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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

 

 

EVENTS 2020

JANUARY

January 1 – Corricapodanno a Taormina and 45th Dip in the Mediterranean Sea – “Chico Scimone Trophy” – Beach of Villagonia @8.00am

January 1 – Award ceremony of the running event “Corricapodanno Taormina” – Piazza IX aprile @10.00am

January 1 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 1 – New Year Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Congress Hall @7.30pm

January 1/8 – Art Exhibition “White Noise” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

January 1/15 – Photo Exhibition “Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo” –  ex Del Carmine Church

January 1 / April 18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

January 1 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 2 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 3 – Music performance by Sandro di Bernardo & RainFaces – Congress Hall @6.30pm

January 4 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 5 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 6 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 6 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 10 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Bucarest e i segreti sotterranei by Samuele Formichetti

January 24 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Suddenly by Peppe Gambino

FEBRUARY

February 1 / April 18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

February 7 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – in-CONTRO-al-LA-LUCE and Allusiva by Enrico La Bianca and Attilio Scimone

February 21 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Antologia in bianco e nero Enrico Borrometi

 

MARCH

March 1 / April 18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

 

APRIL

April 1/18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

 

MAY

May 14 – Giro d’Italia – Stage of the Giro d’Italia in Chianchitta (periferical part of Taormina and Giardini Naxos)

JULY

July 18 – Simple Minds – Ancient Theatre

July 31 – Ficarra e Picone – Ancient Theatre

 

AUGUST

August 1 – Ficarra e Picone – Ancient Theatre

August 2 – Ficarra e Picone – Ancient Theatre

 

SEPTEMBER

September 4 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

 

 

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene

… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!

16th edition – 2019

From December 26th 2019 to January 6th 2020

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

FREE ENTRANCE

The presepe will be held in case of rain too.

 

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 – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
– 27 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 29 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 30 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 1 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 2 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 4 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 5 January – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
– 6 January – 5.00pm / 9.00pm

 

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: Presepe Vivente di Trappitello
#presepetrappitello

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Gran Concerto di Natale

by Piccolo Coro “Don Bosco” Città di Taormina

maestro Ivan Lo Giudice

Cathedral of Taormina, Thursday 26th December 2019 @ 7.00pm

Free entrance

 

The “Piccolo Coro Don Bosco” of Taormina is a polyphonic choir of white voices made of children aged between 4 and 12 years.

Founder and director: Ivan Lo Giudice

Tonight the choir will celebrate Christmas with the most beautiful Christmas songs and much more

Hosts: Laura Lo Re and Anna Maria Raccuja

 

 

MORE INFO

Piccolo coro “Don Bosco” Città di Taormina
www.facebook.com/pcdbtaormina – mobile: 0039 347 515 9319 – pcdbtaormina@live.it

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

PHOTO EHIBITION

Idda a Muntagna

4th edition

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, December 20, 21 and 22 2019

 

A photo exhibition cured by the Facebook Group “I Love Etna & …”

Here the list of the authors
Francesco Barbera – Rocco Bertè – Federico Brinch – Pippo Calabrese – Davide Caliò – Alfio Cariola – Fabrizio Micalizzi – Alessandro Micalizzi – Fernando Famiani – Fia Zappala – Lorenzo D’Agata – Giuseppe Gagliano – Vincenzo Greco – Giusy Intelisano – Dario Lo Scavo – Domenico Mazzaglia – Isidoro Murabito – Andrea Savi – Tony Seminara – Massimo Tamajo – Giancarlo Tinè – Michele Ungaro – Giò Giusa – Dario Andò – Antonio D’Agata

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/groups/ILOVEETNA

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Christmas in Taormina 2019

Taormina, from December 1th 2019 to January 6th 2020

 

Here some of the events organised by the Municipality of Taormina.
For more details, please ckick on the image above.

 

2019

December 15 – Christmas concert by Kiwanis Club – Church of Santa Caterina @6.00pm

December 15 – Concert by Gabriella Cannavò – Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 16 – Christmas Concert by the students of the “Istituto Comprensivo 1” of Taormina – Cathedral @6.30pm

December 18 – Christmas Concert “Taormina In… canto natalizio” – Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 20 – Christmas Concert by Associazione Mousikè – Cathedral @8.00pm

December 20 – Living nativity Scene by the kids f Mazzeo – Schools of Mazzeo @4.30pm

December 21 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 22 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall @6.00pm

December 23 – Theatre and music “La cantata di li pasturi”- Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 24 – Lightening of the traditional bonfires by the Cathedral and the Church of Santa Caterina – @10.30pm – Bagpipers playing along the streets

December 25 – Bagpipers playing along the streets in town centre

December 26 – Christmas Concert by the Little Chorus Don Bosco of Taormina – Cathedral @7.00pm

December 27 – Opera Concert by C. Elisa Moschella – Cathedral @7.00pm

December 28 – Christmas concert “Natale… e dintorni” – Church of Santa Caterina @7.00pm

December 28 – Theathrical performance “La verità rende Single” – Congress Hall @8.30pm

December 29 – Theathrical performance “C’era una volta Giardini” – Congress Hall @6.00pm

December 29 – Christmas concert by Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Christmas concert “Canti e melodie natalizie” – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Jazz Concert – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Concert – Ancient Theatre @11.30

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party – Piazza IX aprile @10.00pm

 

2020

January 1 – Corricapodanno a Taormina and 45th Dip in the Mediterranean Sea – “Chico Scimone Trophy” – Beach of Villagonia @8.00am

January 1 – Award ceremony of the running event “Corricapodanno Taormina” – Piazza IX aprile @10.00am

January 1 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 1 – New Year Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Congress Hall @7.30pm

January 3 – Music performance by Sandro di Bernardo & RainFaces – Congress Hall @6.30pm

January 6 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

 

 

 

 

Charm of Art

“The charm of each work  color your life”

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, December 14-28 2019

 

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/charmofart

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

White Noise

Contemporary Art

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, from December 13th 2019 to January 8th 2020

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 10.0am-7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance

 

Considerations on white, works of Paolo Greco, Francesco Rinzivillo and Enzo Rovella.

 

 

 

 

MORE INFO

ProLoco Taormina > info@prolocotaormina.it – mobile 0039 347 678 0029

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

ICONE Tradizione/Contemporaneità

ex Church of Sant’Agostino in piazza IX aprile, from December 13th 2019 to April 18th 2020

Opening hours: everyday 10.00am-7.00pm

 

Post-byzantine icons in north-west Sicily and their contemporary interpretation.

 

Made by Greek iconographers who moved to Sicily the 17th and 18th centuries, these masterpieces are today kept in the churches of Piana degli Albanesi and Mezzojuso (Sicily, near Palermo).

The historical icons are combined by 12 contemporary works by Sicilian and Greek artists who gave their personal interpretation of  the “sacre”
Greek artists: Manolis Anastasakos, Dimitris Ntokos, Nikos Moschos, Kostantinos Papamichalopoulos, Zoi Pappa, Christos Tsimaris.
Sicilian artists: Giuseppe Bombaci, Sandro Bracchitta, Giorgio Distefano, Roberto Fontana, Antonino Gaeta e Ignazio Schifano.

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Culture Office, council member Ms Francesca Gullotta
ufficio.cultura@comune.taormina.me.it – Ph. 0039 0942 610 260
www.facebook.com/francesca.gullotta.39

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo

Del Carmine ex-church, from December 4th 2019 to January 15th 2020

curated by Luca Beatrice and Willy Montini

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance

 

A photo exhibition of some of the most beautiful photographs taken by baron Whilelm Von Gloeden who spent in Taormina most of his life and, thanks to his work, made our town worlwide famous.

The exhibition – by displaying more than twenty original photographs now belonging to the artist Bruno Di Bello – aims to show the artistic evolution of the photographer, detailing his journey from the first nudes to the last portraits.

 

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ABOUT WHILELM VON GLOEDEN

Wilhelm Iwan Friederich August Freiherr von Gloeden (September 16, 1856 – February 16, 1931) was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his pastoral nude studies of Sicilian boys, which usually featured props such as wreaths or amphoras suggesting a setting in the Greece or Italy of antiquity. From a modern standpoint, his work is commendable due to his controlled use of lighting as well as the often elegant poses of his models. His innovations include the use of photographic filters and special body makeup (a mixture of milk, olive oil, and glycerin) to disguise skin blemishes.
After studying art history in Rostock (1876), Gloeden studied painting under Karl Gehrts [de] at the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School (1876–77) until he was forced by lung disease (apparently tuberculosis) to interrupt his studies for a year, convalescing at a sanatorium in the Baltic Sea resort of Görbersdorf. In a search for health, he travelled to Italy (1877–78), first staying in Naples before moving on to Taormina in Sicily. He lodged at the Hotel Vittoria before buying a house near San Domenico Convent. Apart from the period 1915-18, during the First World War, when he was forced to leave Sicily to avoid internment as an enemy alien, he remained in Taormina until his death in 1931.

The mayor of Taormina in 1872-82 was the German landscape painter Otto Geleng [de] (1843–1939), who had moved there in 1863. Through him, Gloeden became acquainted with the local inhabitants. He set up his photographic studio in Taormina at first as a hobby and was exhibiting his work internationally by 1893 (London), including Cairo (1897), Berlin (1898–99, including a solo exhibition), Philadelphia (1902), Budapest & Marseilles (1903), Nice (1903 & 1905), Riga (1905), Dresden (1909) and Rome (World Fair 1911).

(Sorce: Wikipedia)

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

The Home of Santa Claus

From December 19th to 23rd 2019 @ Hotel Isabella (Corso Umberto, 58)

Opening hours: 4.00pm-8.00pm

Free entrance

 

Bring your kids to meet the Christmas elves and write with them a letter to Santa Claus.

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta