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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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  • Beautiful setting. Easy walk from park. You really get a feel for how it must have been. Photos in travel books are not wrong! 
  • The Greek Theatre of Taormina is indeed a unique place, full of history and beauty. Really preserved (more than that of Syracuse), as there is a breathtaking scenery between the blue sea and Etna smoking in the background. Worth a visit, preferably not in the summer heat.
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  • Most of the Greek theatre has been rebuilt in modern materials, which isn't everyone's cup of tea. I think this attraction is very overpriced but most of Taormina is and tourists should be prepared fo...  more »