Out of Palermo - Taormina, Palermo
The GREEK AMPHITHEATRE was built in the third century BC, and expanded by the Romans, who enlarged the stage and added a partial roof (now destroyed). Reserved seating existed even in Greek times; a seat bears the inscription of the name of Philistide, wife of Hieron II of Syracuse. The view of Mount Etna and the sea beyond the theatre is breathtaking !
TAORMINA, dating from the 4th century B.C., overlooking the Ionian Sea below, and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, is a lovely touristic resort !