Isola Bella in Taormina
Isola Bella in Taormina

Isola Bella, literally Beautiful Island, is Taormina’s crowning jewel and, possibly, one of the most photographed spots in the area. Ideally located in a picture perfect bay in the Ionian Sea, the island is connected to the mainland, at low tide, through a narrow path, which can be used to reach the rocky beach. 

In the late 1800s, the island was bought by British garden enthusiast Florence Trevelyan, who built  a house and, most importantly, created an extraordinary garden with exotic plants from all over the world. The island today is owned by the Region of Sicily, which turned it into a nature reserve. 

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