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Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina, Italy

From series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
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.

Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina, Italy 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

ATM bankomat: 'Bnl Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro S.P.A.' located in 0.36 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Avis Autonoleggio Taormina' is located in 0.38 km ( on the map).
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

Nearest airports:
 »  Tito Menniti Airport REG - in 39 km
 »  Fontanarossa Airport CTA - in 47 km
 »  Sigonella NAF Airport NSY - in 59 km
 »  Lamezia Terme Airport SUF - in 143 km
 »  Falcone-Borsellino Airport PMO - in 195 km
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Best hotels near Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina

Villa Sirami

Located in 0 km from Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina
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Rooms: 8
Surrounded by a garden, all rooms feature free air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. An Italian buffet breakfast is … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa La Spada

Located in 1 km from Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina
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Rooms: 4
Rooms are en suite and air conditioned. They all have a private entrance and a desk. The owners live on site, and can prepare you savoury produce for … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Cristina

Located in 2 km from Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina
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Rooms: 5
The B&B has excellent bus links to Taormina, less than 10 minutes' drive away, and to Catania - Fontanarossa Airport, 40 minutes away. Rooms here … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment Valeria Giardini Naxos

Located in 3 km from Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina
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Rooms: 1
Valeria is a 3-room apartment 60 m2, on the ground floor: living/dining room with 1 double sofa bed. Exit to the garden. 1 double bedroom with fan. 1 … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Teatro Greco Antico di Taormina - Taormina

A worthy competitor of the popular hotel complex is luxurious El Jebel Hotel. It is located in the heart of the historical district of Taormina near the cathedral and occupies a magnificent Moorish palace. The building has preserved many original elements, including elegant archways and a beautiful noble-wood finish. El Jebel Hotel provides its guests with stylish suites decorated in various colors and furnished with elegant handmade wooden furniture. On the roof of the hotel, you can find a gorgeous fully-furnished observation deck.

A truly unique establishment is Casa Cuseni Luxury B&B Hotel, which attracts both budget tourists and fans of relaxation in unusual places. A historic villa housing the hotel is of great architectural and huge artistic value. Works by Henry Faulkner and Pablo Picasso serve as its main decorations. The charming hotel hosted many celebrities, including the world-famous actress Greta Garbo. Besides the "artistic interior", a historic garden is of no less interest. The green area boasts of more than 10 panoramic terraces, a large collection of rare plants, and very beautiful old but functioning fountains.
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