Giro_storicaXXIV Giro di Sicilia – XXXIV La Sicilia dei Florio

13th Tour of Sicily – 34th Florio’s Sicily

Taormina town centre, June 6th 2014

The racing starts from Palermo on June 4th 2014 and will end on June 8th.
The second leg will end in TAORMINA on Friday 6. Cars will stop in the Piazza Duomo square from 5.00pm on.


“…dear friends! You know my intention about the future of Targa Florio…Well, I decide to make it run across our Island. Today, it was born the new Targa Florio which will call Giro di Sicilia…….”
  – Vincenzo Florio, September 1911

“Giro di Sicilia” was organized by V.zo Florio in 1912 as 7th Targa Florio which was held on the Madonie Great Circuit. In the last century eighteen editions have been held. The rally is still rememberd as one of Italy and both World’s  most important races on the road.
The Route, choosen among the winding and impervious roads of the Island, sometimes including also the Madonie little circuit, never exceeded a total lenght of 1080km ( about 671 miles).
The event reached its maximum popolarity after 1948, when in its “Gold Book” entered the most important racers’ name such as Biondetti, Marzotto, Villoresi, Taruffi, Collins, Gendebien.
De Portago’s tragic accident during “Mille Miglia” in 1957, led as consequences the soppression of Giro di Sicilia together with the other races on the road.
In 1979 Veteran Car Club Panormus, created the first great event named “la Sicilia dei Florio” destined to appeal the lovers both with an agreement more and more increasing. In 1989 it was joined with Gioro di Sicilia – Targa Florio, in a unique great event.
(credit: www.girodisicilia.it)

Video edition 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o3xyhmjLBAU

Full program and details (in English) >> www.girodisicilia.it/index.php/en/

More info

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Madeinmedi – 8th edition

Mediterranean Design  & Fashion Week

June 2/8 2014

June 6 and 7 >> Fashion model at the Greek Theatre FREE ENTRANCE

Shooting in Taormina beautiful corner

 

Made in Medi was conceived  to become a window on the future.

A week dedicated to art and fashion, training and learning.
Youth participation is its vital element.
Through planning cultural activities Made in Medi is aiming to be a guide across the Mediterranean, the hub where creatives and industry professionals meet their audience.


Objective:

Establish the Mediterranean as an important contributor in the international fashion industry.
Help the development or emerging brands.
Set and reinforce synergies between different components of the fashion production industry.
Establish high level of education in fashion.
Provide an accurate and insightful view on the current market.

Pics of the last edition

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More info: www.madeinmedi.org/en

 

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Rally Event Taormina

Parade laps on May 24th and 30th

Race on May 31st and June 1st

New edition of the Rally Event Taormina organised by New Turbomark. This year the rally starts from the promenade of the nearby town of Letojanni and the arrive is expected, in the same town, after some 140 miles of hard and selective routes, at around 6.00pm.
A run through the picturesque Sicilian countryside that will reach many villages and towns of the nearby Ionian area: Limina, Santa Teresa di Riva, Savoca, Alì Terme, Alì, Casalvecchio Siculo and others.

Registrations will open on April 30th and will close on May 26th.
Parade laps on Saturday 24 and Friday 30 from noon to midnight.
Race on May 31 and June 1.

 

Info and program on www.taorminarallyevent.com (in Italian)

 

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Gianni Morandi

Solo insieme 2014 Live 7.0

Taormina Greek Theatre – Saturday May 31st 2014, 9.30pm 

 

Gianni Morandi (1944) is an Italian pop singer, actor and entertainer and he will perform in Taormina with an orchestra of 15 elements.

He made his debut in 1962, in 1970 he represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest with “Occhi di ragazza”. He won the Festival of Sanremo in 1987 with “Si può dare di più” together with Enrico Ruggeri and Umberto Tozzi, placed second in 1995 and third in 2000. It is estimated that Morandi has sold 50 million recordings. His songs “In ginocchio da te”, “Non son degno di te” and “Scende la pioggia” were certified as having each sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs.He has written a number of autobiographical books and appeared in 18 films. He also played as actor in several TV series. In 2011 Morandi presented the Sanremo Music Festival 2011

Stalls (Parterre): € 80,00
Gallery: € 65,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 48,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 36,00

 

Tickets on ctbox.it and ticketone.com
Ticket Office in Taormina: +39 0942.628730

 

Il Cinema sopra TaorminaIl Cinema sopra Taormina

Exhibition > Photo and posters on the films shot in Taormina

May 30th – June 24th 2014

del Carmine Church

Tuesday – Sunday, 11.00am – 12.30pm and 5.30pm – 10.00pm

Free entrance

An exhibition that shows the many movies that have been filmed in Taormina and which have spread the fame of the little Sicilian town all over the world. Photos, videos, posters and memories. “Il cinema sopra Taormina”, a book and an exhibition.

The Little Devil” with Walter Matthau and Roberto Benigni – “Le Grand Bleu” by Luc Besson – “The Godfather III” by Francis Ford Coppola – “Mighty Aphrodite” by Woody Allen, are some of the great films shot in this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

 

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SPAZIO AL SUD

Insight Book <<Romanzodamorenero>> by Maria Paola Spurio

Excelsior Palace Hotel, Via Toselli 8

May 27th 2014 @ 6.30pm

Free entrance

 

Press Release (in Italian)

 

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Laura PausiniLaura Pausini

THE GREATEST HITS WORLD TOUR 

May 10th, 11th, 13th and 18th 2014, 9.30pm

Taormina Greek Theatre

FOUR DATES!!

Born on May 1 1974, Laura Pausini is one of the best-known-abroad Italian singers.
During her career, she has won numerous music awards, including three Latin Grammy Awards, a Billboard Latin Music Award and four World Music Awards. In 2006 she also became the first Italian female artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving the accolade for Best Latin Pop Album for the record Escucha. She has been honoured as a Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic .
The album Laura” (1994) was certified diamond by the Association of Phonographic and Videographic of Spain, making her the first non-Spanish artist to sell more than one million copies in Spain.

During the concert in Taormina 40 players and 6 dancers will perform on stage.

 

May 10th, Saturday – Tickets on ticketone.it

May 11th, Sunday – Tickets on ticketone.it

May 13,  Tuesday – Tickets on ticketone.it

May 18th, Sunday – Tickets on ticketone.it

Stalls (Parterre): 103,50
Gallery: € 92,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,50
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 44,00

 

More info on the artist: http://www.laurapausini.com/eng/#home

 

Jazz AfternoonAfternoon in Jazz

April 26 and May 3 2014

Excelsior Palace Hotel, Via Toselli (next to Porta Catania) – 6.00pm

The Taormina Jazz Festival organises Afternoon in Jazz. During each event a famous Sicilian jazz player will exhibit.

On May 3 Dino Rubino will present his “Piano Solo”. More  information on the player at:
https://www.facebook.com/dino.rubino
https://myspace.com/dinorubino

The entrance costs € 15,00 and includes a rich Happy Hour cocktail.

locandina_1 Italian Opera Taormina

Cine-Theatre San Giorgio (behind the church of San Giuseppe, in piazza IX aprile, the Belvedere main square of the town)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from May to October (in August special events) – 9.15pm

An extraordinary journey with the most famous arias and duet from “Italian Operas”. You will hear music from great Italian operas interpreted by professional singers who have performed in the most important Italian and international theatres, performed with piano accompaniment.

The evening will be held in the Cine Teatro ‘San Giorgio’ where you will be offered a drink and can take in an extraordinary panorama view of Taormina.

Program arias from:

W. A. Mozart Arias from The Marriage of Figaro
Giuseppe Verdi Arias from La Traviata
Gaetano Donizetti Arias from Elisir D’Amor
Gioacchino Rossini Arias from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Giacomo Puccini Arias from Madame Butterfly and La Boheme
Giacomo Puccini Arias from Tosca

Download the poster

Tickets : € 20,00 (under 25 € 15,00)
Box office:  11:00 – 12:00 a.m.  and from 7.00pm on concert dates
Tickets Online:  www.italianoperataormina.com or classictic.com

Info and booking: 0039 340 64 26 230 (mobile)

CALENDAR
The program slightly changes every day.

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January 2014

September 2013/ January 2014 – Vincent Pirruccio Street Exhibition

November 2013/ January 6 2014 – 1983/2016: 30 years of Taormina Arte

December 20 2013/ January 6 2014 – CioccolArt Sicily, 5th edition

December 21 2013 / January 9 2014 – Art exhibition on San Francis of Paola (church San Francesco di Paola)

January 1 – New Year’s Concert (San Domenico Palace Hotel, 6.00pm) – Free entrance

January 2 – Ouverture 214 – New Year’s Concert (Greek Theatre, noon) – Free entrance

January 6 – Award “Città di Taormina” (Hotel Villa Diodoro) – Free entrance

 

February 2014

February 27th / March 4th – Carnival of Taormina

 

March 2014

February 27th / March 4th – Carnival of Taormina

 

 

April 2014

April 15 / May 18 – Photo Exhibition on John Paul II (Town Library)

April 13/21 – Celebrating Holy Easter

April 17 – Good Friday, procession

April 23 – Trio Syrinx (Church of Santa Caterina)

 

May 2014

May 1/18 – Photo Exhibition on John Paul II (Town Library)

May 2 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 5 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 7 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 9 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 10 – Laura Pausini (Greek Theatre)

May 11 – Laura Pausini (Greek Theatre)

May 12 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 13 – Laura Pausini (Greek Theatre)

May 14 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 16 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 18 – Laura Pausini (Greek Theatre)

May 19 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 21 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 23 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 26 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 27 – Spazio al Sud – Insight of the book <<Romanzodamorenero>>

May 28 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 30 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

May 30 – June 24 – Exhibition “Il Cinema sopra Taormina”

May 31 – Gianni Morandi (Greek Theatre)

May 31/June 1 – Rally Event Taormina

 

June 2014

June 1 – Rally Event Taormina

June 1/24 – Exhibition “Il Cinema sopra Taormina”

June 2/8 – Madeinmedi – Mediterranean Design & Fashion Week (Greek Theatre)

June 2 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 4 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 6 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 9 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 11 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 13 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 14/21 – Taormina Film Fest – 60th Edition  – (Greek Theatre and other locations)

June 14 – Taormina Film Fest – DRAGON TRAINER 2 (in 3D) – Italian National Première

June 15 – Taormina Film Fest – JERSEY BOYS

June 16 – Taormina Film Fest – Gebo e L’Ombra

June 16 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 18 – Anna Achmatova Award (Greek Theatre)

June 18 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 20 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 22 – I suoni del Silenzio Co-esistente (Greek Theatre) – Music and Sand-Art

June 23 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 24 / July 19 – Photo Exibition of unusual corners of Taormina (Town Library)

June 25 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 27 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

June 28 – Nastri dArgento / Silver Ribbon Awards

June 30 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

 

July 2014

July 1 / 19 –  Photo Exibition of unusual corners of Taormina (Town Library)

July 2 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 4- Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 7- Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 6 – “Don Giovanni”, opera y W. A. Mozart – (Greek Theatre) °°° TO BE CONFIRMED °°°

July 9- Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 10 – “Carmen”. opera by Bizet – (Greek Theatre) °°° TO BE CONFIRMED °°°

July 11 – Backstreet Boys – (Greek Theatre) °°° TO BE CONFIRMED °°°

July 11 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 12 – “Don Giovanni”, opera y W. A. Mozart – (Greek Theatre) °°° TO BE CONFIRMED °°°

July 14 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 16 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 18 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 20 – Il Volo Recital – (Greek Theatre)

July 21 – Il Volo Recital – (Greek Theatre)

July 21 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 21/30 – Paint Exhibition by Tina Sgrò and Gianmarco Pulimeni (Town Library)

July 22 – Negramaro in concert (Greek Theatre)

July 23 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 24 – Simple Minds in concert (Greek Theatre)

July 25 – Giorgia (Greek Theatre)

July 25 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 26 – Emma in concert (Greek Theatre)

July 27 – James Blunt in concert  – (Greek Theatre)

July 28 – Gigi D’Alessio – (Greek Theatre)

July 28 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

July 30 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

 

 

August 2014

August 2 – “Cavalleria Rusticana”, opera by P. Mascagni (Greek Theatre)

August 4 – “Cavalleria Rusticana”, opera by P. Mascagni (Greek Theatre)

August 7 –  “Carmen”, opera by Bizet – (Greek Theatre) °°° TO BE CONFIRMED °°°

August 9 –  “Tosca”, opera by G. Puccini – (Greek Theatre)

August 10 – Gran Gala dell’Operetta (Greek Theatre)

August 11 –  “Tosca”, opera by G. Puccini – (Greek Theatre)

August 12 – Simphonic Concert by the Turkish National Orchestra (Greek Theatre)

August 13 –  “Tosca”, opera by G. Puccini – (Greek Theatre)

August 14 – Simphonic Concert by the Turkish National Orchestra (Greek Theatre)

August 18 – Pintus (Greek Theatre)

August 19 – Lina Sastri in “Appunti di Viaggio” (Greek Theatre)

August 22 – Pino Daniele (Greek Theatre)

August 23 – Massimo Ranieri in concert (Greek Theatre)

August 24 – Alessandra Amoroso (Greek Theatre)

August 27 – Alex Britti (Greek Theatre)

August 29 – Fiorella Mannoia (Greek Theatre)

 

September 2014

September 1 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 3 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 5 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 6 – “Zaira”, opera by V. Bellini (Greek Theatre)

September 7 – “The Sleepwalker”, opera by V. Bellini (Greek Theatre) °°° TO BE CONFIRMED °°°

September 8 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 10/16 – International Festival of Plectrum Orchestras (Greek Theatre)

September 10 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 12 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 15 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 17 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 19 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 20/26 – TAOBUK –

September 22 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 24 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 26 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

September 29 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

 

October 2014

October 1 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 3 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 6 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 8 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 10 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 13 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 15 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 17 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 20 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 22 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 24 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 27 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 29 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

October 31 – Italian Opera Taormina (Cine Theatre San Giorgio)

 

 

November 2014

 

 

December 2014

December 6 2014 / January 6 2015 – Christmas markets (del Carmine square)

December 20 2014 / January 6 2015 – 6th edition CioccolArt Sicily (del Carmine Church)

December 20 2014 / January 11 2015 – “Vulcano” exhibition by A. Saribas and F. Masin (Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano)

December 27 – Jazz Concert by the “Roberto Gatto Trio” (Church Santa Caterina)