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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  • They say that that the present structure was rebuilt on the foundations of an older theatre of the Greek period (diameter of 120 metres ). This is the 2nd largest in Sicily after the one in Syracuse.....  more »
  • This is definitely a place to visit. The history of the amphitheater and the views from it are spectacular. Would definitely recommend.  more »
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