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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  • Lovely setting we could look down on it from an apartment way up the hill. Bus down and 10 euro ticket, pay at the entrance. Not too busy as it was lunch time. Great views, lots of history to... 
    Lovely setting we could look down on it from an apartment way up the hill. Bus down and 10 euro ticket, pay at the entrance. Not too busy as it was lunch time. Great views, lots of history to...  more »
  • A wonderful, beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. The size of the amphitheatre is so impressive and so much of it intact. The views are stunning too, all for 10€ per person. Toilets are... 
    A wonderful, beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. The size of the amphitheatre is so impressive and so much of it intact. The views are stunning too, all for 10€ per person. Toilets are...  more »
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  • Lovely, but a bit overcrowded despite Covid precautions.
  • A must when in Taormina. Stunning views of the city, Etna, and the coast. The Teatro is stunning. Very historical. We LOVED our visit to this historical landmark. Arrive early because it gets busy later in morning and afternoon.

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