Postcard #16

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Beach! I was wondering while visiting this tiny beach if I was one of the few people who doesn’t like a beach in summer. I prefer the cold blue days in Autumn or even the dark grey days in winter. But I was there, a visit wasn’t inappropriate and I didn’t have to stay lying under the sun like a lizard, so, why not?

Isola Bella is a small island near Taormina, Sicily, southern Italy. Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, it is located within a small bay on the Ionian Sea; it was a private property owned by Florence Trevelyan until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature reserve, administrated by the Italian branch of the World Wild Fund for Nature. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The island is surrounded by sea grottos and has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers.