Near Taormina off the northeast coast of Sicily, the snorkeling in Isola Bella Bay is known for its water clarity. The bay is part of the Riserva Naturale Isola Bella. The bay is known for it's grottoes, with the most beautiful known as Grotta Azzura.
The Isola Bella Bay near Taormina is located about 30 miles north of Catania. After a day of diving, check out the Villa Sant Andrea beach bar and then up to Osteria Nero d Avola for dinner.
Overall, Isola Bella Bay is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Italy.