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The Necropolis is situatated just outside the town of Taormina.

In a wooded area along the Via Lurgi Pirandello, is a stretch of ancient wall with rows of recesses symmetrically arranged one above the other. These are not Roman ruins, as we might too hastily imagine, but the remains of an old Byzantine cemetery, probably used [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2019

The church stands next to Palazo Corvaja and dates from the 17th-18th century. The facade, above which is a short bell-tower, is simple and adorned with an 18th-century Baroque door. Above it in a niche, is a sculptured likeness of St Catherine of Alexandria executed in the 18th century by P. Greco. The interior, of [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2019

16 Comments CherryPie on Nov 26th 2019

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lau Tzu

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2019

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 [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2019

Remains of a peristyle temple have been uncovered by excavations, incorporated into the foundations of the church of St. Caterina, located next to the south-western corner of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. In the absence of other evidence, fragments of the limestone geison (raking cornice) would permit to date the temple to the mid-3rd century BC. [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2019

The construction of the amphitheater starts probably by the Greeks around the third century. BC, at the time of Hiero II.
To allow the construction was necessary to remove manually from the mountain over 100,000 cubic meters of rock.
The plant was later renovated and expanded by the Romans, who inserted columns, statues and ingenious covers.
The Greek theatre of Taormina, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 16th 2019

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