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Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco)

Via Teatro Greco, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942/232220
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Taormina
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: IITeatro Antico Di Taormina or in English, Antiquarium of the Ancient Theatre The Greek Theatre or Teatro-Greco dates back to the Hellenistic period... more »
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Hellingly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

With Etna as a backdrop, the setting of the amphitheatre is transporting much like Pompey is. I would highly recommend a visit in the afternoon to enjoy the special environment created as the sun sets

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Magnificent setting in Taormina. We went on a cloudy day, which meant you could not see Etna in the background. Reasonable entrance fee, panoramic views are breath taking.

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

An incredible insight into how advanced this construction was for the time. Thought provoking, excellent sound reproduction, well preserved, a must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic piece of history almost in the middle of Taormina. A bit run down in some places (not the Greek ruins), but some more recent modifcations have become worn and tatty. Please don't let that put you off. The ruins are still very impressive and the view of the sea and Mount Etna are breathtaking! Well worth the Euros 8.00... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong, the Amphitheater was lovely but to charge 8 euro for the experience, in my opinion, really isn't worth it. Only took about 20/30 minutes to look around. Some lovely views over the bays. If you've visited and seen other amphitheaters before I probably be hesitate to recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Pros: -Great views from theatre and adjacent pathways of Mount Etna, towns below and out to sea. -Small Epigraphic Collection containing stone inscriptions. -Wheelchair ramp to stage level of theatre -Toilets Cons: -Road up to entrance full of shops mainly selling tourist tat -€8 entrance fee -No lock on toilet doors

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A taste of Sicily's past with Greek & Roman influence. Still used today so see if you can attend an event.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stand at the top of the amphitheatre and marvel at the skill of the ancient Greeks and enjoy the views.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not as spectacular as I expected, and very little to see beyond the view, which is impressive. Maybe wasn't helped by being an overcast day. Difficult to avoid all the school trip groups.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a tour that took us to the amphitheater. Not only is it very old with an interesting history, but it has a great view of the city and water below.

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