The Greek theatre of Taormina
the most spectacular ancient site in Sicily
Taormina’s perfect horseshoe-shaped amphitheatre is the town’s leading attraction. Built in the third century BC, it is the second largest amphitheatre in Sicily (after Syracuse) but the clear winner when it comes to location. With a backdrop of the Ionian coast and a smoking Mount Etna looming large in the distance, this is a hard act to follow.
Originally used to stage gladiator shows, with a seating area of up to 10,000, the Teatro Greco is now home to events ranging from fashion shows and concerts to the prestigious Taormina Film Festival.