Where Greece and Rome once met: Taormina

The Greek Theatre is without question the most important feature for sight-seers in Taormina — Photo by samot

The Greek Theatre is without question the most important feature for sight-seers in Taormina — Photo by samot

If you’re an ancient history buff, or if you took Classics in college, you may remember that on one faithful day, sometimes between the 7th and the 8th century BC, the Greeks set foot in Sicily, and never quite left it. They may no longer be there physically (although Southern Italy repletes with linguistic minorities speaking Greek-based dialects), but the greatness of Greece left magnificent marks on the shores of this island: think of the Valley of the Temples, but also of Selinunte,...

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