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Resort close to taormina's greco-roman theatre

One of the great attractions of the La Plage resort is its proximity to the Greco-Roman Theatre in Taormina which is less than 5 km away.

The theatre is the oldest and best conserved monument in the whole town and is reachable in just a few minutes by car from the hotel taking the Via Nazionale/SS114 and Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10 towards Via Timeo in Taormina and then following the road towards the Via Teatro Greco.

From the few historical documents that have been found, it is thought that the theatre had Grecian origins and was most probably built in the 3rd century BC, albeit the face that it presents to the world today appears to be more reminiscent of the Roman empire.

Increased in size during the Republican era or the first Empire, the theatre eventually measured 109 metres in diameter with an orchestra pit of 35 metres in diameter and the capacity to accommodate up to 10,000 spectators.

Since the 1950’s it has been used as the setting for films, musicals and theatrical works and for performances and concerts that have gone down in the annals of history.

 

It is also easy and convenient to visit the town of Taormina itself as the La Plage Resort is close to the town centre being just 5km away.

In order to reach the town centre or the historic Corso Umberto, you will need to take the Via Nazionale/SS114, Via Mario e Nicola Garipoli/Svincolo Taormina Nord and follow the road in the direction of the Corso Umberto.

Taormina is full of places of significant historical, cultural and artistic interest. From amongst the many options, we would highlight the Cathedral of San Nicola, the church of San Giorgio, the chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie, the church of San Pancrazio, the Naumachie (sections of an ancient Roman wall), the Odeon, the Castle of Monte Tauro, Palazzo Corvaja, the Palazzo of the Dukes of Santo Stefano, the Villa Comunale and the Piazza IX Aprile.

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