Italian Opera special events May 2018ITALIAN OPERA TAORMINA – Special Events 2018

San Giorgio Theatre (Via Don Giovanni Bosco), May 5, 12, 19 and 26 2018 @ 9.30pm

€ 20,00 entrance, drink included

Do you love Opera music? Special evenings organised on every saturday of May 2018 by the Italian Opera Taormina management.

The evening will be held in the Cine Teatro ‘San Giorgio’ where you will be offered a drink and can take in an extraordinary panorama view of Taormina.

Saturday 5th May >> Omaggio a Verdi – Homage to Giuseppe Verdi with Graziano D’Urso (barytone) – Elizabetta Zizzo (soprano)

Saturday 12th May >> I Tre Tenori – The Three Tenors with Marco Antonio Pastorelli, Federico Parisi,  Andrea Casablanca

Saturday 19th May >> Le donne di Puccini – The Women of Giacomo Puccini with Silvia di Falco, Martina La Malfa (soprans)

Saturday 26th May >> Italian Film Songs with Carmen Salomone (sopran) and Davide Benigno (tenor)

Tickets on

Information and booking: – mob. +39  340 6426230

Food-and-JazzFood and Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Taormina town centre on Monday 30th April 2018. from 10.00am on

A perfect combination of food and music.

Jazz bands will perform in the main squares of Town and many restaurants and café will create special dish and cocktails inspired by giants of Jazz like Diana Krall, Nick la Rocca, Louis Armstrong and some Italian great jazz players like Francesco Cafiso and Dino Rubino.

On Monday 30th April, come and have a walk and something to eat in Town. Enjoy the music that will spread in the air: from 11.o0am to 10,30pm many jazz groups will play simultaneously in the squares and streets of town.

Here are the jazz bands that will play: Rino Cirinnà 4et, Giuseppe Asero 4et, Jank, 3 Brothers Gang, Jank, Sea Connection Trio, Alibrandi & Toscano duo, Size 46 street band, Emanuele Privitera 4et, Orazio Maugeri 4et, Adrien Marco 4et.



In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

As soon as you arrive , you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years.




Candlelight tour of Taormina

National Day of Energy Saving – M’illumino Di Meno (I Use Less Energy)

Taormina, Friday February 23@ 6.00pm

Experience the beauty of Taormina in an unusual way: a candlelight walk through the historic centre and a night visit of the Ancient Theatre.

In fact, on the occasion of the National Day of Energy Saving, the Association ‘Legambiente Taormina / Valle dell’Alcantara’ organises a candlelight walk through the historic centre of Taormina, from Porta Catania down to the Ancient Teathre.

The walk is free and open to all, just bring a candle or a solar torch as most of the public illumination will be switched off from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and the windows of many stores will be lit only by candles.

Gather at Porta Catania at 6.15pm of Friday 23rd February  The walk will begin at 6.30pm and will end with the visit of the Ancient Theatre.

From Radio 2 Caterpillar Press Release:

“Since 2005, every year, a broadcast of Radio2, Caterpillar, asks its listeners to turn off all the lights that are not really indispensable at 6 pm on a February afternoon. This year it will be Friday, 23. We celebrate the birthday of the Kyoto Protocol, humanity’s attempt to save the Earth from the destruction caused by climate change. A symbolic and concrete initiative – extinguishing the lights and bearing witness to the future of humanity – which immediately became very participatory: the Italian squares, the monuments – the Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum, the Arena of Verona -, the palaces symbol of Italy – Quirinale, Senato and Camera – and many houses of citizens. The Eiffel Tower, the Foreign Office and the Vienna Prater Wheel went off for M’illumino di Meno. In dozens of museums we organize guided tours at low light, in schools we discuss energy efficiency, in many restaurants you can have dinner by candlelight, in the square you make astronomical observation taking advantage of the reduction of light pollution. Since the beginning of M’illumino di Meno, in 14 years, the world has changed. Energy efficiency has become a major economic issue and the incandescent bulbs that Caterpillar was inviting to change with energy-saving lamps now simply no longer exist. Many Italians have photovoltaic panels on their roofs and all the governments of the world have made other agreements, in Paris in 2015, to reduce the damage caused by climate change. All less one. M’illumino di Meno has also become the festival of sustainable lifestyles, those that make you feel good without consuming the planet. There was little that became state law: two proposals, in the House and the Senate, have called for the establishment of the National Day of energy conservation and sustainable lifestyles. This year, Caterpillar and Radio2 dedicate M’illumino di Meno to the beauty of walking and walking. Because under our feet there is the Earth and to save it we must change step. The invitation for February 23, 2018 is to turn off the lights and go on foot: a march, a procession, a snowshoeing, a relay race, a marathon or a half marathon, a dance in the square or a piece of road behind the band country. For schools the Pedibus – go all together on foot – for those who go by car to do a piece on foot. You can do it on foot. For one day, February 23, 2018, we think with our feet.”