a beautiful area.. bay with island that has been ruined by beach clubs, hawkers, smelly restaurants,beach goers with little respect for the area. Our hotel overlooks the beach and bay. Much... 
    This is a beautiful area.. bay with island that has been ruined by beach clubs, hawkers, smelly restaurants,beach goers with little respect for the area. Our hotel overlooks the beach and bay. Much...  more »
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  • Wonderful to see from above but a terrible and way overpriced beach all in all.
  • Looks very beautiful from top. Close by its nice but not stunning.
  • Amazing 👏 Though, beware of massage scams!! Its a nice idea but. .
  • The most beautiful thing I have ever seen
  • Don’t know what the fuss is about, but absolutely nothing special in my view.

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