Taormina Greek Theatre

 July 25th 2012 

An acoustic evening with Ben Harper. The first-ever Ben Harper acoustic headlining tour.

He will be performing songs from throughout his career — from his 1994 debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, to his latest album, Give Till It’s Gone.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to the general public this Friday, March 23 at 10:00am on www.ticketone.it





Source: www.benharper.com 



Taormina Greek Theatre

Ficarra & Picone in “Apriti Cielo”





Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, film, television and books as Ficarra e Picone who strated performing on 1993.
In 2000 Ficarra e Picone made their film debut and two years later they made the first film as main actors, Nati stanchi. In 2007 they debuted as directors alongside Gianbattista Avellino with the film “Il 7 e l’8”, for which they were nominated to David di Donatello for Best New Director and to Silver Ribbon in the same category.

Back on tour, Ficarra&Picome will perform twice in the stunning location of Taormina.

Tickets available on tickettando.it

Parterre and Stands: € 32,00
Tiers: € 24,00
Non-numbered tiers: € 17,00






Taormina Greek Theatre

July 13th 2012


Tickets still available on boxol.it and livenation.it







66th edition of the Nastri D’Argento Cinema Award

Taormina Greek Theatre – 8.30 pm

The Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) is a movie award assigned each year, since 1946, for cinematic performances and production by the Sindacato Nazionale dei Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani, the association of Italian film critics. The Nastro d’argento is the oldest movie award in Europe, and the second oldest in the world (only the Academy Awards are older).


Tickets available on ticketone.it

Parterre: € 30,00 – Stands: € 20,00 – Non-numbered tiers € 12,00


The Greek Theatre of TaorminaThe main awards are:

    Nastro d’Argento Best Director (since 1946)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Actor (since 1946)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Actress (since 1946)
    Nastro d’Argento Best supporting Actor
    Nastro d’Argento Best supporting Actress
    Nastro d’Argento Best Score (since 1947)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Comedy (since 2009)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Producer (since 1954)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Story
    Nastro d’Argento Best Script (since 1948)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Photography
    Nastro d’Argento Best Scenography
    Nastro d’Argento Best Costumes (since 1953)
    Nastro d’Argento Best European Film (since 2007)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Extraeuropean Film (since 2007)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Documentary
    Nastro d’Argento Best Short
    Nastro d’Argento Best 3D-Film (since 2010)

Taormina Media Award “Wolfang Goethe” – 2nd Edition

An international journalism award dedicated to journalistic works on Taormina.

Four journalistic awards, each of € 5.000,00 (five thousands) euros will be granted to authors of either articles or television progammes on Taormina published/broadcasted between December 1, 2011 and April 15, 2012.
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 last years were:

– the ‘Swedish Academy’s Nobel Literature, Kjell Espmark, for his article “Taormina svavar i mitt minne” on Svenska Dagbad considered a true song of Taormina;
See the Italian translation

Luigi La Spina for his article “De Amicis non solo Cuore anche reportage” on La Stampa“;

Patricia Eghelborn for her article “Models statt Mafia: Sizilien mal ganz nobel” on Die Welt;

– Paolo Valentino for his article “Taormina – “La granita dell’ultimo sole” on Corriere della Sera.


For more information: www.taorminamediaaward.it/


Greek Theatre, 9.00 pm

European Première – Brave in 3D

Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 / Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00

The entire takings will be assigned to the earthquake victims of Haiti.

See the official trailer


Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Source: http://pixar.wikia.com/Brave




Greek Theatre and Taormina Congress Hall

58th editon of the TAORMINA FILM FEST
Taormina Film Fest, a historic film festival, and Italy’s oldest, began in 1955. It is a competitive event screening film previews, independent features, documentaries, shorts and tributes to filmmakers of the past.

The Festival will be followed by the Nastri D’Argento award


LEAFLET (in Italian) – PROGRAM (in English) – PLAYBILL
–  June 23 – Greek Theatre, 9.00pm – Prémiere “The Brave” in 3D
Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 – Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00


The Taormina Film Fest, which moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, has hosted over the years many stars of international cinema: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sofia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise, Melanie Griffith, Monica Bellucci, Oliver Stone and Antonio Banderas, among others.
The Festival is an “A” Festival in FIAP accreditation.

2012 Festival Sections:












Previous Church Del Carmine

“Glass Mixture” Exhibition by Silvio Vigliaturo

Free Entrance – Every day 10.00 am / 11.00 pm

Info: mobile +39 393.9485636


Italian artist, a master in creating glass works.












Gardens of Babilonia Language School

“Spirit of Two Islands: Terra Australis  – Terra Sicula”

Frederick William “Billy” Doolan Jnr (also known as Billy Doo, 1952-) is an Australian Indigenous artist who lives in Townsville, Queensland.

 The exhibition will show 9 works of the “Sicilian Dreaming” series realised by Doolan in August 2009 when he spent nearly four weeks travelling across Sicily on a cross-cultural exchange to paint the country in the Aboriginal style.
Doolan imports the impressions of the Sicilian nature into his Aborigine myths.

The exhibition is part of an ICSA project. The I. C. S. A. (Institute of Culture Sicily Australia) is an organization that promotes cultural bridges between Sicily and Australia as well as events of relevance to both countries.

Opening hours
from Monday to Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am – 8.00pm

Free entrance




Taormina Public Gardens and Hotel Monte Tauro

The Eco-friendly Garden – Organic and sustainable product’s show

– Sustainable Architecture

– Organic Food

– Renewable Energy

– Community Involvment

– Natural body-care products

– Public lectures on eco-friendly lifestyle -> English, German, French translators available on request