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Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco)

Address: Via Teatro Greco, 98100 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942/232220
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Ranked #11 of 43 Activities in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Theaters, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The view of Mount Etna and the sea beyond is absolutely superb at...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Theaters, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This and Garmisch are my fav places in Europe, been to both many times & loved it! So much to see, do, & eat there! Great place to spend the day.

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Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This establishment doesn't offer the authenticity of incoming film industry professionals. The new technique rolled in is still under management. it looks like the myth of drama and theater has to be recreated. The presence of glory will never disappear. The view to Etna is nice too on a clear day.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Taormina is a must when being in Sicily! Not far away from the airport, it is a cosy town on the slopes going down to the see and castles and rocks on the top. The theater itself is perfectly located on the top of one hill and from it you see the see, Etna in distance and Taormina peaks on... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you're ever in Taormina you must take a side trip to this theater. You can sit in the very same place people sat to watch Greek Tragedies thousands of years ago. This would be a place to visit even if the theater was not preserved to enjoy the panoramic views of the coastline and of course ever present Mount... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A wonderful example of Greek architecture and history. So lovely to see it in context and against such a splendid backdrop.....could really imagine it being used all those years ago. Glad to see it is still used today for concerts.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Teatro is a must do when in Taormina if only for the amazing views of the coastline and the mountains they just take your breath away. Go early as there are a lot of tourists around and it is hard to get a good photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Sitting quietly in the upper bleachers of this incredible stage, set in a natural valley, overlooking the city and beyond, to the towering, looming monster, that is Etna. Add to that a blue sky for your canvass and wisps of ethereal clouds and you are captivated, nay fixated, by this tranquil, yet exciting tableau. I read Goethe's words on seeing... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I love this theatre from the ancient world. What a great location for a building! Its really worth seeing when you visit Taormina but Mount Etna seems to let you know she is there the whole time. You love seeing this theatre but the mountain seems to overt your attention to constantly glance at her power as well as she... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The theater is generally well preserved, but the views of Mt. Etna, the coast and the surrounding countryside are amazing. The theater is still in use, so you get a real feel for what it is like to see a performance currently. Definitely a must do when in Taormina.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The view is worth the money but the theater was not very interesting. As usual, no information in English...

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