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Greek Amphitheater

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Address: Via Teatro Greco, 98100, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942/232220
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The view of Mount Etna and the sea beyond is absolutely superb at...

The view of Mount Etna and the sea beyond is absolutely superb at Taormina's 10,000-seat ancient Greek amphitheater, which was erected in the third century BC and expanded by the Romans.

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Amazing views and theatre

What a beautiful place, its ashame that they renovated it and put modern chairs etc there though, the theatre is amazing anyways. Panorama views over the vulcano etna and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place, its ashame that they renovated it and put modern chairs etc there though, the theatre is amazing anyways. Panorama views over the vulcano etna and the town, there is a small entry fee but its worth it, make sure you bring your passport to enter at half price if you are under 26 or 27 forgot... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit to the Greek Amphitheater is a must on your trip to Taormina. I love history, so I hired a guide while I was there so I was able to understand everything I was seeing. It truly is one of the most beautiful views in Taormina and something you HAVE to see if you are in the area. It... More 

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São Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic ruins and view of the Etna. The remnants transport you to an era of culture and knowledge. You just wonder how could they make such heavy constructions 2500 years ago.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The theatre and its incredible setting must be seen! The view of Mt. Etna in the background is one of the set-piece views of Sicily!

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone should see that place. If you love nature, good views or history. Evening time before sunset was best time to go.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did not even know about this place until we got to Taormina. Made the trek up from the beach at Taormina but it was worth the walk up. We went on a Sunday in winter and it wasn't too busy. Amatuer and pro photographers alike will not run out of material up here. With some of the best views of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The senior rate is no longer in effect - Everyone pays the same rate! We were there on a rainy day, so the views from the amphitheater were non-existent. There are a lot better amphitheaters than this one. When you pay 10 Euros to get in you expect to have toilet paper and paper towels in the rest rooms. The... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views to the sea, from different levels of the Amphitheater. This ancient place is not suitable for handicap people because of the amount of stairs to view the site. You can view different sides of the coast line, but depending on the clouds you can see Mt. Etna.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As ancient theaters go this one is in pretty sad shape. There is a gorgeous view from the top. You can only imagine that it was a great setting for ancient performances. There are post that indicate there is free admission for senior adults. That is no longer available as of 2014.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be a must see when visiting beautiful Taormina. Sitting on steps where people have sat for over 2400 years is humbling. The amphitheatre is huge, built on top of Taormina. The Greeks originally built the theatre, then the Italians expanded and built the high walls at the back. The tranquility and beauty of Mt Etna makes you... More 

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