An example of this influence is the Naumachia, a large amphitheatre-type structure made of brick, 122 meters long and 5 meters high. It was built in Roman times and more specifically in the second century A.D. Naumachia, the name literally means “naval battle”. In fact, once it was believed that the structure was a fountain made by the Romans to represent naval battles. Roman structures such as this, leftover from ancient times, were used as foundations for modern homes.
In addition to the wonderful history and structures which are centuries old, there are modern hotels, beautiful beaches and shopping one would expect in an upscale location.
The Sister City meetings were presented with taste and beauty. The violins played in the background during the presentation of the Sister City Agreement and the speeches of the delegation. This gave the entire event a wonderful ambience.
Overall, the trip was a great experience for me and my fellow commissioners. We look forward to our partnership with Taormina to the mutual benefit of both of our cities.