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Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco)

Via Teatro Greco, 98100 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942/232220
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theaters
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Honestly- I did not have high expectations for Sicily, Taormina and this theatre but man, was I blown away. I think Sicily was one of the highlights of my cruise that stopped at almost 10 different destinations. Taormina is just beautiful and at the very end of the main street, off to the right is this ancient theatre. I think... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The views from the Teatro were fabulous. From the top looking down into the stage with the sea in the background - very beautiful! Worth a wander round if visiting Taormina. Also, special rates for under 25 years old (sadly, I've long past that age!). Recommended.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was there in the day, but if you can go to a concert here... it will be one you may never forget! It was built before the Romans took over from the Greeks (i.e. "Greek Amphiteater"). Stunning old architecture with Mt. Etna in the background. Just a walk from the main street of town. Really beautiful-

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Must be the most awesome concert venue anywhere. Beautiful setting - you could even see Etna's lava flow through one of the arches after dark.

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Canterbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Although the Ampitheater is an ancient monument, it has been adapted to stage outdoor concert events. Which must be lovely to experience, but as an historic monument has very little to see.The views are lovely, but can be experienced without paying an entrance fee of eight euro,s per person.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Whatever is on, I would recommend getting a ticket as it is a special place to watch a gig/play/opera. Simple Minds were playing and we got a ticket at the back (unallocated seating - which is fine) for 28 Euro a piece. It was a really memorable night and amazing sitting in something so ancient and in such a truly... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Rather than the theater, I enjoyed the views of the oceans and coasts from the top of the theater. The temperature exceeded 30 degree C and this made us exhausted to go up and down the steps. I recommend to bring the water in the summer time.

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MKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The main attraction here is the Greco-Roman Amphitheater. You have to walk through the town of Taormina to get there. The town is absolutely stunning. Great views of the sea from far above, gorgeous flowers and quality souvenir shops. The theater is the icing on the cake. It is fun to walk around the ruins and see the jaw-dropping scenery... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

All of the pictures of Taormina give the view from behind the Teatro Greco showing Mt. Etna. What they don't tell you is all of those pictures were taken before modern productions where performed in the theater. Some of the original Greek seats were exchanged for modern ones and the stage was covered with a wooden platform causing the theater... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I must admit I was taken with the beautiful views from this ancient Greek theater. I was lucky enough to obtain tickets for the last night of the film festival so the venue was fantastic as was the presentation and movie. While it was at night, I would love to see it during the day time.

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