While the world is full of enchanting places, very few can rival the beauty and charm of Taormina, a small town located on the east coast of Sicily. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and delightful culinary scene, Taormina is the perfect place for an unforgettable getaway. And when it comes to comfortable and convenient accommodations in Taormina, look no further than Taonasi Apartments.
Located in the heart of this enchanting town, Taonasi Apartments offer a unique blend of comfort, style, and Sicilian tradition. They provide the ideal base for exploring Taormina and its surroundings. One nearby attraction that you should definitely add to your itinerary is Isolabella, an iconic islet nestled in the Ionian Sea.
Just a short distance from Taonasi Apartments, you’ll find Isolabella, a tiny island that’s brimming with natural beauty. Also known as ‘The Pearl of the Ionian Sea,’ Isolabella is a protected nature reserve renowned for its rich biodiversity.
With its crystal-clear waters, lush vegetation, and mesmerizing underwater life, Isolabella is a paradise for nature lovers and snorkeling enthusiasts. Make sure to pack your snorkel gear and explore the underwater beauty that surrounds this island.
If you prefer land over water, the island is encircled by a small pebble beach where you can lounge and soak in the Mediterranean sun. The view from the beach – turquoise waters surrounding the emerald-green island, topped by a charming villa – is truly a sight to behold.
Isolabella isn’t just a treat for nature enthusiasts; it’s also a delight for history buffs. The island was named Isolabella, meaning ‘beautiful island,’ in the 19th century by Wilhelm von Gloeden, a German photographer who fell in love with its beauty.
In the 1950s, an eccentric Englishwoman, Florence Trevelyan, built a picturesque villa on the island, further enhancing its allure. Although you can’t enter the villa today, you can admire its unusual architecture from the beach.
Getting to Isolabella is simple from Taonasi Apartments. It’s a short, scenic walk or a quick cable car ride away. There is a small entrance fee to access the beach, which goes towards preserving the nature reserve.
Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes, as the path to the beach is a bit rocky. Carry an umbrella for shade and plenty of water to keep hydrated.
Isolabella is an enchanting place that perfectly captures the essence of Taormina’s natural beauty. Its convenient location makes it a must-visit for guests staying at Taonasi Apartments. Whether you want to dive into the blue Ionian waters, relax on the beach, or delve into some history, Isolabella offers an experience unlike any other.
We hope you enjoy your stay at Taonasi Apartments and your adventures in and around Taormina. Happy travels!