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Teatro Antico di Taormina

Teatro Antico di Taormina

0.79km from Isola Bella

The Ancient Theater of Taormina is the second largest ancient theater in Sicily after the Greek Theater of Syracuse. It is excavated in the rock and the scene has the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna as a background . It has a maximum diameter of about 109 meters and a height of about 20 meters. The auditorium is divided into nine sectors with eight stairways that allow spectators access. Today the theater, in addition to being used as a tourist place, is mainly used for concerts amd so more.

Corvaja Palace

Corvaja Palace

1.16km from Isola Bella

Palazzo Corvaja is a historic building in Taormina , which faces, on one side, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II called "della Badia" and Corso Umberto and on the other, Piazza Santa Caterina and Piazza Fabio Bonasera. Currently the first floor houses the museum of popular arts and traditions while on the ground floor there is the tourist information office.

Piazza IX Aprile

Piazza IX Aprile

1.32km from Isola Bella

Piazza IX Aprile is located right in the center of Corso Umberto. It is known for the breathtaking view of the azure Ionian Sea and of the Mount Etna. The most important building in the square is certainly the tower , known as the Clock. Built in the 12th century, it was destroyed several times over time, but was always rebuilt.

Taormina

Taormina

1.36km from Isola Bella

Taormina is an Italian town of 10 539 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Messina in Sicily. It is one of the most important international tourist centers in the Sicilian region, known for its natural landscape, marine beauties, and historical monuments and it was an important destination of the Grand Tour.

Corso Umberto

Corso Umberto

1.41km from Isola Bella

The Corso Umberto I is one of the most recent historical streets of Naples. 1.3 kilometers long, it is a major artery that connects the city center to the railway station. The road starts from Piazza Giovanni Bovio and continues straight to Piazza Garibaldi, where the Napoli Centrale station is located (it was in fact called "Piazza Della Ferrovia"), passing Piazza Nicola Amore, named after the mayor who was the architect of the recovery.

Alcantara

Alcantara

19.77km from Isola Bella

L ' Alcantara is a river of Sicily east along 53 kilometers, a tributary of the Ionian Sea. Its water basin extends for about 603 km² in the territory of the metropolitan cities of Messina and Catania and is protected by the Alcantara River Park Authority. The Alcantara River Park was established in 2001 for the protection of the river, and to encourage its use as a relaxation area and tourist destination. The columns and surroundings can be seen in the segment "The Enchanted Doe" of the 2015 f

Piano Provenzana

Piano Provenzana

23.59km from Isola Bella

Piano Provenzana is a ski resort located on the northern slope of Etna , also known as Etna Nord , at an altitude of 1,810 meters above sea level in the territory of the municipality of Linguaglossa. Unlike the ski resort located on the southern slope of Etna ( Etna Sud ), centered around the Sapienza Refuge and dominated by a landscape almost free from vegetation and dominated by lava stone. The station has slopes for skiing , cross-country skiing , ski touring and snowboarding .

Valle del Bove

Valle del Bove

27.46km from Isola Bella

The Valle del Bove is a spacious high valley on the southeast slope of the Etna volcano in Sicily. Its valley floor lies in the western part at about 1700 m slm and falls to the east to about 1400 m slm. The Valle del Bove is a complex volcanic caldera, which is believed to be the result of several large collapses and explosive eruptions over a period of several 10,000 years. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a picturesque spot too.

Parco dell'Etna

Parco dell'Etna

29.3km from Isola Bella

The Etna park is a protected natural area of the Sicilian Region established in 1987. The purpose of the Park is to protect the woodland heritage and the conservation and development of the specific floral and fauna species of the places and to regulate and coordinate the development of those tourist activities that can give usability to the places and well-being to the populations settled in the area.

Monastero di San Nicolò L'Arena (o La Rena)

The Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena is an ecclesiastical complex in the historic center of Catania, located in Piazza Dante, consisting of an important Benedictine monastic building and a monumental eighteenth-century church. It was founded by monks from the monastery of the same name located near Nicolosi who in the mid-sixteenth century asked the city senate for authorization to build within the walls, as they were threatened by the eruptions of Etna and the presence of brigands.

San Niceto Castle

San Niceto Castle

40.68km from Isola Bella

The Castle of San Aniceto is a Byzantine castle built in the early 11th century on a hill in Motta San Giovanni, in the current Italian province of Reggio Calabria. It is one of the few examples of early medieval architecture in Calabria, as well as one of the few well-preserved Byzantine fortifications in the world. Its name derives from the Byzantine admiral Nicetas Oryphas.

Ferrovia Circumetnea

Ferrovia Circumetnea

41.19km from Isola Bella

The Circumetnea railway is a railway in a narrow track that connects Catania with Riposto, completing the circumnavigation of the ' Etna and Etna through several foothill towns. It is managed by the local public transport department of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport which is also in charge of the management of the Catania metro and of supplementary and suburban automobile services.

Castello Aragonese of Reggio Calabria

The Aragonese castle of Reggio Calabria is the main fortification of the city, located in the homonymous Piazza Castello between via Aschenez and via Possidonea. It is considered, together with the Riace Bronzes, one of the main historical symbols of the city of Reggio. Since 1956 it has housed the observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics.

Lungomare Falcomatà

Lungomare Falcomatà

41.73km from Isola Bella

The Lungomare Falcomatà is the name of a boulevard along the Bay of Reggio Calabria. It is dedicated to one of the mayors of the city of Reggio, Italo Falcomatà, under whose administration the city experienced a period of significant recovery and renewal. Very frequented by tourists during the summer period, it offers a unique panorama on the Strait of Messina and Etna. The Reggio lungomare was defined as “The most beautiful kilometer in Italy” by Nando Martellini, wrongly citing Gabriele D'Ann

Via Etnea

Via Etnea

41.91km from Isola Bella

The Via Etnea is the main street of the historic center of Catania. It winds in the south-north direction, has a straight course and is about 2.8 kilometers long. It goes from Piazza del Duomo to the Tondo Gioeni . This catastrophe almost completely devastated the city of Catania and two thirds of its inhabitants died under the rubble.

Chiosco Bellini-Villa Bellini

Chiosco Bellini-Villa Bellini

42.26km from Isola Bella

The Bellini garden (or Villa Bellini ) is one of the two oldest gardens and one of the four main parks in Catania . Locally it is often referred to simply as "'a Villa". The oldest nucleus of the garden dates back to the eighteenth century and belonged to Prince Ignazio Paternò Castello di Biscari. The garden was entrusted to skilled gardeners, among whom the first was Pietro Paolo Arcidiacono and later Giuseppe Squillaci.

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

42.51km from Isola Bella

The National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, or National Museum of Magna Graecia, is an Italian state museum. It exhibits one of the most remarkable collections of artifacts from Magna Graecia. The artifacts found today in Calabria are no longer gathered and kept in a single museum but exhibited in those locations where new findings have allowed the setting up of small local museums, which flank the Reggio museum.

Roman Amphitheater of Catania

Roman Amphitheater of Catania

42.57km from Isola Bella

The Amphitheatre of Catania is a Roman amphitheatre in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy, built in the Roman Imperial period, probably in the 2nd century AD, on the northern edge of the ancient city at the base of the Montevergine hill. Only a small section of the structure is now visible, below ground level, to the north of Piazza Stesicoro. This area is now the historic centre of the city, but was then on the outskirts of the ancient town and also occupied by the necropoleis of Catania.

Teatro Massimo Bellini

Teatro Massimo Bellini

42.71km from Isola Bella

The Teatro Massimo Bellini is the representation center of the ' work of Catania. It was inaugurated on 31 May 1890 with a performance of the composer's masterwork, Norma. It seats 1,200. The neo-baroque style façade of the theater is inspired by the Sansovinian classic of the Marciana National Library in Venice. The rest of the building, however, is detached from it in the lateral development, assuming the form of a theater.

Palazzo Biscari

Palazzo Biscari

42.87km from Isola Bella

Palazzo Biscari is the most important private palace in Catania. It was built at the behest of the Paternò Castello family of the Biscari princes starting from the end of the seventeenth century and for most of the following century, following the catastrophic earthquake of 11 January 1693. The palace is accessed through a large portal facing via Museo Biscari, leading to the inner courtyard, which features a large double staircase. In the interior is the "Feasts Hall", in Roccoco style.

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Isola Bella

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The tiny island of Isola Bella at the seaside of Taormina is one of the best beaches around the town thanks to its wild and unspoilt nature. The beach itself is pebbly, but the picturesque scenery and the view make up for it. The rocky island was once the property of King Ferdinand II, who gifted it to the city of Taormina in 1806.