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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!
Greek Theater of Syracuse
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Greek Theater of Syracuse
The Greek Theater of Syracuse has a storied past. Hosting everything from theater performances and religious worship to large events and public trials, this hillside relic was a key landmark in Sicily during Greek and Roman-era history. It was even the venue for gladiatorial battles, with up to 15,000 people able to view the blood sports of the Roman Empire. You'll literally stand where lions and humans faced-off all those centuries ago. This archaeological site is prime for exploring, its whispering remains are full of incredible stories that will excite history lovers and casual visitors alike.
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.
Regional Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi
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Regional Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi
Situated in a prime location in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily – and thus Syracuse – was influenced significantly by ancient Rome and Greece. Filled with relics, the Paolo Orsi Museum weaves together the fabric of times in a chronological journey through Syracuse's history from prehistory through the fall of the Roman Empire. There's plenty of artifacts to make your journey through the ages even more fascinating, and a collection of medals in the basement to admire, including depictions of Hercules wrestling the lion during his twelve labors.
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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