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The Greek theater carved in stone is probably the most famous landmark in Taormina. It was built in 3rd century BC, and it owes its appearance to the Romans who rebuilt it in 1st century AD. …

The Greek theater carved in stone is probably the most famous landmark in Taormina. It was built in 3rd century BC, and it owes its appearance to the Romans who rebuilt it in 1st century AD.
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  • Mulţumesc Andonia şi mi-ar fi plăcut să-ţi răspund cu vorbele lui Carlos despre Taormina...
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  • Un oras care-si merita pe deplin denumirea de „Perla Mării Ionice”. Superb!!!
    Thank you, Michaela!
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  • Thank you so much for watching, Ren. Warm thanks for your comments! Have a great week!
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  • Estoy muy agradecida por tu comentario Carlos. Me alegra que Taormina haya sido de tu agrado. Te auguro una semana grata, y te mando muchos cariños
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  • “ In Palermo dialect the adjective ‘mafioso’ once meant ‘beautiful, ‘bold’, ‘self-confident’. Anyone who was worthy of being described as mafioso therefore had a certain something, an attribute called ‘mafia’. ‘Cool’ is about the closest modern English equivalent: a mafioso was something who fancied himself.” (Quote form Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie)
  • Since Taormina was for many years host to a famous film festival, its streets and restaurants were frequented by numerous Hollywood stars. That’s why restaurants and bars often have photographs of actors who visited that place, hugging the owner of the bar. Namely, people of Taormina are very proud of the international glamour that gathered in their town. The well known Italian temper has been brought to perfection in the south of Italy, and especially in Sicily. Therefore, don’t be surprised if a car ahead of you on a narrow road stops and its driver steps out, leaving the car to attend to his errands. He might also stop to say hello to people he knows and slowly return to the car, and hit a few cars before driving away. Don’t be upset because of that, enjoy yourself. Welcome to Taormina!
  • Shopping and food Although Taormina is very small, shopping is more than rich. Namely, due to the numerous actors and other celebrities who visit Taormina, the main promenade of Corso Umberto is full of famous fashion brands. The luxury stores with jewelry and expensive watches are also present in large numbers. Italian food is famous around the world for its excellence. You can’t go wrong with any restaurant on Sicily. Of course, it might happen you don’t get what you ordered, because the waiters do not speak any other language apart from Italian. But the food is truly divine, so even if you ask for a sandwich in a worn-out store, you will get a sandwich made right in front of you, with excellent bread, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, with olive oil and basil. Pasta, their traditional dish, is prepared on Sicily with sauces typical for that region. Definitely try the swordfish. Oranges and lemons grow everywhere, so at the entrance of almost every hotel, there will be a basket of oranges from the hotel garden, you can help yourself to at any time.
  • Etna The largest European volcano dominates the eastern side of the island, above Taormina. Etna belongs to the group of most active volcanoes in the world. The tourists can enjoy the magnificent view, hiking, skiing, and observe the eruptions. It is extremely important to adhere to observe all hiking and safety instructions, and it is certainly recommendable to hire a guide.
  • What do Goethe, Alexander Dumas, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Klimt, D.H. Lawrence, Richard Wagner, Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, John Steinbeck, Ingmar Bergmann, Francis Ford Coppola, Leonard Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Elisabeth Taylor and Woody Allen have in common? Simple - they have all sojourned in Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean. Idyllicly perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination in Sicily for a couple of hundred of years, ever since it became an integral part of the Grand Tour. Beautifully restored mediaeval buildings, breathtaking views around every corner and a giddy network of winding streets strewn with shops, bars and restaurants make for a perfect holiday spot.
  • Taormina’s past is Sicily’s history in a microcosm: Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, the French and the Spanish all came, saw, conquered and left. Tauromenium, built on Monte Tauro, was founded by Andromacus at the behest of Dionysius the Tyrant of Syracuse in 392BC. The first Punic War saw Taormina falling to the Romans in 212BC and the town became a favourite holiday spot for Patricians and Senators, thus starting Taormina’s long history as a tourist resort. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Byzantines came only to be ousted by the Arabs in 962. They changed the name to Almoezia and set about introducing new agricultural practices (irrigation and citrus fruit farming) and other more cerebral pursuits such as philosophy, medicine and mathematics. Taormina continued to prosper both culturally and economically with the arrival of the Normans in 1079, who, under King Roger de Hautville, threw the Arabs out of Sicily.
  • After a brief period of Swabian rule, under Frederick II, Charles of Anjou was pronounced King of Sicily by the Pope. The people of Taormina refused to recognise this interloper as their king and, along with a great many other Sicilian towns, joined in the revolt against French rule during the Sicilian Vespers of 1282. A hundred years of uncertainty followed before the Spanish took over affairs. Evidently impressed with Taormina, they chose Palazzo Corvaja as the seat of the Sicilian Parliament. The rest, as they say, is storia . Today, Taormina lives on tourism . Visitors flock from all over the world to see its Greek-Roman theatre, to amble along its perfectly preserved Mediaeval streets, to admire its dramatic views of Mount Etna and to immerse themselves in the archetypal Mediterranean atmosphere.
  • The main attraction is, without doubt, the theatre. Now home to all manner of events, including plays, fashion shows, concerts, and cinema festivals, the Teatro Greco , as its name suggests, started its life in the 3rd Century BC hosting performances of works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. Originally quite small, it was enlarged by the Romans to accommodate their own particular brand of theatrical extravaganza. The views from the theatre are spectacular, taking in a (usually) smoking Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos down below.
  • It is well known that writer H. D. Lawrence spent time there, and that the romantic Taormina was his inspiration for one of the best known romance novels, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Apart from Lawrence, other famous writers who enjoyed the beauty of Taormina were Wolfgang Goethe and Tennessee Williams, as well as actors Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Due to its interesting position on the slopes of Monte Tauro, Taormina opens a unique view. On one side, it looks at Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, and on the other, it looks at the Ionian Sea.
  • Ancient Theater – From this site, which is extremely valuable, in architectural terms, there is a wonderful view of all the beautiful places surrounding Taormina: Etna, the Bay of Naxos, the crystal clear sea and Castelmola. The Theater, which is probably of Greek origin, was renovated and extended by the Romans: today it is one of the largest theaters in Sicily, second only to the one in Syracuse. This wonderful monument is now the seat of Taormina Arte, the International Film, Theater and Dance Festival. 
  • Taormina has public gardens or Giardino Publico, very carefully maintained, where you will find bananas, birds of Eden, exotic plants, the monument to local seamen and a beautiful view of Giardini Naxos resort, located right beneath Taormina.
  •   Villa Comunale – towards the end of the nineteenth century, this was the private garden of the english aristocrat florence trevelyan, a woman who was a botany and ornithology lover. the property was donated to the taormina municipal council in the nineteen twenties, and villa comunale still has some rare plants and eccentric constructions known as “victorian follies” that are similar to chinese pagodas, built according to the creative, original ideas of this aristocratic woman, in the garden.
  • Villa Comunale – towards the end of the nineteenth century, this was the private garden of the english aristocrat Florence Trevelyan, a woman who was a botany and ornithology lover. T he property was donated to the Taormina municipal council in the nineteen twenties, and V illa C omunale still has some rare plants and eccentric constructions known as “victorian follies” that are similar to Chinese pagodas, built according to the creative, original ideas of this aristocratic woman, in the garden.  
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    • 1. Teatro greco-romano http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1235359-taormina1/
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    • 3. Guy de Maupassant in "La Vie errante", 1885, wrote: " if somebody might pass one day only in Sicily and asked: What should I visit? I would answer without hesitate: Taormina.
    • 4. Other interesting town to visit on Sicily is Taormina, called the “pearl of the Ionian Sea” Taormina , supranumit „Perla Mării Ionice” e s te un oraş în Sicilia, care merită s ă fie văzut.
    • 5. T he architecture and artistic richness of Taormina originate from the numerous cultural influences that have characterized the city for centuries. During the 3rd century BC , a Greek Theatre was erected, throughout history this became known as the monument symbol of the city Arhitectura şi bogăţia artistică a oraşului Taormina se datorează numeroaselor influenţe culturale care au marcat oraşul de-a lungul secolelor. În secolul III î.Hr. a fost construit un teatru grec care a devenit cu timpul monumentul ce simbolizează oraşul
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    • 7. T he Greek theater carved in stone is probably the most famous landmark in Taormina. It was built in 3rd century BC, and it owes its appearance to the Romans who rebuilt it in 1st century AD. The spectacular view of Etna and the Ionian Sea are best from the walls of this amphitheater. The view and acoustics are truly unbelievable. From the top of the stands you can hear conversations in the first rows. Teatrul grec săpat în stâncă este emblema Taorminei. Construit în sec III î.Hr îşi datorează aspectul actual romanilor, care l-au reconstruit în sec I d.Hr. Cele mai spectaculoase privelişti ale Etnei sau Mediteranei sunt văzute de pe zidurile amfiteatrului. Vederea şi acustica sunt senzaţionale. Stând în rândul cel mai de sus poţi auzi conversaţiile din primul rând
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    • 9. Today it is one of the largest theaters in Sicily, second only to the one in Syracuse and is the seat of Taormina Arte, the International Film, Theater and Dance Festival.
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    • 14. Due to its interesting position on the slopes of Monte Tauro, Taormina opens a unique view. On one side, it looks at Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, and on the other, it looks at the Ionian Sea. Datorit ă aşezării sale pe panta muntelui Tauro, din Taormina ai o privelişte panoramică uluitoare. Pe o parte se vede Vulcanul Etna, cel mai mare vulcan din Europa, iar pe partea opusă Marea Ionică.
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    • 22. Castello and Madonna della Rocca
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    • 24. Il Santuario della Madonna delle Lacrime What do Goethe, Alexander Dumas, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Klimt, D.H. Lawrence, Richard Wagner, Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, John Steinbeck, Ingmar Bergmann, Francis Ford Coppola, Leonard Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Elisabeth Taylor and Woody Allen have in common? Simple - they have all sojourned in Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean. Ce au în comun toate aceste celebrităţi, de la Goethe şi Alexandre Dumas până la Woody Allen? Simplu: toţi au stat o vreme în Taormina, Perla Mării Mediterane
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    • 26. Opuntia ficus-indica sau chumbo este originară din Mexic unde este cunoscută și folosită dinaintea descoperirii Americii.Fructul opuntiei poartă numele de chumbo (sau fruct de cactus, smochină chumbo) și este acoperit de o coajă groasă,spinoasă cu pulpa bogată în semințe Opuntia ficus-indica is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world. It is thought to possibly be native to Mexico. Some of the common English names for the plant and its fruit are Indian fig opuntia, barbary fig, and prickly pear and is grown primarily as a fruit crop
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    • 28. Isola Bella
    • 29. The house of Lady Florence Trevelyan, who was spirited away into permanent exile following a scandalous affair with the Prince of Wales.
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    • 32. "It may only be a landscape, but it is a landscape where you can find all that seems to have been created on Earth to seduce the eyes, the mind and the imagination," wrote Guy de Maupassant more than a century ago.
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    • 34. It is well known that writer H. D. Lawrence spent time there, and that the romantic Taormina was his inspiration for one of the best known romance novels, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
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    • 40. T he public gardens
    • 41. T he public gardens created early in the last century by Lady Florence Trevelyan, who was spirited away into permanent exile following a scandalous affair with the Prince of Wales. Parcul ora ş ului a fost creat de Lady Florence Trevelyan, exilat ă la Taormina urmare unei idile cu Prinţul de Wales. Căsătorită cu profesorul Cacciola a cumpărat Isola Bella. Viaţa ei a fost sursa de inspiraţie pentru romanul Alcina de Guido Gozzano
    • 42. Capriccio architettonico nella Villa Comunale di Taormina, di gusto tardoromantico
    • 43. Sound : Mia Martini e Roberto Murolo - Cu' mme’ Text: Internet Pictures : Sanda Foişoreanu Otilia Contraş Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors. Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda