Taormina events

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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, vegetables and more.

Monday to Saturday (5.00am – 12.00pm)
Behind Piazza Duomo – Catania
Famous fish market located in a pictoresque setting. Fish, meet, cheese and veg presented by enthusiastic market criers. Good restaurants all around.

 

PERMANENT MUSEUMS

Casa del Cinema
Museum that hosts posters and photographs of the film shot in Taormina. It is open every day from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Free entrance
It hosts the ticket office of the Fondazione Taormina Arte, where it is possible to purchase the tickets for most of the events held at the Ancient Theatre and at the Odeon
Address: Corso Umberto I n. 63 – Mobile: 0039 391 746 2146 – www.facebook.com/casadelcinemataormina

 

 

JANUARY 

January 1/9 – Exhibition “Venite Adoremus” – Museo di Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

January 1/16 – Exhibition “Dialoghi Siciliani” – Ex Chiesa del Carmine AND Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

January 1 – March 8 – Exhibition “AVVICINàTI AMICI, c’è BUSACCA” – Ex Chiesa Sant’Agostino

January 1/14 – Exhibition “I 100 anni di Turi Ferro” – Casa del Cinema

Saturday 1 – New Year’s Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Congress Hall @ 7.00pm

Saturday 1 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Sunday 2 – Welcome 2022 – Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Ancient Theatre @ 11.30am

Sunday 2 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Io sono Babbo Natale” (ITA) – Casa del Cinema

Sunday 2 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Monday 3 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Io sono Babbo Natale” (ITA) – Casa del Cinema

Tuesday 4 – Chorus of the Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini – Cathedral of Taormina @7.30pm

Tuesday 4 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Io sono Babbo Natale” (ITA) – Casa del Cinema

Tuesday 4 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Wednesday 5 – The Fairy Forest – Florence Trevelyan Public Gardens of Taormina @11.00am

Wednesday 5 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Io sono Babbo Natale” (ITA) – Casa del Cinema

Wednesday 5 – Book presentation accompanied by the string quintet of the Teatro Massimo V. Bellini Orchestra – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano @ 5.00pm

Wednesday 5 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Thursday 6 – The Fairy Forest – Florence Trevelyan Public Gardens of Taormina @11.00am and @ 12.00 Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Thursday 6 – Docu film “Turi Ferro. L’ultimo prospero” – Casa del Cinema

Thursday 6 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Friday 7 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Cry Macho – Ritorno a casa” – Casa del Cinema

Saturday 8 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Cry Macho – Ritorno a casa” – Casa del Cinema

Sunday 9 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Cry Macho – Ritorno a casa” – Casa del Cinema

 

APRIL

Saturday 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 30 – Sound of Peace for Ukraine – Ancient Theatre at 5.00pm

Saturday 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

 

MAY

Monday 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 18 – “Ciao Franco… over and over again” Homage to Franco Battiato – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

JUNE

June 1-7 – Night  opening of the Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 10 – Night  opening of the Ancient Theatre

Friday 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 11 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 12 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

Monday 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 14 till September 14 – Exhibition “Umiltà e Splendore” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Wednesday 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

16/20 – TAOBUK, Taormina Book Festival

Friday 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

1Saturday 18 – Taobuk gala evening – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 19 – “Greater Twin Cities Young Synphonies” Simphonic Concert – Ancient Theatre

Monday 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 25 – Silver Ribbons Awards – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

from Sunday 26th June to Saturday 2nd July – 68° Taormina Film Festival – Various locations

Sunday Jume 26 -Taormina Film Fest > Il Padrino – Ancient Theatre

Monday 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Thursday 30 – Taormina Film Fest > Minions 2 – Ancient Theatre

 

 

JULY

1 July till September 14 – Exhibition “Umiltà e Splendore” – Palazzo Ciampoli

1-2nd July – 68° Taormina Film Festival – Various locations

Friday 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 2 – Taormina Film Fest > Ennio – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 8 – “Requiem” by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo – Ancient Theatre

Friday 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 10 – Galà lirico with Pretty Yende, Orchestra of the Teatro Bellini of Catania – Ancient Theatre CANCELLED

Monday 11 – Jethro Tull – Ancient Theatre

Monday 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 12 – Simple Minds – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Thursday 14 – Achille Lauro – Ancient Theatre

July 15 / September 30 – Exhibition “Forme” by Giuseppe Cuccio – Casa del Cinema

Friday 15 – Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia – Ancient Theatre

Friday 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 16 – Opera in Jazz with Danilo Rea – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 17 – 16° Premio Cinematografico delle Nazioni, homage to Sebastiano Tusa – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 18 – Mahmood – Ancient Theatre

Monday 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 19 – Thom Yorke with Jonny Greenwood in “The Smile” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 20 – Thom Yorke with Jonny Greenwood in “The Smile” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 22 – Opening of the Exhibition “Taormina in Miniatura” – Former Church Del Carmine 

Friday 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 23 – Taomoda Awards – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 24 – Gazzelle – Ancient Theatre

Monday 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 27 – Paolo Nutini – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 29 – Roberto Bolle and Friends – Ancient Theatre

Friday 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 31 – Festival Lirico dei Teatri di Pietra – Ancient Theatre

 

AUGUST 2022

1 August till September 14 – Exhibition “Umiltà e Splendore” – Palazzo Ciampoli

August 1 / October 30 – Exhibition “Taormina in Miniatura” – Former Church Del Carmine

August 1 / September 30 – Exhibition “Forme” by Giuseppe Cuccio – Casa del Cinema

Monday 1 –  Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisted – Ancient Theatre

Monday 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 2 – Ennio Morricone Tribute – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 3 – The Sicilian Simphonic Orchestra in “The Queen” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Thursday 4 – Brunori SAS – Ancient Theatre

Friday 5 – Jimmy Sax and the Symphonic Dance Orchestra – Ancient Theatre

Friday 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 6 –  Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 7 – Concerto d’Estate – Piccolo Coro Città di Taormina – Congress Hall

Monday 8 – Giorgia – Ancient Theatre

Monday 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 9 – Caarmen by George Bizet – Ancient Theatre

August 10-17 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 19 – La Traviata – Ancient Theatre

Friday 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 21 – Aida – Ancient Theatre

Monday 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 23 – “The Four Seasons of Vivaldi”, Opus Ballet Company – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 24 – “Cassandra, Ilio in fiamme” a Play by Ass. Culurale Kairos – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Thursday 25 – “Cassandra, Ilio in fiamme” a Play by Ass. Culurale Kairos – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 25 – “Amore” by Spiro Scimone – Congress Hall

Friday 26 – Tommaso Paradiso – Ancient Theatre

Friday 26 – “Amore” by Spiro Scimone – Congress Hall

Friday 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 27 – Antonello Venditti and Francesco De Gregori – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 27 – Anima Mundi – Congress Hall

Saturday 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 28 – Antonello Venditti and Francesco De Gregori – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 30 – La Boheme bu G. Puccini – Ancient Theatre

Wednasday 31 – Preludes – Ballet on the Preludes by Chopin Debussy, Bach and Rachmaninov – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

September 1 / October 30 – Exhibition “Taormina in Miniatura” – Former Church Del Carmine 

1-14 September – Exhibition “Umiltà e Splendore” – Palazzo Ciampoli

September 1-30 – Exhibition “Forme” by Giuseppe Cuccio – Casa del Cinema

Thursday 1 – Louis Tomlinson – Ancient Theatre

Friday 2 -Absolutely….Ennio Morricone – Ancient Theatre

Friday 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 3 – “La Suite dei Templi” symphonic concert – Ancient Theatre 

Sunday 4 – Carmen Consoli – Ancient Theatre

Monday 5 – Elisa – Ancient Theatre

Monday 5 – Scatola – Congress Hall

Monday 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 6 – “La misteriosa fiamma della regina Loana” by Umberto Eco – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 7 – I Mmiei Occhi Cambieranno – Congress Hall

Wednesday 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Thursday 8 – Palermo Classica Symphonic Orchestra – Ancient Theatre

Friday 9 – “Sicilitudine” by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Ancient Theatre

Friday 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 10 – Nella Magia delle Fiabe – Taormina Public Gardens “Florence Trevelyan”

Saturday 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 11 – Una Ragazza per il Cinema – Ancient Theatre

Monday 12 – Maurizio Battista – Ancient Theatre

Monday 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Tuesday 13 – Drusilla Foer in Eleganzissima – Ancient Theatre

September 14-15 – Night Opening of the Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 16 – Concerto per l’Etna – Taormina Congress Hall

Friday 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 17 – Il Fantasma dell’Opera – Taormina Congress Hall

Saturday 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 18 – Francesco Gabbani – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 18 – Il Mondo è una unità – Taormina Public Gardens

September 19 – Enrico Brignano – Ancient Theatre

September 20 – Night Opening of the Ancient Theatre

Monday 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 24 – Marco Masini – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 25 – Umberto Tozzi – Ancient Theatre POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 9

Monday 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

OCTOBER 2022

October 1/30 – Exhibition “Taormina in Miniatura” – Former Church Del Carmine 

Saturday 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Sunday 9 – Umberto Tozzi – Ancient Theatre   CANCELLED

Monday 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena TheatreN E W

Friday 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Wednesday 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Monday 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

November 26, 2022 / January 15, 2023 – Art Exhibition “4around”

Wednesday 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Friday 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

Saturday 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

DECEMBER 2022

Devember 1, 2022 / January 15, 2023 – Art Exhibition “4around”

December 5-11, 2022 – FINC Comedy Festival – Congress Hall

December 5 – FINC – MATINÉ SCUOLE Commedia dell’Arte “Mitoillogico” – Congress Hall @ 10.00

December 6 – FINC – MATINÉ SCUOLE Commedia dell’Arte “Mitoillogico” – Congress Hall @ 10.00

December 6 – FINC – WORKSHOP “I Principi eccentrici” with AVNER EISENBERG – Congress Hall 3.00pm/7.00pm

December 6 – FINC – DANCE THERAPY for kids 5-8 ys with Stefania Micale – Congress Hall 4.30pm/6.00pm Free, limited spaces

December 6 – FINC – INCONTRO CON L’ARTISTA Commedia dell’Arte TEATRO STRAPPATO – Congress Hall 8.30pm, Free event

December 7 – FINC – MATINÉ SCUOLE Commedia dell’Arte “Mitoillogico” – Congress Hall @ 10.00

December 7 – FINC – MATINÉ SCUOLE “The Carnival of Animals” Lempen puppet Theatre Company – S.ta Teresa Riva @ 10.00

December 7 – FINC – WORKSHOP “I Principi eccentrici” with AVNER EISENBERG – Congress Hall 3.00pm/7.00pm

December 7 – FINC – DANCE THERAPY for kids 9-14 ys with Stefania Micale – Congress Hall 4.30pm/6.00pm Free, limited spaces

December 7 – FINC – OPENING FESTIVAL – Congress Hall @ 8.30pm, Free entrance

December 8 – FINC – WORKSHOP “La ricerca del proprio clown” with Gerardo Mele – Congress Hall 10.30/1.00pm – 3.00-5.00pm

December 8 – FINC – MATINÉ SCUOLE “The Carnival of Animals” Lempen puppet Theatre Company – Congress Hall @ 4.00pm

December 8 – FINC – Circo Contemporaneo – Clown contorsionista “Barto Solo Slow” – Congress Hall @ 6.00pm

December 8 – FINC – Circo Contemporaneo – Clown & Acrobazie “Pss Pss” BACALA’ – Congress Hall @ 8.30pm

December 9 – FINC – WORKSHOP “La ricerca del proprio clown” with Gerardo Mele – Congress Hall 10.30/1.00pm – 3.00-5.00pm

December 9 – FINC – Circo Contemporaneo – Clown Giocoloria “Inbox” CIE SOROLINO – Congress Hall @ 6.00pm

December 9 – FINC – Circo Contemporaneo “The eccentric Gala” with Avner, The Eccentric Mr Zed, Nicola Virdis, Monsieur David and the finalists of the Under 35 context – Congress Hall @ 8.30pm

December 10 – FINC – WORKSHOP “La ricerca del proprio clown” with Gerardo Mele – Congress Hall 10.30/1.00pm – 3.00-5.00pm

December 10 – FINC – Workshop JUGGLING for kids 11-14 ys with Nicola Virdis – Congress Hall 10.00-12.00am, Free, limited spaces

December 10 – FINC – Teatro di Figura “La Danse du Pied” with Monsieur David – Congress Hall 4.00pm

December 10 – FINC – Proiezione Corti “Zabut Festival” – Congress Hall 17.30pm, Free event

December 11 – FINC – Conferenza show sul libro “Il Clown e la coscienza” with G. Mele and G. Roncaglia – Congress Hall @ 10.00am

December 11 – FINC – Workshop JUGGLING for kids 11-14 ys with Nicola Virdis – Congress Hall 10.00-12.00am, Free, limited spaces

December 11 – FINC – Teatro di Figura “La Danse du Pied” with Monsieur David – Congress Hall 16.00pm

December 11 – FINC – CLOSING of the FESTIVAL – Meet Slava Polunin – National Premiere of the Docu-fim “Slava’s journey: secrets of snow” – Congress Hall 6.00pm, Free event

December 16 – January 6 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST

December 16 – January 6 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – Photo Exhibition “Pasoliniana” – Congress Hall

December 16 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – “Il fiore delle mille e una notte” (ITA, 125′) – Congress Hall @ 6.30 pm

December 17 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – “Edipo Re” (ITA) – Congress Hall @ 2.30 pm

December 17 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – “Mamma Roma” (ITA) – Congress Hall @ 6.30 pm

December 17 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – “Pasolini-Pound Odi et amo” – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm

December 18 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo” – Congress Hall @ 2.00 pm

December 18 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – “Accattone” – Congress Hall @ 6.30 pm

December 20 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – Concert by “Forte Trio” from Kazakhstan – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm

December 21 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – Symphonic Concert – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm

December 23 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – Cinema Serenade – Magico Natale” with the Bellini Ensemble.- Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm

December 26 / January 8th – Living Nativity Scene – Trappitello

December 26 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – Concert by the Children’s Choir of Taormina – Congress Hall @ 7.00 pm

December 27 – Living Nativity Scene – Trappitello

December 28 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST – Concert “Homage to Astor Piazzolla” – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm

December 29 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST –  Piano recital with Alexander Yakovlev (piano). – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm

December 29 – Living Nativity Scene – Trappitello

December 30 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST –  Orchestra Jazz Siciliana – Fondazione The Brass Group. – Congress Hall

December 30 – Living Nativity Scene – Trappitello

December 31 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST –  “Christmas Ladies” – Ancient Theatre @ 11.30 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

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

MORE INFO

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

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Tao Christmas Fest

from December 16th 2022 to January 6th 2023

 

PROGRAM

Programma in italiano

Decenber 16 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 4.00 pm, vernissage photo exhibition “Pasoliniana”
@ 5.00 pm, Sala B – “Lo scandalo Pasolini” with Marcello Veneziani. Lyrics by Luca Violini
@ 6.30 pm, Sala B – “Il fiore delle mille e una notte” (ITA, 125′).

December 17 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 2.30 pm, Sala B – Film “Edipo Re”
@ 4.30 pm, Sala B – “L’eredità poetica e politica di Pier Paolo Pasolini”, a talk with  Antonio Di Grado, Fabrizio Catalano, Adalberto Baldoni and others
@ 6.30 pm, Sala B – Film “Mamma Roma” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 9.00 pm – “Pasolini-Pound Odi et amo”, Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia

December 18 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 2.00 pm, Sala B – film “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo”
@ 17.00 pm, Sala B – “Pier Paolo Pasolini e il cinema” a talk with Roberto Chiesi, Giancarlo Marinelli, Claudio Siniscalchi and others
@ 6.30 pm, Sala B – Film “Accattone”.
@ 9.00 pm, Sala A – “Invertiti” a production by Fondazione Taormina Arte.

December 20 – Congress Hall, Sala B
@ 9.00 pm – “Forte Trio” from Kazakistan: Maxat Jussapov (violin), Murat Narbeko (cello), Timur Urmancheyev (piano and artistic direction).

December 21 – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm
@ 9.00 pm – Symphonic Concert – Silya Grubert (violin), Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti,  Concert per violino n. 1 op. 26 by Bruch and Simphony n. 4 by L.W. Beethoven.

December 23 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 9.00 pm “Cinema Serenade – Magico Natale” with the Bellini Ensemble.

December 26 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@7.00 pm –  Concert by Children’s Choir of Taormina

December 28 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 9.00 pm – Astor – homage to Astor Piazzolla
With Gloria Campaner (piano); Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet) and Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi (bandoneon).

December 29 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 9.00 pm – Piano recital with Alexander Yakovlev (piano).

December 30 –Congress Hall, Sala A
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana – Fondazione The Brass Group

December 31 – Ancient Theatre
@ 11.30 am “Christmas Ladies”

January 1 @ Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 7.00 pm – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra

January 4-5-6 gennaio – Congress Hall
Acting laboratories for children and teens

January 6 – Congress Hall @ a pm
Finissage exhibition

 

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte
www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia – info@taormina-arte.com – Mobile: +39 391 7462146

 

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 one. Starting from the clown’s vision of life which can influence behavior and change certain habits by reversing the increasingly accentuated tendency to bad taste.

The FINC, thanks to its uniqueness, has received recognition from the Ministry of Culture for three years (2022/24) which will allow the organization, provided by Theater Degart, to develop a targeted action, which aims to disclosure the comic culture.

The artists involved will be chosen not only for their curriculum but also for their human dimension, for the skills they have in involving the new audience, with great regard for young people and families. The public will be able to enjoy moments of great involvement and participation. Important issues such as bullying and internet addiction will also be involved lightly.

Moreover, thanks to the great heterogeneity of the artists, the “FINC” will take the viewer on a dreamlike journey, from the great protagonists of the Comedy of Art to puppets and marionettes, from silent comedy to the world of timeless imagination, from contemporary circus to new comic creations by Under 35 artists.

The “FINC” International Comedy Festival will last 7 days during which free and paid shows will be offered, workshops, workshops, courses and meetings with the artist, insights into comic art and the importance of the concept of self derisionAutoderisione which is the Festival’s main topic

With a massive involvement of local schools, serious issues such as BULLYING and INCLUSION will be addressed by presenting the philosophy of the art of failure which is the identification of our comic genre.

(Source: https://fincfestival.com)

 

—–>> FULL PROGRAM <<—–

 

20   Representations
5     Italian Companies
4     Foreign Companies
4     National Premieres
4     Laboratories
2     Workshops with Avner Eisenberg and Gerardo Mele (assistant of Pierre Byland) –
1     Contest

 

MORE INFO

https://fincfestival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/FestivalFinc

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

ART EXHIBITION

4around

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, from November 26th 2022 to January 1st 2023

Opening Hours: 10.00am/1.00pm – 3.00pm/7.00pm

Free Entrance

 

Collective exhibition of contemporary art.

Leit motif of the exhibition: our present life, climate change, sustainability.

4 artists, 4 concepts: Ezio Cicciarella, Paolo Greco, Rosa Mundi, Enzo Rovella

 

MORE INFO

Ezio Cicciarella > www.facebook.com/ezio.cicciarella.art – www.eziocicciarella.com

Paolo Greco > www.facebook.com/paolo.greco.31

Rosa Mundi > www.facebook.com/rosamundiartist

Enzo Rovella > www.facebook.com/enzo.rovella

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Drusilla Foer
“Eleganzissima”

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 13th Septembe 2022 @ 9.30 pm

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 57.50
Gallery: € 49,50
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 40,30
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 31,10

 

MORE INFO

https://drusillafoer.com/

www.facebook.com/drusilla.foer/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

P O S T P O N E D   T O   O C T O B E R  9

due to continuing COVID-19 symptoms

Tickets purchased remain valid for the new date

Click HERE fo the new date >> www.taormina.it/october-8-2022-umberto-tozzi.html

Umberto Tozzi

Gloria, Forever Tour 2022

Ancient Theatre, Sunday September 25th 2022 @ 9.30

 

Umberto Tozzi (born 1952) is an Italian pop and rock singer and composer. Over the course of his career, he has sold over 70 million records in different languages internationally, and his biggest international hits are: “Stella Stai”, “Gloria”, “Tu” and “Ti Amo”.

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 69,00
Gallery: € 59,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 49,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,00

 

MORE INFO

www.umbertotozzi.com

www.facebook.com/umbertotozziofficial

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Marco Masini

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 24th September 2022 @9.00 pm

 

Marco Masini (born 18 September 1964 in Florence), is an Italian singer-songwriter, musician and pianist.
As of 2021, he has released 11 studio albums, 12 compilations, and 3 live albums.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 79,00
Gallery: € 69,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 46,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 35,00

 

MORE INFO

www.marcomasini.it

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Enrico Brignano

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“MA… DIAMOCI DEL TU!” Tour 2022

Ancient Theatre, Monday 19th September 2022 @ 9.30

 

Enrico Brignano (born 1966) is an Italian actor, playwright, comedian, presenter and writer.
Born in Rome, Brignano graduated in 1990 at the Laboratory of Performing Exercises under Gigi Proietti, who later chose him for several of his play between 1994 and 1997 and as a sidekick in the TV-series Il maresciallo Rocca. After appearing as a comedian in several variety shows, he had his breakout with the role of Giacinto in Un medico in famiglia. Mainly active on stage, he played a number of main roles in Italian TV-series and films, and in 2000 he directed, wrote and starred in the romantic comedy “Si fa presto a dire amore”.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it

Stalls (Parterre): € 92,00
Gallery: € 79,90
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 63,25
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 46,00

 

MORE INFO

https://www.facebook.com/EnricoBrignanoPaginaUfficiale

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Francesco Gabbani

Ancient THeatre, Sunday 18th September 2022 @ 9.30 pm

 

Francesco Gabbani (born 1982) is an Italian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.He rose to fame after winning the newcomers’ section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2016 with the song “Amen”. The next year, he went on to win the main section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2017 with the song “Occidentali’s Karma”, and represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 finishing in 6th place.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 69,00
Gallery: € 59,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 49,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,00

 

MORE INFO

francescogabbani.it

Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma (Official Music Video) – YouTube

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta