National Geographic : 1943 Sep
Greek Pillars and Roman Arches at Taormina Frame the Site of Naxos, EarliestGreek Colony inSicily Seven hundred feet above the sea, the Greek theater commands a view so magnificent that one wonders howactors could draw attention from blue bay and smoke-plumed volcano. Below the brickwork which Romans added, green gardens flourish on Taormina's slope.Inthe distance avast lemon grove covers ancient Naxos. Widespread skirts of Mount Etna descend from right. From Taormina to Messina there is scant space forroad and railbetween mountain and sea.