Il Volo

“Best of 10 Years”

Ancient Theatre, Friday 4th September 2020 @ 9.00pm

 

Celebrating 10 years of incredible music making, global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs again at the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre of  Taormina.

l Volo is a group of three (unconventional) teenage boys that came to fame in Italy after appearing on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”.
They were promptly snapped up by the leading people in the music industry in Italy and their debut album quickly went platinum. Like Andrea Bocelli before them, they are Italians set for the international stage. Their appearance on American Idol in 2011 caused a frenzy of first week sales for the lads with further plans to launch themselves elsewhere in the world. Their appeal is definitely their quirky image coupled with their unexpectedly mature vocals. They cover old ground in the classical crossover sphere, but they certainly package it in a new and exciting way. With undeniably strong voices and impeccable charm, Il Volo are hard to resist.
(source: classical-crossover.co.uk)

The three singers are tenors Piero Barone (born 1993) and Ignazio Boschetto (born 1994), and baritone Gianluca Ginoble (born 1995).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 95,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00

 

MORE INFO

ilvolomusic.com

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Ficarra and Picone

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 2nd August 2020 @9.00pm

Salvatore Ficarra (Palermo, 27 May 1971) and Valentino Picone (Palermo, 23 March 1971) are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, films, television and books as Ficarra e Picone.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it >> CLICK HERE

Subject to availability, groups of four people can buy four tickets at special price (“For you” package)

Stalls (Parterre)
Full price: € 69,00
Package “For you”: € 51,75

Gallery
Full price: € 59,00
Package “For you”: € 44,25

Upper circle (numbered seats)
Full price: € 49,00
Package “For you”: € 36,75

Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 28,75

 

MORE INFO

FB  www.facebook.com/FicarraePicone

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Ficarra and Picone

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 1st August 2020 @9.00pm

Salvatore Ficarra (Palermo, 27 May 1971) and Valentino Picone (Palermo, 23 March 1971) are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, films, television and books as Ficarra e Picone.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it >> CLICK HERE

Subject to availability, groups of four people can buy four tickets at special price (“For you” package)

Stalls (Parterre)
Full price: € 69,00
Package “For you”: € 51,75

Gallery
Full price: € 59,00
Package “For you”: € 44,25

Upper circle (numbered seats)
Full price: € 49,00
Package “For you”: € 36,75

Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 28,75

 

MORE INFO

FB  www.facebook.com/FicarraePicone

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Ficarra and Picone

Ancient Theatre, Friday 31st July 2020 @9.00pm

Salvatore Ficarra (Palermo, 27 May 1971) and Valentino Picone (Palermo, 23 March 1971) are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, films, television and books as Ficarra e Picone.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it >> CLICK HERE

Subject to availability, groups of four people can buy four tickets at special price (“For you” package)

Stalls (Parterre)
Full price: € 69,00
Package “For you”: € 51,75

Gallery
Full price: € 59,00
Package “For you”: € 44,25

Upper circle (numbered seats)
Full price: € 49,00
Package “For you”: € 36,75

Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 28,75

 

MORE INFO

FB  www.facebook.com/FicarraePicone

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

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

 

Living Nativity Scene

Taormina Mazzeo, December 25th and December 29th 2019 from 6.00pm on

 

Mazzeo is the fraction to sea of Taormina. It is a small, densely populated seaside village that overlooks the entire beach.

 

 

Presepe vivente 2019 – MazzeoCondividere per favore 🙂

Pubblicato da Parrocchia "S.Maria Goretti" – Mazzeo su Domenica 1 dicembre 2019

 

 

MORE INFO

Parish church Santa Maria Goretti, priest Don Francesco Giacobbe padrefrancescogiacobbe@hotmail.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

 

 

Racconti di Natale

by Fondazione Taormina Arte

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto n. 61 ) – Odeon – Ancient Theatre

21-31 December 2019

Free entrance

 

Telling Christmas through traditional stories, musics and songs.
Readings in Italian

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday 21 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Rintocchi by Charles Dickens
reading: Simone Corso – live music: Adriana Mangano
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Sunday 22 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Il Natale di Harry by Steven Berkoff
reading: Elio Crifò
In coproduction with Compagna Daf – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Thursday 26  – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Fantasia di Natale
anthology of silent Christmas films
live music: Giovanni Renzo (piano)
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Friday 27 – Teatro Odeon @11.30pm
Alligrativi Pastura!
Christmas in Sicily: sounds, songs and verses
Duo Pinello Drago / Benjamin Pouzadoux > I Mandolini dei Nebrodi
Duo Santi Scarcella / Gemino Calà
In coproduction with Associazione Culturale Kiklos

Saturday 27 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Fantasia di Natale
anthology of silent Christmas films
live music: Giovanni Renzo (piano)
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Saturday 28 – Teatro Odeon @11.30pm
Alligrativi Pastura!
Christmas in Sicily: sounds, songs and verses
Duo Pinello Drago / Benjamin Pouzadoux > I Mandolini dei Nebrodi
Duo Santi Scarcella / Gemino Calà
In coproduction with Associazione Culturale Kiklos

Saturday 28 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Storie di Natale per il signor Auster
mise en espace tra cinema, musica e parole
reading: Angelo Campolo – live music: Nicola Oteri
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Sunday 29 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Storie di Natale per il signor Auster
mise en espace tra cinema, musica e parole
reading: Angelo Campolo – live music: Nicola Oteri
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Monday 30 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Le confessioni di una donna by Amleto Palermi (1928)
live music: Solisti The Brass Group
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Tuesday 31 – Ancient Theatre @11.30pm
The Ladies@Teatro Antico in “Wish you marry 2020”
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Arte
www.taormina-arte.com – mobile: 0039 391 7462146 – www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia

 

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