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Ancient Theater of Taormina
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Ancient Theater of Taormina
The Ancient Theater of Taormina is an ancient Greco-Roman amphitheater in Taormina, Sicily. Built by the ancient Greeks in around the third century BC, the site was renovated by the Romans around 500 years later. Carved into the Sicilian hills, the theater is still in use today. The likes of Bob Dylan, Elton John and Sting have all graced its stage, which boasts stellar views of the ocean and surrounding countryside. Not your average music venue!
Maniace Castle
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Maniace Castle
Stare out across the sea from this scenic Syracuse citadel. The castle was built in the early 13th century by Emperor Frederick II and was home to a number of Sicilian queens from the 14th to 16th centuries. While some of its former glory may be gone, remnants of this once great castle remain, including intricate masonry.
Archaeological Museum of Naxos and Naxos Archaeological Site
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Archaeological Museum of Naxos and Naxos Archaeological Site
Discover where the ancient Greeks first set foot in Sicily as you walk through ruins dating back close to 3,000 years. See the walls of Naxos in the archaeological area, and discover ornaments and relics from before Naxos' ruin in the 5th century BC inside the Archaeological Museum of Naxos.
Tindari Archaeological Area
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Tindari Archaeological Area
The Tindari Archaeological Area lets visitors feast their eyes on the remains of the impressive perimeter walls built under Dionysius the Elder. This Roman settlement perched high over the sea was once the perfect fortress, and contains thermal spas, taverns, and an impressive patrician house full of mosaics and other fancy decorations. The theater was built by the Greeks before it was re-done by the Romans for gladiatorial contests.
Regional Naturalistic Museum of Isolabella
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Regional Naturalistic Museum of Isolabella
The Regional Naturalistic Museum of Isolabella is a boutique museum located inside an architecturally unique villa on the beautiful Sicilian island of Isola Bella. Inside, you'll encounter a range of exhibits that preserve and showcase the unique biosphere, geology, and cultural heritage of the island, as well as the villa's own architecture, which is cleverly designed to blend into the surrounding landscape.

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