Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Ancient Theatre of Taormina
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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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Anne M
3 contributions
Sep 2021
Historic landmark - really worth visiting. Lots of space - not crowded. Beatiful views. Not many teatres of this kind in the world.
Written January 12, 2022
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Max S
Manchester, UK7 contributions
Jul 2021
very nice theater. full of history and art. beautiful landscape. one of a kind. I recommend the visit.
Written January 8, 2022
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,177 contributions
Nov 2021
The Greco-Roman theatre is in pretty good shape for its age! The structure is like many other theatres of that era and is not out of the ordinary. The views of the surrounding villages and hillsides from the top are magnificent. We went through as a group but I saw the ticket prices - 11 Euros each, which is pretty steep for an amphitheater.
Written November 15, 2021
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK753 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The amphitheatre was interesting to visit and it has stunning views. You could easily walk around it in under one hour, including reading the storyboards. The toilets were few and poor, for such a tourist attraction that charges €13:50 per adult to visit.
We were in no rush, so managed sit and soak up the historic architecture.
I can only imagine in peak season it's overwhelmed with visitors...... !!!
Written November 8, 2021
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,377 contributions
Sep 2021
Well, it is certainly not cheap, but it is right in the middle of Taormina so easy access and very well kept for its age. The view of course depends on the weather but even with bad weather it offers more than many other such places as you can literally walk behind und under it.
Written November 4, 2021
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Kai-ji
Bangkok, Thailand127 contributions
Oct 2021
The Roman theatre was impressive but Taormina was too touristy for us. We don’t usually go for “people-watching” or visiting high end boutique stores you can find in any big city as holiday activity but even in October 2021 the streets were jammed and it was necessary to “watch” where you were going! Streets full!of tacky stores selling tacky trinkets and souvenirs. Another beautiful small town ruined by commercial tourism.Awful!
Written October 23, 2021
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ786 contributions
Sep 2021
Roman Theater is very impressive, especially the perspectives of its remaining features combined with the town behind; it is also somewhat overpriced for what you get, but on balance still worth it. There is little in terms of information while you are inside, but audioguides are available.
Written October 7, 2021
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MLM2666
London, UK40 contributions
Oct 2021
One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Overwhelming. The only other place I've been with this atmosphere is Delphi, with Mt Olympus.

I had planned this visit for more than a year in lockdown and it was even better than I had imagined. Goethe can't be wrong. I loved the idea that it's still in use.

* Best to go early as possible in the day so not too hot and the queue outside, which is in full sun, isn't too long. It opens at 9am and already busy by 10.
Written October 1, 2021
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Michelle Foster
England, UK31 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited out of curiosity.  Spent less than half hour here as its all about the great views of Taormina. 

Lots of steps and uneven ground so trainers a must.

Heard on the grapevine that Sting performing here in the  next few days and I am sure that the location suits the acoustics.  Events regularly held here.
Written September 28, 2021
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Susan D
Laguna Niguel, CA61 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Well preserved outdoor theater with beautiful views. Does require some walking up grades and stairs with uneven surfaces. If you plan on driving check out available parking areas ahead of your arrival as most of the city requires a permit. There are 2 lots nearby, the walk is about 10-15 mins.
Written September 26, 2021
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