Suspended between the rocks and the sea, Taormina is located on the side of Monte Tauro at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. A wonderful location and a unique natural beauty have earned this city the nickname of Pearl of the Ionian, making it the most famous and important holiday resort, not only in Sicily. The history of Taormina is wrapped in charm and mystery. In 358 BC, the Sicilians who had settled on Monte Tauro welcomed the survivors of the Greek colony of Naxos. There they founded Tauromènion and gave the city the appearance of a Greek colony, with the agora, the acropolis and the Ancient Theater. Over the centuries Taormina was occupied by the Greeks, the Romans, the Goths, the Byzantines, the Arabs and finally by the Bourbons. Since then many famous writers and artists (Goethe, Maupassant, Rouel and others) were attracted by its amenities and archaeological beauties. From that day Taormina began to transform itself into an elite tourist resort, initially attracting travellers. Taormina has become the social tourist resort par excellence in Sicily, thanks to its natural beauty and the breathtaking view of Mount Etna and the gulf of Isola Bella. Isola Bella declared a nature reserve in 1998, is a small island a few meters from the shore and connected to it by a thin isthmus that rises from the clear waters. The island is connected to the mainland by a thin strip of beach, which disappears and reappears according to the rhythm of the tides. The water here is so clear that it lends itself to activities such as snorkeling and diving. The seabed of Taormina is rich in fish and molluscs typical of the Mediterranean fauna. The staff of Blue Sea Diving Center is waiting to accompany you to the wonderful experience of scuba diving and snorkeling.