Sicily Grand Tour
The Greek theater of Taormina is on of the main destination of every visitor of the city. Anyone who visits Taormina even for just a few hours cannot avoid visiting it. Second in size only to the Greek theater of Syracuse, it has for sure the splendid most splendid view. The Greek theater of Taormina was built in the concavity of Monte Tauro, or the mountain on which our city stands, in the Hellenistic age, and was used for representations of tragedies and comedies, expanded and almost entirely rebuilt by the Romans, who used it to watch the fights between gladiators. It is estimated that it took over ten years to build it. Nowadays the Greek theater is used for film and theater shows, symphonic music concerts and ballets. Continuing along Via di Giovanni we enter the Villa Comunale, strolling through almost three hectares of parkland, following the cobbled streets through thick Mediterranean vegetation. The main features of the villa are the arab-style turrets in Chinese pagoda style, made of bricks and lava pumice, built to study birds. At the end of the stairway we will find ourselves on Corso Umberto where we leave you free to conclude your beautiful stay in Taormina. The shops are open every day from 9:00 in the morning until late evening. We advise you to enter the little streets and corners that flow into Corso Umberto: you will find typical restaurants and pubs to enjoy the Taormina nightlife.