The view from the 3rd century BC Greek theatre at Taormina in Sicily. It sits atop of a terrace on Mount Tauro some 250m above sea level and Mount Etna, shrouded in cloud, can be seen in the distance.

The theatre is largely constructed from brick and most probably dates to the Roman period, but it is arranged in accordance with that of the ancient Greeks and it is supposed that the Romans rebuilt the theatre (1st century AD) upon the foundations of an older theatre from the Greek period. The stage was arranged so that Mount Etna is visible in the background.

It is still put to use today and in the summer the theatre hosts an international arts festival.

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