Visit to the Blue Grotto, Taormina

In the heart of the Marine Park of Isola Bella, well-hidden, and enfolded by a 25-metre wall, you will find the Blue Grotto of Taormina. A magical place where you can admire the sea in all its glory, with the water of such vivid and flamboyant colours in which the sun is reflected. Crystal clear sea beds where you can spot sea urchins, starfish, coral, and a wide variety of fish, as far as 20 metres deep with the naked eye.

It is truly a wonderful experience. It is difficult to describe in words the beauty of this place, and thanks to the proposed activities below on how to get there, it makes it much easier to admire it in person.

How to get to the Blue Grotto

You will find the Blue Grotto of Taormina on the southern side of the marine park, beside Capo Sant’ Andrea, less than 100 metres from the beach of Isola Bella.

The fastest way of reaching it, if you are coming from Taormina, is to make use of the cable car. It departs very near to the terminal bus station and leaves you about 150 metres from the entrance to the reserve, then climb down the 200 steps which will take you to the beach. In any case, an excursion by sea will be necessary as many beaches can only be reached by boat or with a Kayak Tour.

If you are arriving by the A18 motorway, exit Taormina or SS 114, coming from both Catania and Messina directions, then go in the direction of Isola Bella or Giardini Naxos.

The best excursions leave from Naxos Bay

We advise you always to book the excursions leaving from Giardini Naxos, where you can take advantage of a wonderful mini cruise in small groups, that will take you right inside the grotto. From the Bay of Naxos to the Bay of Mazzarò, passing by sea along the protected Marine Park and then lingering in the Bay of Mermaids, and of course, the Blue Grotto. Then finishing off with a refreshing swim in the Bay of Isola Bella.

For lovers of water sports, it is possible to take advantage of specific adventures, such as Kayak, snorkelling tours or if you like, scuba diving for both beginners and experts.

The Aeolian Islands

From a purely geological, archaeological, and scenic point of view, it’s not by chance that the Aeolian Islands have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for well over twenty years. What does this mean?  It means that the seven islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago represent a heritage not only of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, or Italy, but the whole of humanity.  Indeed, it was in the year 2000 when UNESCO included Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi in their list of World Heritage sites

Sicilian beaches

Crystal clear seas, golden beaches and breath-taking views:  it is not easy to say exactly which beach is the most beautiful in Sicily, a region in which there is nothing lacking to satisfy the needs of tourists who wish to combine enjoyment, relaxation, and culture, not forgetting gastronomic pleasures …

Mount Etna visit: activietes, excursions

Let’s talk about a tourist destination of distinction – Mount Etna. Visit Mount Etna signifies a whole mountain of things to do and see, so much so, that every year tourists come from all corners of the world to see it. In fact, along with the volcanic aspect, you can also enjoy activities, such as trekking, or horse riding along its footpaths and craters, and excursions with experts who will take you right into the most well-known caves.

What the Alcantara gorge is

Everybody knows Taormina, but only a few knows about the Alcantara Valley and the gorge, a magical place. When picturing Sicily with its crystal clear water, the first thing that comes to mind is its breathtaking beaches where every year millions of tourists flock, alternating between moments of relaxation, in its crystal clear seas, and cultural excursions.