Greek Theater - Taormina
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Greek Theater - Taormina

The Greek theater it would have a Hellenistic origin - on the basis of the few archaeological documents it could be from 3rd century BC but it shows up totally Roman in its present aspect. The original structure was linked to a small sanctuary, the base of which remains on the belvedere overlooking the auditorium. 

A first reconstruction of the building took place in the Republican age or the first Empire, perhaps below Augusto, only to be expanded in the first half of XNUMXnd century AD in the forms known today. The building reached a maximum diameter of 109 meters, with an orchestra with a diameter of 35 meters, for a capacity of about 10000 spectators.

Atiquarium of Taormina 

Small archaeological museum inside the Greek Theater.

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Audio Guide: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

Photo: Ignazio Caloggero

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