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Greek Theatre, Taormina

Categories: Ruins, Concerts & Shows, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I attended the concert by Franco Battiato on July 31 at the Greek Theatre in Taormina, and I can't figure out if I was enchanted to Franco or for theater, let say you arrichivano each other. Music and songs by Franco were a sight breathtaking in that enlightened frame under a starry sky with views of Mount Etna.
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  • Find this marvel coming through a street in the city of Catania is a real surprise is a magnificent rehabilitation which has respected the real thing and enabling new spaces to make it functional and that currently representations may be performed.
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  • I visited this place during my stay in Taormina and I think is one of the main places to visit during a trip to Sicily! History and culture are enclosed within this wonderful theater, which offers unparalleled views from above
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