Year: 2nd century BC. Height: 20 meters.
The Italian town of Taormina has also its own unique antique symbol - a beautiful amphitheater that recalls the culture and traditions of the past. According to researchers, the construction of the theater took place in the 2nd century BC. For the erection of the arena local residents had to do a tremendous job. They have leveled a huge mountain, having moved more than 100000 cubic meters of limestone for this purpose.
If you stay at one of the spectator places of the ancient theater, you can admire the picturesque panoramic view of the coast and Etna volcano. The amphitheater in Taormina was significantly expanded in the era of ancient Rome. In its arena bloody battles of gladiators were held. Modern travellers will also have an opportunity to touch the culture of ancient times. The ancient arena remains a permanent venue for interesting cultural events. For several years the amphitheater has been used for the international festival of arts "Taormina Arte".
Ballet performances, symphonic concerts and operas are just a part of the cultural events that regularly take place in the theater. Travellers who visit Taormina in October will be able to witness Giuseppe Sinopoli Music Festival, in which the best orchestras of the country take part. The amphitheater in Taormina is impressive in scale, its length is about 120 meters, the width is about 50 meters, and the height of the walls is about 20 meters. The preserved elements of the finish of the ancient building allow us to fully appreciate its former greatness. Next - Anfiteatro romano de Merida
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Useful staff nearby
Car rental office: 'Avis Autonoleggio Taormina' is located in 0.38 km (
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Fuel station: 'Stazione Di Servizio Di Cannizzaro Antonino (Agip-Eni)' in 0.16 km
Supermarket: 'Maricchiolo Nora' in 0.15 km
Parking: 'Garace Sea Palace Mazzaro'' in 0.2 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia British Del Dr. Giovanni Verso & C. S.N.C.' in 0.54 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri' in 0.35 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Ariston' in 0.15 km
Railway station: 'Stazione Taormina-Giardini' in 1.13 km
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