Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Taormina

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Enjoy views of Taormina and Mount Etna from the ancient Ancient Theatre of Taormina, an open-air theater dating back to the third century. The theater once featured nine seating sections that could hold up to 10,000 spectators. Most of the original seats have disappeared over the centuries, but the wall surrounding the rows of seats has survived. The proscenium and its back wall are exceptionally well-preserved. Remaining fragments of architectural decorations help reveal the theater's Corinthian architecture. When the site was an amphitheater, it hosted battles between gladiators and wild beasts. In the medieval ages, the site served as a palatial residence. It now is home to cultural events and musical performances. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina by using our Taormina tour planning tool .
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  • The Ancient Theatre of Taormina is the crown jewel of this incredible mountain town. This is why we travel, to marvel in history, culture and amazing scenery. This one ticked all the boxes. To...  more »
  • Do not miss this impressive gem from times long gone by. We were so fortunate to enjoy a free gospel concert and thereby experience the ancient theater in action and with the beautiful Etna backdrop.....  more »
  • Wonderful place of history in Taormina for a sunny afternoon with great views - don’t forget to walk around the theatre as well!  more »
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