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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 #3 of 27 Attractions in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Theaters, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, Landmarks
Hours:
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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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a worth while attraction if you have the time, while in Taormina. It was filled with scafolding during our visit and this does take away from the experience. It must be great for an actual performance during the summer months. Interesting but not memorable, like the Valley of the Temples in Syracusa.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This was a worthwhile experience in beautiful Taormina. If you're interested in history & architecture, the Teatro shouldn't be missed.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Teatro Greco stays on top of a breathtaking view from the Jovian Sea, well preserved ancient amphitheater.

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Fossano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Let me begin this review with a hilarious fact I witnessed there: a woman having a weird chat on the phone while covering her mouth not to be heard! As Greek theaters are famous for the high quality of acoustic, I can guarantee you that many people visiting the site were able to hear that phone call!! LOL! Anyway, this... More 

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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The walk from the town to the theatre is a slow climb you can step back in time with the Sicilian towns people and think “ what was it like to be there” (as long as you were of the upper class). They say it s a Greek Amphitheatre but it could easily be in a small Roman settlement outside... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This amphitheater is not that well preserved and mostly renovated but the view is spectacular. If you are in Taormina, it is in the center of the town and easily accessible so there is no reason not to view it.

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A very well preserved theatre with fantastic views out over the coast and the sea. It is the jewel in the crown of this very attractive city and well worth the fee. Despite the tourists you get a feel for the history of the place, and it is still used for performances in the season.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Worth the ride up, there is a beautiful view of the Etna and the sicilian shore from the theatre. I wish I could go to a concert held in this place.

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Province of Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The fee was 8 euro due to the season. It was partly cloudy with rain coming. Even still, the view was amazing. I took over 50 photos and I should've gotten more. In every direction, the scenery was beautiful.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a highlight. To sit in the seats of the theatre, where others have sat centuries ago, is a thrill. It is high up from town, so unless you are really fit a cab ride will get you there easily. Just sit and enjoy the view!

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