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Jan. 20 / April 25, 2023 – Paint Exhibition “Teatros”

  PAINT EXHIBITION Teatròs by Pedro Cano Cured by Giorgio Pellegrini Palazzo Ciampoli, from January 20th to April 25th 2023 Opening Hours: Everyday 9.00am – 5.00pm (until March 15), 9.00am – 5.30pm (16-31 March), 9.00am – 6.00pm (1-30April). Free Entrance Sixteen large watercolors portraying. As many as the stone theaters in the Mediterranean, The Spanish […]

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January 5, 2023 – Jazz Concert

JAZZ IN SICILY by the Taormina Jazz Association CONCERT with Schiavone, Ciancaglini, Primavera Trio feat Chiara Orlando Congress Hall, Thursday 5th January 2023 @ 9.00pm Entrance € 15,00   Info on the artists: Mauro Schiavone > www.mauroschiavone.com/en/bio-3 Emanuele Primavera > https://emanueleprimavera.com Chiara Orlando > www.percentomusica.com/elementi/chiara-orlando   MORE INFO Taormina Jazz Association > associazione@taorminajazz.it – www.taorminajazz.it […]

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Events 2022

(in update) REGULARLY HELD MARKETS M0nday to Saturday (8.00am – 1.00pm) Via Don Giovanni Minzoni – Taormina Small market hall with stands of fruit, meat, fish, cheese and flowers Every Wednesday (8.00am – 1.00pm) Via Leonardo Da Vinci and via Wilhelm Von Gloeden – Taormina eekly market with stands of shoes, clothes, households items, fruit, […]

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December 26, 2022 – Concert by the Children’s Choir of Taormina

Christmas Concert by the Children’s Choir of the Town of  Taormina – Piccolo Coro Città di Taormina Congress Hall, Monday 26th December 2022 @ 7.00pm Free entrance   It is possible to book the entrance (not the seat) at this link: https://forms.gle/c4vZ8ezefqEUhX7H9     WHERE TO STAY Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler […]

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December 2022/ January 2023 – Living nativity scene

Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene

… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!

18th edition

From December 26th 2022 to January 8th 2023

Parrocchia Sacro Cuore di Gesù –Trappitello,  Taormina (ME)

Free Entrance

During Christmas time in Italy, you are bound to come across cribs in homes and piazzas all over the country. Many cities also have a living crib, or a living nativity scene. It is thought that St. Francis hosted the first living nativity scene in 1223, sparking a tradition that continues in Italy to this day. Beginning on Christmas day, and running until January 6th, towns throughout Italy hold pageants to re-act the night of Jesus’ birth. Actors portray Mary, Joseph, the three Magi and other biblical figures from the gospel.

In Trappitello, peripherical area of Taormina, every year in Chrismas time, a Living Crib with more than 200 “actors” and “walk-ons” is organised. It is one of the most appreciated living cribs of Sicily counting 22.000/25.000 people visiting the event every year.

The location set is the huge garden of the old small church of Santa Venera with impressive old buildings such as an oil mill, a millstone, a mallet and a windmill.  While in a secluded and evocative place the Capanna della Natività is located, where the Holy Child is welcomed and warmed by the love of his parents, Maria and Giuseppe, and by a docile ox and a tender donkey.
In fact there are many and various animals “working” as extras in the crib – among which a majestic camel stands out.

On January 6th, according to tradition, the Three Wise Men (the Three Kings) will enter “Bethlehem”, bringing their gifts to Baby Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh.

At the exit of the Living Nativity there is the possibility to visit the ancient Church of S. Venera, admire a rich exhibition of Holy Jesus and taste typical products of our tradition.

Opening hours
– 26 December – 5.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 27 Dicembre – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 29 Dicembre – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 30 Dicembre – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 1 January – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 2 January – 5.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 3 January – 5.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 6 January – 5.00pm / 8.30 pm
– 7 January – 5.00pm / 8.30 pm
– 8 January – 10.30am /12.30 – 4.00pm /7.00pm


The event will also take place in case of rain.

How to get there:  Motorway A18 Messina/Catania, exit Taormina, Direction SS. 185 (statal road, blu sign),  500 metres from the motorway exit.
More info: T. +39 0942/50210 – M. +39 339/8320324 and +39 349/4289961 – presepetrappitello@gmail.com

FB: www.facebook.com/presepetrappitello

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Tao Christmas Fest 2022/2023

Tao Christmas Fest from December 16th 2022 to January 6th 2023   PROGRAM >>> download the program <<<   Decenber 16, 2022 – January 6, 2023 Taormina Congress Hall Photo Exhibition “Pasolini/Pound. Scatti da un’intervista” curated by Francesca Barbi Marinetti Open everyday 16.30am-4.30pm Free Entrance   Decenber 16 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to […]

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December 5-11, 2022 – FINC Comedy Festival

FINC Comedy Festival Festival Internazionale della Comicità Muta Taormina, 5-11 December 2022   International Nouveau Clown Festival The International Comedy Festival “FINC” aims to develop the interest of a new audience and to create curiosity of public opinion towards the Nouveau Clown (New Clown) not only in the artistic field, but also in the social […]