IITeatro Antico Di Taormina or in English, Antiquarium of the Ancient Theatre

The Greek Theatre or Teatro-Greco dates back to the Hellenistic period, 3rd century B.C. You can see epigraphs with inscriptions in Greek and in Latin, architectonic elements such as columns and shafts and sculptures and statue bases with one dating back to the 3rd century B.C. It was first used as a theatre with  the orchestra at the center and nine sections with eight rows of seats which could hold up to 10,000 spectators. In the 3rd century A.D. it was changed to an amphitheatre with wild beasts and gladiators for sporting shows. Next in the medieval ages it was used as a palatial residence.

There is a bookstore where one can purchase gifts and souvenirs. Soon there is to be a cafe and a museum of sorts. Although at this time music events have been prohibited they hope to be able to resume soon.

Teatro-Greco is the second largest theatre in Siclily and has a panaramic view of both Mt. Etna and Taormina with the sea below.