Naumachie

These extensive remains of the Roman period are among the most representative in the whole of Sicily. They consist of a long brick wall dating from the Imperial age, which was restored only in 1943. The Restoration also brought to light part of the original pavement. Although these Roman remains, running parallel to the upper stretch of Corsa Umbertico, are aesthetically diminished by the row of houses built above them, the monumental row of the 18 larger niches is nonetheless remarkable.*

Naumachie

Naumachie

Naumachie

*From the book entitled ‘Taormina – The Pearl of the Ionian Sea”

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2019

10 Responses to “Naumachie – Taormina”

  1. Pebble stone pavements are rather common in Malaysian parks.
    The pebbles are arranged tightly together with the pointed ends facing upwards.
    Walking barefoot on these stones is supposedly good for your health.
    But trust me, it’s unbelievably excruciating.

  2. Ayush says:

    i think i would sit at one of those benches and really soak in the atmosphere, CherryPie

  3. Astrid says:

    You visited again some wonderful places, Cherry. This looks like a very quiet and peaceful place.

  4. shabana says:

    elegant images dear Cheri

    Romans were master in their art of architecture indeed
    whereever they ruled ,left the symbol of their brilliance

    • CherryPie says:

      They were conquerors of nations (as were others over time), changing the nature and culture of the indigenous people. It is fascinating to read history :-)

      Yes :-) the Romans left wonderful architecture and art for us all to see so many years after they retreat from the various countries that they conquered (at least for a while).

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