Taormina is one of the most romantic places I have visited and the beach at Lido La Pigna was not to be missed.
I had always wanted to sit on the beach in a cool rented chair, people watching by a gorgeous cliff face. This is the place to do it - Isola Bella has the clearest of clear water, you feel like you are swimming in a river rather than the ocean. The water was still ice cold on the day we went (it was not yet summer) but shaking and shivering we still went diving straight in. It seemed crazy at the time but these are the things of which travel memories are made aren't they?