Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Taormina

4.2
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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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  • Visited early evening about 6pm .. what a gorgeous place to watch the sunset. So much information about the Theatre to learn about. The grounds are stunning and so many nice places to take photos...  more »
  • €10 entry fee per person - we wondered; but it was well worth it. The views of Etna in the background framed by the remains of this ancient theatre was worth it alone. We were lucky not many people...  more »

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