Taormina is a charming location like no other, a place where the History of mankind, the tracks which are left behind by thus, perfectly match together with the beauty and nature, a wonderful place, thanks to the eternal blossoms and unique treasures of art, which mix together forming a microsm.
Isola Bella of Taormina, is connected to the mainland by a strip of sand and therefore was so-called by the Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, a German aristocrat, who lived in Taormina during the 800 and 900’s.
The worlwide diffusion of Taormina’s beauty, was thanks to the photographic masterpieces of Wilhelm von Gloeden, even though he passed on in history, as the photographer of scandals, in fact, he is remembered as the artist who gave Taormina the erotic and bucolic profile.
Visitors are able to reach the Reserve of the small island in two ways, one by via Pirandello, outside Messina Harbour, on foot through the path, which starts from the viewpoint of Isola Bella and reaches the entrance to the Reserve, or with the city cablecar, reaching the shore of Mazzarrò and from there, continuing for another 200 metres on the main street.
The mingling of typical vegetation of the mediterranean and the esotic plants are thanks to the ancient owner, ‘Lady Trevelyn’, who, taking advantage of her passion for plants, planted tropical plants of a very high value on the island, which, mixing with the mediterranean vegetation, create until today, an exclusive scenery never to be seen anywhere else in the world. It is possible to admire a flourishing vegetation and enjoy the various shades of colours and essences of nature.