Greek Theatre, Taormina

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Enjoy views of Taormina and Mount Etna from the ancient Greek Theatre, 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. Add Greek Theatre to your Taormina travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Taormina tourist route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The price of admission is 10 euros. Not over the top for monuments of this type. Very well maintained, the overhead camera is impressive with the backdrop of the sea! Beautiful!
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  • August 18, 2017
    At the start of Catania, allow one hour by motorway and the patient arriving at the toll! Do not try to find a place in Taormina, it is impossible! Arriving, where best is parking "Porta Catania" (parking off price but only possibility) leave free - but crowded - shuttles to downtown. From there, you reach Via Corso Umberto (pedestrian artery), the monument. This theatre, the largest of Sicily after Siracusa, worth a visit for its spectacular views over the Bay. On the other hand, the whole is denatured by an "orchestra" invades projectors, speakers and decorations for musical and theatrical performances. It is regrettable that for the asking price the visit lasts only 15 minutes...
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  • August 18, 2017
    a really nice place magnificent panorama, unfortunately when there are performances the theatre is visible with the scaffolding and loses much charm, however I think it's a place to see absolutely
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Perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina offers lodging options that range from family-run guesthouses and traditional B&Bs, to luxury hotels and private seaside villas. Staying close to the city center allows you to enjoy a broad selection of excellent restaurants and cafes, where you can experience the flavors of Sicily's local cuisine. To avoid the overcrowding of Taormina's central areas, which are packed with tourists all year long, venture deeper inland and consider staying at a quiet cottage or cozy private inn.
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