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Taormina New Year’s Concert

by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra

Congress Hall, Monday 1st January  2024 @ 7.00pm

Free entrance (subject to availability of seats)

 

Music by Bizet, Offenbach, Piazzolla, Arditi, Squarzina

Soprano: Manuela Cucuccio

Director: Masestro Antonino Pellitteri

 

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Plectrum Orchestra > www.facebook.com/orchestraaplettrocittaditaormina

Taormina Hotel Association > hotelmaster@taohotels.com

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

DISCLAIMER

The information and material on this website is general in nature and is intended for your touristic use and information. We try our best to constantly update our contents. The Taormina Friends Club accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its uses. You must not assume that this website and its contents are error-free, as events dates might be changed without notice, or that the contents will be suitable for the particular purpose that you had in mind when using them. This website contains references and links to other internet sites which contain information collated and presented by other parties, events websites government agencies, third-party organisations and individuals. Taormina Friends Club does not warrant or represent that linked sites are complete, current, reliable or free from error. Taormina Friends Club does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon materials in the linked sites.

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 – Tuffo a Mare and “Trofeo Chico Scimone” – Beach of Villagonia @ 8.30am

January 1 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

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

January 1 – New Year’s Toast wuth the Mayor of Taormina – Piazza IX aprile @ 8.30pm

January 2 – Music event “La vinuta di lu Re” – Congress Hall @6.30pm

January 3 – “Live Sound” concert – Church of Santa Caterina @7.00pm

January 4 – Concert “Canti di un Antico Natale” – Church of Santa Caterina @7.00pm

January 6 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

January 6 – Concert by the Super Opera Trio – Church of Santa Caterina @7.00pm

 

 

FEBRUARY

Every weekend of February – Former church of Sant’Agostino, from Fri to Sun,  10.00-12.30/16.00-19.30.  Free entrance

 

JUNE

June 20-24 – TAOBUK – Taormina Book festival, 14° ed.

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

The information and material on this website is general in nature and is intended for your touristic use and information. We try our best to constantly update our contents. The Taormina Friends Club accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its uses. You must not assume that this website and its contents are error-free, as events dates might be changed without notice, or that the contents will be suitable for the particular purpose that you had in mind when using them. This website contains references and links to other internet sites which contain information collated and presented by other parties, events websites government agencies, third-party organisations and individuals. Taormina Friends Club does not warrant or represent that linked sites are complete, current, reliable or free from error. Taormina Friends Club does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon materials in the linked sites.

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 1/6 – TAO CHRISTMAS FEST

January 1/8 – Living Nativity Scene – Trappitello

January 1/15 – Art Exhibition “4around”

January 1 – New Year’s Concert Town of Taormina – Congress Hall

January 5 – Jazz Concert by the Taormina Jazz Association – Congress Hall

January 20 / March 19 – Paint Exhibition “Teatròs” by Pedro Cano – Palazzo Ciampoli

 

FEBRUARY 

February 1 / March 19 – Paint Exhibition “Teatròs” by Pedro Cano – Palazzo Ciampoli

 

MARCH

March 1-19 – Paint Exhibition “Teatròs” by Pedro Cano – Palazzo Ciampoli

 

APRIL

April 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 22/July 30 – Miss Mabel Hill, Exhibition – Hall Giovanni di Giovanni, piazza IX aprile

April 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 27 – Photo Exhibition “Taormina I Love you” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

April 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

April 30 – Sicilia in Festa a Taormina – Sicilian horse carts parade

April 30 – International Jazz Day > Mimmo Cafiero Open Band – Excelsior Palace Hotel

 

MAY

May – Photo Exhibition “Taormina I Love you” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

May 1/July 30 – Miss Mabel Hill, Exhibition – Hall Giovanni di Giovanni, piazza IX aprile

May 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

May 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

JUNE

June 1/July 30 – Miss Mabel Hill, Exhibition – Hall Giovanni di Giovanni, piazza IX aprile

June 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 2 – Free entrance to the Ancient Theatre (National Holiday)

June 2 – Modà – Ancient Theatre 

June 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 3 – Guided tour of the Victoria Natural Gardens

June 3 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Ceyan, Debussy, Kodaly – Nazarena Theatre

June 4 – Free entrance at the Ancient Theatre (first Sunday of June) till 11.00pm

June 4 – Guided tour of the Victoria Natural Gardens 

June 5 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

June 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 6 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

June 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 7 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

June 7 / October 31 – Exhibition “Palimpsests. The Ancient Theatre at Taormina: from history to mith”

June 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 10 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Puccini, Rossini, Strauss, Bizet – Nazarena Theatre

June 11 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

June 12 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

June 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 13 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

June 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 15/19 – Taormina Book Festival – 13th ed.

June 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 17/August 27 – Exhib. “La Bella Terra” by Isabella Ducrot – Palazzo Ciampoli

June 17 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Carcassi, Tarrega, Procaccini – Nazarena Theatre

June 18 – David Garrett – Ancient Theatre

June 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 21 – Festa della Musica – Concerts in various locations

June 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

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June 23/ July 1  – TAORMINA FILM FEST, 69th ed. and Nastri D’Argento Award

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June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > The Wizard Of Oz (1939) – Congress Hall, 10:00am

June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > The Awful Truth (1937) – Casa del Cinema, 11:00

June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > 4:44 Last Day On Earth (2011) – Congress Hall, 12:15pm

June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > Trading Places (1983) – Congress Hall, 2:15pm

June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > City Lights (1931) – Casa del Cinema, 3:30pm

June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > 300 (2006) – Congress Hall, 5:45pm

June 23 – Taormina FilmFest > Pavarotti Forever – Ancient Theatre, 9.30pm

June 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > The Shining (1980) – Congress Hall, 09:30am

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > Monty Python’s Life Of Brian (1979) – Casa del Cinema, 11:00am

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > The Blues Brothers (1980) – Congress Hall, 12:30pm

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > The Fugitive (1993) – Congress Hall, 3:15pm

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > Vulcanoidi – Casa del Cinema, 3:30pm

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > Go Go Tales (2007) – Congress Hall, 6:00pm

June 24 – Taormina FilmFest > The Undecided Groom, Who Couldn’t Or Wouldn’t Leave The Bathroom – Ancient Theatre, 9:00pm

June 24 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Piazzolla, Puccini, Di Capua – Nazarena Theatre

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > An American Werewolf In London (1981) – Congress Hall, 09:00am

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > Way Out West (1939) – Casa del Cinema, 11:00

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > New Rose Hotel (1998) – Congress Hall, 11:15am

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (2001) – Congress Hall, 1:15pm

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > Dr. Strangelove (1964) – Casa del Cinema, 15:30

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > Ben-Hur (1959) – Congress Hall, 16:15

June 25 – Taormina FilmFest > Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny  – Ancient Theatre, 9.00pm

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > Pasolini (2014) – Congress hall, 10:00am

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > His Girl Friday (1940) – Casa del Cinema, 11:00am

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > National Lampoon’s Animal House (1979) – Congress Hall, 12:00

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > An American In Paris (1951) – Congress Hall, 2:15

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > Maestrale – Casa del Cinema, 3:30

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > Amadeus (1984) – Congress Hall, 5:15pm

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > Masterclass – John Landis > “Comedy in film” – Casa Cuseni, 6.00pm

June 26 – Taormina FilmFest > A Thousand And One – Ancient Theatre, 9:00pm

June 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > Sportin’ Life (2021) – Congress Hall, 10:00am

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > Duck Soup (1933) – Casa del Cinema, 11:00am

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Congress Hall, 12:00

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > Coming To America (1988) – Congress Hall, 3:00pm

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > Jason Brown – Casa del Cinema, 3:30pm

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) – Congress Hall, 5:30pm

June 27 – Taormina FilmFest > Influential Shorts – Ancient Teatre, 9:00pm

June 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 28 – Taormina FilmFest > Three Amigos (1986) – Congress Hall,  09:00am

June 28 – Taormina FilmFest >  Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971) – Congress Hall, 11:15am

June 28 – Taormina FilmFest > Masterclass – Bella Thorne & Friends > The New Generation: Film And The Role Of Social Media – Congress Hall @ 12:00

June 28 – Taormina FilmFest > Troy (2004) – Congress Hall 1:30pm

June 28 – Taormina FilmFest > Siberia (2020) – Congress Hall, 5:15pm

June 28 – Taormina FilmFest > Billie’s Magic World – Ancient Theatre, 9:00pm

June 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > Tommaso (2019 ) – Congress Hall, 10:00am

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > Masterclass > Deborah Nadoolman Landis in “The Transformation of Film through Costume Design” – Casa Cuseni, 10:30am

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > Spies Like Us (1985) – Congress Hall, 12:30pm

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > Inception (2010) – Congress Hall, 2:45pm

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > Little Richard: I Am Everything – Casa del Cinema, 3.00pm

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > SHTTL – Congress Hall, 5.45pm

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > The Worst Days – Ancient Theatre, 9.00pm

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > The Vandal – Ancient Theatre, 10.45pm

June 29 – Taormina FilmFest > Divinity – Ancient Theatre, 11.00pm

June 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

June 30 – Taormina FilmFest > North By Northwest (1959) – Congress Hall, 10:00am

June 30 – Taormina FilmFest > The Bodyguard (1992) – Congress Hall 12:45pm

June 30 – Taormina FilmFest > Into The Night (1985) – Congress Hall, 3:30pm

June 30 – Taormina FilmFest > Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949) – Casa del Cinema, 3:30pm

June 30 – Taormina FilmFest > Casablanca (1942) – Congress Hall, 6:00pm

June 30 – Taormina FilmFest > Jeanne Du Barry – Ancient Theatre, 9:00pm

June 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

JULY

July 1/30 – Miss Mabel Hill, Exhibition – Hall Giovanni di Giovanni, piazza IX aprile

July 1/August 27 – Exhib. “La Bella Terra” by Isabella Ducrot – Palazzo Ciampoli

July 7 / October 31 – Exhibition “Palimpsests. The Ancient Theatre at Taormina: from history to mith”

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > The Dark Knight (2008) – Congress Hall, 10:00am

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > Bridesmaids (2011) – Casa del Cinema, 11:00am

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > Masterclass – Willem Dafoe & Abel Ferrara in “A Life of Collaboration” – Grand Hotel Timeo

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > Lethal Weapon (1987) – Congress Hall, 1:00pm

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > Oscar (1991) – Congress Hall, 15:15

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > Singin’ In The Rain (1952) – Casa del Cinema, 3:30

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > The Matrix (1999) – Congress Hall, 5:30pm

July 1 – Taormina FilmFest > Nastri D’argento Awards. La Stranezza – Ancient Theatre, 9:00pm

July 1 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Mozart, Bach, Puccini, Chopin, Brahms

July 2 – Homage to Maria Callas – Ancient Theatre con with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov (to be confirmed)

July 2 – Pop Jazz Orchestra, Mousikè Assoc. – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 3 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

July 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 3 – Jazz concert by Riccardo Buzzurro – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 4 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

July 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 4 – Super Opera Taormina, Opera concert – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 5 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

July 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 6 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 8 – Il Trittico by G. Puccini – Ancient Theatre

July 8 – Art Exhibition “Finestra a Sud” by Alessandro Florio – Casa del Cinema

July 8 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti

July 9 – 17th ed. of the “Nations Awards” – Gala evening – Ancient Theatre 

July 9 – Pinchas Zukerman Trio – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan @ 9.30pm CANCELLED

July 10 – Checco Zalone in “Amore + Iva”- Ancient Theatre

July 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 11- Checco Zalone in “Amore + Iva” – Ancient Theatre

July 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 12 – Pinchas Zukerman – Ancient Theatre CANCELLED

July 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 13 – Il Trittico by G. Puccini – Ancient Theatre

July 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 14 – Taormina-Naxos Archeofilm Festival – Ancient Theatre

July 14 – “Across the river and among the trees” Prose and multivision show – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan @ 9.30pm

July 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 15 – Taomoda – Gala Awards

July 15 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini

July 16 – Taormina-Naxos Archeofilm Festival – Ancient Theatre

July 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 17 – Taormina Dance – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 19-22 – Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Carmen – Ancient Theatre (to be confirmed)

July 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 20 – “Radici” Dance show – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan @ 9.30pm

July 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 21 – Turandot by Giacomo Puccini – Ancient Theatre

July 22 – Planet Funk – Ancient Theatre (to be confirmed)

July 22 – “Francesco, Fratello del Cosmo” Prose show – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan @9.30pm

July 22 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert

July 23 – Turandot by Giacomo Puccini – Ancient Theatre

July 23 – Sicilian Things, Cose nostre – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 24 – University graduation ceremony, City of Messina – Ancient Theatre

July 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 24 – The Dreamers dance school – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 25 – “The music of Burt Bacharach” – The Brass Group & Orchestra Teatro Massimo di Palermo – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

July 25 – The Four Seasons Multimedia show with I Solisti Aquilani – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan @ 9.30pm

July 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 26 – “Giulietta” dance show with Eleonora Abbagnato – Ancient Theatre

July 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 26 – Taormina Jazz Festival, 10th ed. – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 27 – Steward Copeland – Ancient Theatre CANCELLED

July 27 – “I will watch over you. I will protect you”, tribute to Gabriele D’Annunzio  – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano @ 9.30pm

July 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 28 – Dichiarazone D’Amore , Schermaglie in punto di poesia – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano @ 9.30pm

July 29 – Roberto Bolle and friends – Ancient Theatre

July 29 – International Music Festival 5th ed. – Classical and Opera – Teatro Nazarena > Music by Frank Sinatra

July 30 – Gala with Nadine Serra e il Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini di Catania- Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

July 30 – U Paraninfu, a play by the Sicilian Luigi Capuana – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

July 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

July 31 – Taormina Jazz Festival, 10th ed. – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

 

AUGUST

August 1 – Taormina Jazz Festival, 10th ed. – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

August 1/27 – Exhib. “La Bella Terra” by Isabella Ducrot – Palazzo Ciampoli

August 1/31 – Art Exhibition “Finestra a Sud” by Alessandro Florio – Casa del Cinema

August 1/October 31 – Exhibition “Palimpsests. The Ancient Theatre at Taormina: from history to mith”

August 1 – Gigi D’Alessio – Ancient Theatre

August 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 2 – Max Gazzè and the Sicilian Jazz Orchestra – Ancient Theatre

August 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 3 – Eros Ramazzotti – Ancient Theatre

August 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 4 – Jimmy Sax and the Symphonic dance Orchestra

August 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 5 – Eros Ramazzotti – Ancient Theatre

August 6 – Eros Ramazzotti – Ancient Theatre

August 7 – Angelo Duro – Ancient Theatre

August 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 10 – Gianni Morandi – Ancient Theatre

August 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 12 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

August 13 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

August 14 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

August 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 15 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

August 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 16 – “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “I Pagliacci”, two operas by Pietro Mascagni – Ancient Theatre

August 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 17 – Past/Forward, a ballet with Jacopo Tissi – Ancient Theatre

August 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 18 – “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “I Pagliacci”, two operas by Pietro Mascagni – Ancient Theatre

August 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 19 – Tosca – Ancient Theatre

August 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 22 – Pink Floyd Tribute (Festival Lirico dei Teatri di Pietra) – Ancient >Theatre

August 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 23 – Ennio Morricone Tribute (Festival Lirico dei Teatri di Pietra)– Ancient Theatre

August 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 24 – La Traviata (Festival Lirico dei Teatri di Pietra) – Ancient Theatre

August 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 25 – Madame – Ancient Theatre

August 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

August 26 – Renga Nek – Ancient Theatre

August 27 – Biagio Antonacci – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

August 27 – Levante – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

August 28 – Venditti & De Gregori – Ancient Theatre

August 29 – Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

August 30 – Robert Plant – Ancient Theatre 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1/ October 31 – Exhibition “Palimpsests. The Ancient Theatre at Taormina: from history to mith”

September 1 – Andrea Bocelli – Ancient Theatre

September 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 2 – Andrea Bocelli – Ancient Theatre

September 3 – Achille Lauro – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

September 3 – Naxoslegge Festival > Comunicare L’Antico. Tra Oriente e Occidente – Palazzo Ciampoli

September 3 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Taormina International Fashion – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

September 4 – Brunori Sas – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

September 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 5 – Kim Hyun Joong – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

September 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 5 – “Eroina, Donne alla Guerra di Troia” – Ancient Theatre

September 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 7 – Naxoslegge Festival > “Fare poesia” – Odeon

September 7 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Topless, pop music concert – Public Gardens Florence Trevelyan

September 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 9 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Live Dance party – Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

September 10 – Una ragazza per il Cinema – Ancient Theatre

September 11 – Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra – Ancient Theatre (to be confirmed)

September 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 12 – Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

September 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 13 – Ars Antiqua Music Academy – Ancient Theatre (NOT confirmed)

September 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 13 – Concerto per violino e orchestra “Ludvig Van Beethoven op.61” e Sinfonia “Dal Nuovo Mondo” di A. Dvofak (to be confirmed)

September 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 16 – Pooh – Ancient Theatre

September 16 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Res Nova I 20SICULI – Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

September 17 – Pooh – Ancient Theatre

September 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 19 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Eco Dei Canti – Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

September 20 – I Pagliacci / Cavalleria Rusticana – Ancient Theatre

September 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 21 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Il Linguaggio del Corpo – Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

September 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 22 – Carmen – Ancient Theatre

September 22 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Concert of the Students of The Associazione Amici della Musica – Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

September 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 23 – Umberto Tozzi – Ancient Theatre

September 24 –  “Swan Lake” ballet – Ancient Theatre

September 25 –  “Swan Lake” ballet – Ancient Theatre

September 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 27 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Softly Quartet, jazz concert – Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

September 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

September 30 – “Un Palco Per Tutti Festival” > Piano Recital of Marco Vadalà – Church of Santa Caterina

 

OCTOBER

October 1/31 – Exhibition “Palimpsests. The Ancient Theatre at Taormina: from history to mith”

October 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

October 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – Nazarena Theatre

 

NOVEMBER

November 4 – Free entrance to the Taormina Ancient Theatre (National Holiday)

November 23-26 – Taormina Food Expo – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

 

DCEMBER

December 1-10 – Taormina FINC Festival, Nouveau Clown – Congress Hall

December 1 – FINC Comedy Festival – Open Gala – Special Guest: Nola Rae – Congress Hall

December 1 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra Quartet – Church Of Santa Caterina @ 7.00pm

December 2 – FINC Comedy Festival – Hugo Mirò – Congress Hall

December 2 – FINC Comedy Festival – The Umbilical Brothers – Congress Hall

December 3 – FINC Comedy Festival – The Clown Angels – Congress Hall

December 3 – FINC Comedy Festival – Theatre Degart – Congress Hall

December 7 – FINC Comedy Festival – Benoit Turiman – Congress Hall @ 5.30pm

December 7 – Christmas Tree lightining – Belvedere Square (Piazza IX Aprile) @ 7.00pm

December 7 / January 7 – Group Exhibition “The artists of Taormina” – previous Church of Sant’Agostino (Town Library) @ 8.00pm

December 7 – FINC Comedy Festival – Double Take Cinematic Circus – Congress Hall @ 8.30pm

December 8 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 8 – FINC Comedy Festival – Nicola Virdis – Congress Hall @ 5.30pm

December 8 – FINC Comedy Festival – Hilary Chaplain – Congress Hall @ 8.30pm

December 9/10 – Rally di Taormina

December 9 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 9 – FINC Comedy Festival – Paula Malik – Congress Hall @ 5.30pm

December 9 – Jazz in Sicily – Amato Trio Jazz – Excelsior Palace  Hotel

December 9 – FINC Comedy Festival – Theatre Degart – Congress Hall @ 8.30pm

December 10 – Rally di Taormina – Departure from Piazza IX Aprile

December 10 – FINC Comedy Festival – Paula Malik – Congress Hall @ 4.00pm

December 10 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 10 – FINC Comedy Festival – Enrico Ferretti and Gerardo Mele – Congress Hall @ 7.00pm

December 11 – Christmas Charity Concert in favour of UNICEF – Taormina Congress Hall @ 8.30pm

December 15 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra Quartet / Tetra Chordes – Church Of Santa Caterina @ 7.00pm

December 16 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 17 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 17 – Canta Amuri – Congress Hall @ 6.00pm

December 19 – Candle Light Music – Duomo Square @ 6.30pm

December 21 – The Fairy Village – Florence Trevelyan Park

December 21 – Christmas Concert by the students of the Istituto Comprensivo 1 Taormina – Cathedral @ 6.00pm

December 21 – The Fairy Village – Florence Trevelyan Park – 3.00pm/6.00pm

December 21 – Sport Festival – Congress Hall @ 7.00pm

December 22 – The Fairy Village – Florence Trevelyan Park – 3.00pm/6.00pm

December 23 – Santa Claus meets the children – Florence Trevelyan Park – 3.00pm/6.00pm

December 23 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 23 – Gospel music by the “Florida Fellowship Superior Choir – Cathedral

December 24 – Lightining of the Chrismas Bonfire – Piazza Santa Caterina @ 11.00pm

December 25 – 11° Tuffo a Mare – Beach of Mazzeo @ 11.00am

December 25 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 26 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 26 – Christmas Concert by the Taormina Children’s Choir – Congress Hall @ 7.00pm

December 26 – Presepe Vivente – Living Natitivity – Trappitello

December 27 – Christmas Concert by Orchestra Gioviale – Congress Hall

December 27 – Candle Light music – Church of Santa Caterina

December 27 – Presepe Vivente – Living Natitivity – Trappitello

December 28 – Bagpipe Chrismas Concert – Congress Hall

December 29 – Christmas concert “Natale e Dintorni” – Church of Santa Caterina

December 29 – Presepe Vivente – Living Natitivity – Trappitello

December 30 – Christmas Concert by the Orchestra Gioviale – Congress Hall

December 30 – Piano music along the Corso, the main street of the town – from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

December 30 – Presepe Vivente – Living Natitivity – Trappitello

December 31 – Countdown in Piazza Duomo – from 10.30pm on

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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Christmas Concert

by the Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale Taormina

Taormina Congress Hall, Wednesday 27th December 2023 @ 7.00pm

 

Music by Verdi, Lehar, Bernstein, Vivaldi, Bach and Christmas Carols

 

 

MORE INFO

Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale > www.facebook.com/mandolinisticagioviale

 

WHERE TO STAY

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Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene

… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!

19th edition

From December 26th 2023 to January 7th 2024

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 – 5.30 pm / 8.30 pm
– 3 January – 5.30 pm / 8.30 pm
– 5 January – 5.00pm / 8.30 pm
– 6 January – 5.00pm / 8.30 pm
– 7 January – 10.30am /12.30 – 4.00pm /7.00pm

 

MORE INFO

The event will also take place in case of rain. Leaving the Presepe.
Tasting of food products at the exit of the Presepe.

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 +39 379/2077738 – presepetrappitello@gmail.com

FB: www.facebook.com/presepetrappitello
#presepetrappitello

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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Tetra Kordes

Church of Santa Caterina, Friday 15th December 2023 @7.00pm

 

The Tetra Kordes Quartet is composed of four young virtuosos of the plectrum instruments, trained at the Conservatory A. Scarlatti in Palermo: Jona Patò and Riccardo Lo Coco on the mandolin, Francesco Tralongo on the mandola, Domenico Pecoraro on the guitar.

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Plectrum Orchestra > www.facebook.com/orchestraaplettrocittaditaormina

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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Christmas Charity Concert in favour of UNICEF

by Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale

Congress Hall, Monday 11th December 2023 @ 8.30pm

Free Entrance

 

Music by Verdi, Lehar, Christmas Carrols

Conductor: Maestro Leonardo D’Agostino

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/mandolinisticagioviale

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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F I N C   C o m e d y   F e s t i v a l  2 0 2 3

 

Paula Malik

in “La Band’Animal”

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 10, 2023 @ 4.00pm

 

Genre: Musical Clown, puppetry
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 55 mins.

 

Graduated from the Universidad Externado de Colombia in 2004 and since then has intertwined her life as a lawyer with the juggling art she learned in Spain in the 90s, up until 2007. She became one of the pioneers in bringing circus arts to Colombia as an urban practice, beyond the traditional tents, and introducing it to the university at the Externado de Colombia.

Her fundamental pillar is the audience, as she firmly believes in exploring emotions and human relationships to find a point of connection that links the audience to each of her wonderful works that have been showcased in many parts of the world.

The Band’ Animal explores and experiments with the universe of musical clowning. It is the search for visual and auditory poetry within chaos. Beauty within what is labeled as trash. It is a participatory concert realized alongside the audience, an essential element of the entire performance.

The protagonist is Maestra Divarius, an eccentric character, animal-loving philanthropist, dedicated to her project of socio-human-animal inclusion and rehabilitation.

This particular group of plastic animals transforms into music stars. There are 18 plastic toy animals, including five pigs, a seal, a dog, a cow, a goat, a chicken, a duck, and a sheep. They discover their true talent that gives meaning to their lives through music.

The life stories and triumphs of these small animals move and inspire, inviting playfulness and highlighting the simplicity of life, taking the audience on a journey of absurdity and surprises, almost leaving them in stitches from laughter.

“Laughter is what I take most seriously,” says Paula Malik.

(Source: https://fincfestival.com)

 

>> International Comedy Festival – Full calendar <<

 

TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Paula Malik > www.paulamalik.com

FINC Festival > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

 

F I N C   C o m e d y   F e s t i v a l  2 0 2 3

 

Danny Danno e Diva G.

Un’improbabile Storia D’Amore

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 9, 2023 @ 8.30pm

 

Title: Un’improbabile Storia D’Amore
Genre: Visual Comedy – Clown
Audience: suitable for everyone
Duration: 70 mins.

When a cabaret star, incredibly elegant and refined, crosses paths with a sweet but clumsy individual, everything becomes possible.
It’s the beginning of a love story that defies all conventions, between him, awkward, and her, irresistibly self-assured. This tale catapults us into a whirlwind of emotions: from conquest to excitement, from despair to the purest joy.
Gestures speak louder than words, revealing the universal magic of falling in love. Gestures and music are the true protagonists of this show that has toured the world, garnering numerous awards and audience acclaim.

Dandy Danno & Diva G are a comedic duo primarily visual. They share the common goal of introducing the audience to the authentic pleasure of laughter. Silence, the absence of limits and barriers thanks to the universality of body language, draws the audience into constant interaction.

Laughter ensues, allowing oneself to be swept away and actively participating in the performance, which becomes a surreal “bubble” capable of encapsulating, with great purity, actors and spectators.

(Source: https://fincfestival.com)

 

>> International Comedy Festival – Full calendar <<

 

TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Theatre Degart > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

 

Rally di Taormina

Taormina and other locations along the Sicilian Ionic Coast, 9 and 10 December 2023

 

Two races this year: Rally di Taormina, dedicated to latest generation cars and “Rally di Taormina Legend” with old historic cars that have written the most beautiful pages of the the history of rallies.

 

Departure @2.11 pm from Piazza Duomo

>> Full Program (in Italian) <<

 

MORE INFO

Rally di Taormina > www.rallyditaormina.it

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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