Of course it's the main archeological attraction of the town. And my advice is to visit it first.
The theatre was built by Greeks and then transformed and enlarged by Romans. It's rather big by size, however I don't know how many people can be seated there.
The theatre has an outstanding location and one can spotted a lot of beautiful views from out there. Especially from the top of auditorium visitors can absorb the full impact of panoramic view and with the bright weather one can admire the sight of mount Etna with its summit covered in snow.
The theatre is still used for performing and it will be a real luck if you manage to see something there.
The day was very windy and once at 2000m it was even worse. But that wasn't the reason why lifts up the last kilometer were closed :-(!
From up there, it was not possible to see the top of Etna - but look at the fume coming out and going to the right!!
Etna was very active at that time, a lot of fume indeed and in night-time you could see lava coming out like fireworks!
In just a couple of days the snow melted down due to this activity!
Although not as big as the greek theatre at Segesta, the one in Taormina is quite impressive. It is a short walk from the town's centre.
This lovely rocky island, once belonged to Florence Trevelyan, who built a small house and planted bushes here.
The Greek amphitheater. Go in a walk a round. Experience beautiful view anywhere you look. With such a fabulous view surrounding the theatre, how could anyone concentrate on the play??
Not so much a sight in itself, but seeing it from Taormina gives you that feeling of being by the Mediterranean and nowhere else. The island is a nature reserve but you can swim nearby.
Of course you need to go down to the beach. There is a very long beach from Taormina-Mare to Mazzaro, great for a walk or a swimm.
At eastertime it is not always warm enogh to have a swimm :-(
And as you see some of the numberous stairs are very narrow, so narrow you can't pass by if somebody coms towards you.
As Taormina is built on the side of a mountain it has of course got loads of stairs to get up and down. Some of them are very wide like this one.
This is the place where you just have to go. From here you get a great view towards the sea, towards the Etna and up in direction Castelmola.
The Restaurants here are the most expensive ones!
The town is full of ancient churches and cathedrals. Have a walk thru the town and admire their beauty.