A lovely garden located on a cliff with splendid views of the sea on one side, and a view of old Taormina and its Greek Theatre on the other side.
Florance Trevelyan has bought Isola Bella in 1890, which was only attached to the mainland by a narrow sandy path off the coast below Taormina, built a house and established a garden there. In among the native Mediterranean plants, she planted non-native trees, rare shrubs and grasses. It became the home of various sea birds and some interesting lizards. After Florence’s death gardens stayed in private hands until 1990, afterwards the area was given to Taormina and is now part of a much larger municipal park. This unique garden is the second biggest tourist attraction in Taormina after the Greek Theatre and, together with Isola Bella, receives thousands of visitors a year. Her contribution to the life and economy of Taormina has been recognized in books and film.