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Naumachia - Antico Gymnasium romano

Via Naumachia, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Old Roman wall

The remains of an old Roman wall, built in the 1st century, are 130 meters long with eighteen... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Rijeka, Croatia
Worth seeing

On the side street. It is interesting, that the old Roman structure was preserver so well, that... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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Via Naumachia, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The remains of an old Roman wall, built in the 1st century, are 130 meters long with eighteen niches. The name means “the seas battle”, but the basin was used just as a water supply for the city. It is an interesting example of famous...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 2 November 2017

On the side street. It is interesting, that the old Roman structure was preserver so well, that three store of modern buildings were erected on it

Thank Zeituni
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This roman structure is limited in size and free to visit and only just off the main street- Corso Umberto. Worth a quick visit to get some peace and quiet away from the crowds of the main street.

Thank KayBristol
Reviewed 17 July 2017

You'll walk past this as you're going up and down the town. It's worth a look if your passing as its a good example of brilliant Roman construction, but don't go out of your way

Thank jinnymartin
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's now a peaceful garden down below more recent buildings. A nice getaway from the Taormina crowds!

Thank Madeleine L
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We walked up and down Via Naumachia on the way to and from our hotel, so we decided to take a look at the Roman wall. We weren't expecting much, and were surprised to find a little garden and lots of lovely trailing plants. It's...More

Thank Pip T
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Quite wacky to be seated next to a two thousand year old wall, but a pleasant area on a hot evening. The staff were charming and the food was excellent

Thank GWL56
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Not far off the Corso, this is well worth finding, and makes a great dining spot at night (see Le Naumachie restaurant). Interesting architecture and a pleasant little garden.

Thank PolarRoot
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Naumachie is a bit of a misnomer, as this structure has nothing to do with mock naval battles. This 2,000 year old wall which is 122 metres long and 5 metres high with 18 large arched niches and 18 small rectangular niches, is actually...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 23 June 2016

An interesting thing to see, but only due a relatively quick view. I would recommend doing it as part of a good explore of Taormina's alleyways and steps. Easy to picture it in use in historical times, but you cant get that close to explore...More

Thank emmasnonna
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12 March 2015|
Response from another-dan368 |
It is a very small area, and accessible for free just off the sidestreets