The ancient Tauromenium

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Were a man to spend only one day in Sicily and ask, "What must one see?" I would answer him without hesitation, "Taormina." It is only a landscape, but a landscape where you find everything on earth that seems made to seduce the eyes, the mind and the imagination.
Guy de Maupassant

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Ciao amici di Hive eccomi qui, oggi in questo nuovo post vi parlerò di una città che ho visitato la scorsa estate e che mi è rimasta nel cuore. Spero tanto piaccia anche a voi e che vi faccia venire la voglia di visitarla.
Hi Hive friends here I am, today in this new post I will tell you about a city that I visited last summer and that has remained in my heart. I hope you like it too much and that it makes you want to visit it.

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La scorsa estate ho visitato la città di Taormina, si trova sulla costa orientale della Sicilia. Mi sono recata qui con l’intenzione di visitare il suo teatro antico. Essendo io un’archeologa ero incuriosita da questa antica struttura greco-romana ancora oggi in funzione. Infatti all’interno del teatro vengono fatti numerosi spettacoli sia teatrali che musicali.

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Last summer I visited the city of Taormina, located on the east coast of Sicily. I went here with the intention of visiting its ancient theater. Being an archaeologist I was intrigued by this ancient Greco-Roman structure still in operation today. In fact, numerous theatrical and musical performances are held inside the theater.

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Una volta arrivata, ho visitato la città, mi sono immersa nei colori del centro storico, una città antica che fu fondata nel 358 a.C. dai Greci con il nome di Tauromenion ed è una delle più antiche colonie della Magna Grecia. La città venne poi conquistata dai romani, normanni e infine spagnoli, e ogni dominazione ha lasciato delle diverse tracce, per questo la città è così ricca di fascino e di colori.

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Once I arrived, I visited the city, immersed myself in the colors of the historic center, an ancient city that was founded in 358 BC. by the Greeks with the name of Tauromenion and is one of the oldest colonies of Magna Graecia. The city was then conquered by the Romans, Normans and finally the Spaniards, and each domination has left different traces, which is why the city is so rich in charm and colors.

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Simbolo per eccellenza della città è proprio il teatro antico, uno dei più importanti della Magna grecia dopo quello di Siracusa ( che andrò a vedere a Luglio, quindi preparatevi per un futuro post anche su quello). Il teatro, come ogni teatro greco poggia la cavea sul pendio. Sia i Greci che i romani in seguito, durante la costruzione di monumenti, cercavano di sfruttare al meglio il territorio, per utilizzare il minor numero di materie prime e dispendio di energie. Il teatro ha una vista mozzafiato, infatti gli spettatori seduti nella cavea a guardare lo spettacolo, si trovavano davanti una della migliori viste di tutta Sicilia. In lontananza infatti si vede sia la costa calabra che la costa ionica e anche l’Etna con la sua cima fumante.

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​​The symbol par excellence of the city is the ancient theater, one of the most important in Magna Graecia after that of Syracuse (which I will go to see in July, so get ready for a future post on that too). The theater, like any Greek theater, rests the cavea on the slope. Later, both the Greeks and the Romans, during the construction of monuments, tried to make the most of the territory, to use the least number of raw materials and waste of energy. The theater has a breathtaking view, in fact the spectators sitting in the auditorium to watch the show were in front of one of the best views in all of Sicily. In fact, in the distance you can see both the Calabrian coast and the Ionian coast and also Mount Etna with its smoking peak.

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Altro posto da visitare è il parco di Trevelyan, ora parco del comune di Taormina, ma inizialmente di proprietà di Lady Florence Trevelyan, nobildonna inglese. La quale tomba si trova ancora all’interno del parco e precisamente nella torre più alta della struttura. Il parco è molto grande, ricco di vegetazione e regala delle viste sul mare veramente da non perdere.

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Another place to visit is the Trevelyan park, now the park of the municipality of Taormina, but initially owned by Lady Florence Trevelyan, an English noblewoman. Which tomb is still located within the park and precisely in the highest tower of the structure. The park is very large, full of vegetation and offers truly unmissable sea views.

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Eccoci giunti alla fine del nostro viaggio, spero di avervi fatto venir voglia di prendere un volo per la Sicilia. Alla prossima! Chiara
Here we are at the end of our journey, I hope I made you want to take a flight to Sicily. Until next time! Chiara

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beautiful place, beautiful city and beautiful photos. I only see this in movies but this city is really amazing. thanks for the virtual tour.

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Wow, wonderfully beautiful post! Tauromenium beauty, can only be compared to yours! Simple and unpretentious! Iam looking forward for your next post from Sicily. You got a new fan!

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