Taormina Media Awards “W. Goethe” 

June 18/20 2013 – 3rd Edition

Panoramic terrace of the Historical Archives, Belvedere square

An international journalism award dedicated to journalistic works on Taormina.

2013 edition will see just one winner: Roberto Vecchioni

Roberto Vecchioni (1943) is an Italian singer-songwriter, singer-lyricist, lyricist and writer. He is acclaimed as one of the most skillful Italian singer-songwriters: his inspiration draws mainly from autobiographical themes, intermingled with dreamy, literary and historical (often mythological) ones.

Roberto Vecchioni wins the prize thank to the article “Lady Chatterley a Taormina”

Click here to read the article  (in Italian)

– The award ceremony has been hel at the Greek Theatre on June 19

Vittorio Sgarbi, the Russian Minister Vladimir Korotov (consul in Sicily), Dino Papale, Roberto Vecchioni and journalist Tony Zermo





Four journalistic awards, each of € 4.000,00 (four thousands) euros will be granted to authors of either articles or television progammes on Taormina published/broadcasted between May 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013.

See detailed regulations (in English).

The award ceremony will be held at the old Greek Thetre.

The four awards are named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, André Gide, Edmondo De Amicis and Roger Peyrefitte, artists who often visited Taormina.

Winners of year 2012:

– Marina AVAKYAN: Таормина: сердце Сицилии Italian Translation: Taormina: il cuore della Sicilia

– Dante MARIANACCI: Taormina vue d’Alexandrie d’Egypte Italian Translation: Taormina vista da Alessandra d’Egitto

– Aldo MOLA: La siciliana Taormina fu il grande sogno di Giuseppe Garibaldi

– Vittorio SGARBI (Peyrefitte award): All’ombra dell’Etna. Perdersi a Taormina: la summa della Sicilia che però non è Sicilia

More info: www.taorminamediaaward.it