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Ancient Theatre of Taormina
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$375.98*
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2-hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Taormina
Ranked #1 of 104 things to do in Taormina
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

A wonderful experience with dramatic views of Etna. Get there early before the crowds for a really pleasant visit.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This amphitheatre is wonderful to visit. A real asset to Taormina and a perfect setting for concerts, both classical and contemporary. Brilliant view of Mount Etna from here, as it is perched at the highest point of Taormina. We visited 10 years ago and had a fantastic evening, and were expecting the same this time around. However, there are three issues that badly need sorting out. Firstly, we paid extra for numbered seats in the middle. The seats themselves were however not numbered - no surprise as they are the original carved out stone steps - but there were NO STAFF around who could guide you to your seats, and the canny italians will sit in your seats leaving you to sit elsewhere. Secondly we also paid extra for cushions. We expected that these would be laid out on the steps in advance, but in actual fact they were in strips of 20/30 cushions stuck together, in a large skip away from the seats, and wet through as it had rained the day before. Finally, we attended an open air concert, yet you could clearly hear the very loud music floating up from the bars below which did affect your ability to concentrate on the music. It took more than one hour for either the organisers to ask the bar owners to turn the music down, or the bars themselves closed for the night anyway (the concert was on until well after midnight). This affected the orchestra, who on a couple of occasions had to stop because the sound from the bars was too loud. These three issues need to be addressed urgently as it is not cheap to attend a function here.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The setting is amazing. Hard to imagine that in Greek and Roman times at least 10,000 people could be seated in the theatre. Very easy to imagine how magnificent it must have been. During the summer months concerts are held in the theatre. Had the good fortune to experience a wonderful concert on the last night of my holiday

Thank David C
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

the location. the views. the dramatic Etna in the background. Something to see whilst you live. the only point is that thousands of other people know it too, so the place is quite crowdwed.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

When we visited in September the Taormina festival was on. Went to a free concert of sicilian folk music at the amphitheatre. A must if you visit at this time of year.

Thank Terry D
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