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Ancient Theatre of 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 November 15, 2013

The location was chosen wisely to have a backdrop of Mt. Etna from distance. The structure is also stunning.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Impressive site overlooking the coastline. Maybe am a bit spoiled after all my travels, but €8 entrance fee is a bit steep. If you have never been to or unlikely to see another Roman theatre it may be worth it. No explanations in English and not very well preserved, this theatre is set in a fantastic site with great viewpoints up and down the coastline and to the hills and fortress behind.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

The view from the amphitheater was magnificent. It was fun to walk up and down the steps and imagine what the ancients must have done 2000 years ago.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is the main attraction in Taormina except for the town itself. It is a short walk from the main gate. I thought the cost was excessive for this attraction. The theater was nice enough, but was nothing spectacular. The best part about it was the views for Mt. Etna. If you were in the center of the cava, you had an almost direct look of Etna. I was just not impressed after seeing several other Greek theaters in Sicily - this one just didn't measure up. Then again, you have to find something to do in Taormina if you don't want to shop or stay at the beach.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a quite-large amphitheatre but its principal distinguishing factor is that it is on a mountaintop. In every direction, there are spectacular views - of the surrounding mountains, the Mediterranean, Mt. Etna, and the Sicilian coast stretching north to Messina and south to Catania. How the Greeks mustered the resources to cart all the stone and brick up the mountain, is something to ponder as you walk around.

All by itself, the theatre would justify a trip to Taormina (though of course there are other reasons to come). It is well worth the 8 euro admission.

If you try to understand the official diagrams, you will just get confused. Go straight in, it doesn't matter where you start, and you will wind up in the same places. On the far end, beyond the highest benches, there is a bit of a park, shady and with the same expansive views.

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