The area of the Byzantine tombs of Taormina was discovered during construction work on the channeling of the water carried by the City of Taormina along the Via Pirandello in 1996.
According to the latest figures the dating of the tombs was expected to reach the late imperial age or Byzantine. Also coming from the cemetery precious gold kept in the medal of Syracuse and shown to the citizens of Taormina during the inauguration of the Museum of Badia. These findings are witness that Taormina has been home to one of the oldest Christian communities of the island.
via Bagnoli Croce Taormina