Taormina is a town in the province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. The town is perched on a hill overlooking the Ionian Sea. Taormina has a population of about 9,000 people. The town is known for its Greek theatre, which is the second-largest ancient theatre in Sicily (after the one in Syracuse). The theatre was built in the 3rd century BC. It was used for plays, concerts, and gladiator fights. Taormina is also known for its views of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The town is a popular tourist destination, and many of the hotels and restaurants have terraces with views of the volcano. There are several beaches in Taormina, including the popular Isola Bella. The isola is a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. It is home to a 17th-century fort, a beach, and a garden with Mediterranean plants. If you are visiting Taormina, be sure to check out the Greek theatre, enjoy the views of Mount Etna, and relax on one of the beaches.
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