A pearl in the heart of the island. The second largest theatre in Sicily after the Greek theatre in Syracuse. Even the passing visitor cannot miss this authentic beauty: the ancient Greek-Roman theatre of Taormina fascinates tourists from all over the world.
As soon as you arrive on the spot, the only panorama that appears before your eyes will literally leave you breathless; with its 109 meters in diameter and 20 meters in height, totally excavated in the rock, this famous Greek theatre is a glimpse to your eye with one of the most evocative backgrounds: the charming waters of the Ionian Sea that meets the austere grandeur of Etna.
If you love art and history then this is the place you absolutely must visit. Built around the third century before Christ and later rebuilt by the Roman Empire under the guidance of Augustus, there are different artistic forms and every single stone exudes culture and tells the past events.
Location for important ceremonies, such as the awards ceremony David di Donatello’s, Taormina’s Art and Film Fest, over the course of time this historic theatre has literally driven many famous people crazy so much that Woody Allen himself wanted it for the shooting of the film “The goddess of love”.
If you are a music lover you must know that international artists such as Elton John, Sting, Mika, Deep Purple, Santana, Noel Gallagher and many others have performed right inside this theatre. But the most awaited and fitting event is the usual appointment with the classical theatre season during the month of June.