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Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco)

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Address: Via Teatro Greco, 98100 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942/232220
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Description: 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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Picture perfect view of the Greek Theatre against the backdrop of the bay, sea and Etna. The only downside is the fact that it is obviously used for performances and modern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Good to visit when the temperate is cool as it gets very hot within the theatre. Very atmospheric and would excellent to see a live show there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Picture perfect view of the Greek Theatre against the backdrop of the bay, sea and Etna. The only downside is the fact that it is obviously used for performances and modern seatinghas been installed over some of the original. Still worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere.

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Teatro Greco Romano in Taormina the end of April. The construction is 2300 years old, slightly restored, and still used for plays. It seats 1200, each with a clear view. The theater is on the crest of a steep hillside overlooking the Mediterranean. Some seats have an impressive view of Mt. Etna. Others view the craggy hills.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

In a spectacular location looking seaward, this is a good example of an amphitheatre. However, it is obvious that it is a major venue for performances what with the plastic/wooden seating and stage, and these unfortunate features detract from the historical impact of the site. Probably best to go in the early morning for the best photos, and before the... More 

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West Hallam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

As Greek theatre sites go, this has to be in the top ten! Perched on the hillside of Taormina, with the sea only a couple of kilometres on one side, and spectacular views across to Mount Etna, its location alone cries out to be visited. But they know it, and there are many better antiquities within Sicily at a lower... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you want to take a nice picture of the theatre with the Etna in the background, then go in the morning for a best light.

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Cathedral City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The ancient theater was high on the mountain of Taormina with beautiful ocean views. It was well preserved. I took many photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This site has been sympathetically restored. It was a real treat to see this but sadly we went at the wrong time of year to see it in all it's glory. That is there was no opera or performances as it was too early in the season. True to the reason for the site we'd love to have experienced the... More 

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Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Amphitheater would be absolutely gorgeous…the view is stunning - but permanent plastic seating has been installed on the lower levels as apparently 'shows' are staged here in the summertime? I would rather have the location roped off and see it in it's glory rather than look at the horrid white plastic seating!

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If in Taormina you must visit the Greek theatre. You get a real feel for the history of the place and the views of Etna are stunning. Entry was 8euro

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