Naumachia

The blind red-brick arcades, from Roman times, were probably used to support a huge cistern that was part of a rectangular building, perhaps a gymnasium. Their name recalls the nauchmachiae - or naval battle spectaculars - that the Romans were fond of.

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Address:

Via Giardinazzo, 98039 Taormina

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