Lumieres de la Mediterranee

Luci del Mediterraneo

Paint exhibition by Vanecha Roudbaraki

March 9 to 24 – Taormina, previous church Del Carmine

Vernissage: March 9th at 6.30pm
Open from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Saturday from 6.30pm to 9.30.
Free Entrance.

Contemporary Franco-Iranian artist Vanecha Roudbaraki (B. 1966, Rasht, Iran) is known for her evocative works which explore the relationship and existence between man and nature. Brilliantly colored with vivid palette in a range of hues and tones,Vanecha Roudbaraki’s paintings are passionate examples of expression and tangible objectivity. Drawing inspiration from the world around her, her works of natural abstraction explode with light and color, and express to viewers her zeal for the aesthetic. Vanecha Roudbaraki has exhibited at venues the world over. She has conducted more than 60 exhibitions in the world, so 31 private exhibitions. 

The paintings exhibited in Taormina are on sale. Part of the proceedings will be donated to a local onlus association.



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Nel Silenzio

Photo Exhibition by Pina Inferrera

March 2nd to 16th 2013, previous church San Francesco di Paola

Opening: March 2nd at 6.00pm
Open every day from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.
Closed on Monday. Free Entrance.

Pina Inferrera was born in Messina (near Taormina) but lives in north Italy. She graduated in sculpture at the Art Academy of Brera (Milano) and exhibited her works in Italy and abroad: London, New York, Tournai, Frankfurt, Paris.
She is art the director of “Idea Vita”, a cultural association which organizes international art shows in the field of contemporary art with the collaboration of local institutions, art galleries and critics and member of the art commission of the Modern Art Museum “A. Malandra” of Vespolate (province of Novara).

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DI-SEGNI, tutto inizia da un segno sopra un foglio…

Drawing exhibition by various artists

Previous church Del Carmine
Opening hours: 4.30pm – 8.30pm. Closed on Monday. Free entrance.

Historical drawings on paper by artists such as Alinari, Botero, Caruso, Casorati, De Pisis, Germanà, Guidi Echaurren, Pantaleoni, Sironi e Treccani and will be showed next to the works of contemporary artists, such as Francesco Calabrò, Mamy Costa, Palmina Barbagallo, Thomas Berra, Filippo De Mariano, Andrea Gitto, Giuseppe Greco, Damiano Messina, Fabio Polizzotto, Pia Previti, Francesco Raciti and Ben Ventura.

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“Per Amore” Art Exhibition

Previous Church “del Carmine

Everyday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm; Saturday from 6.00pm to 10.00pm

 Art exhibition by Pippo Consolo.

Pippo Consolo is a Sicilian artist born in the small town of Ragalna, near Catania, in 1943. His first exhibitions date back to the Seventies and many of his works are now hold in private collections.




Isola Bella in mostra

Previuos church of Sant’Agostino, in piazza IX aprile

From January 4th to February 16 2013.
Free entrance. From 10.00am to 12,30 and from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Over 50 photographs capture the beauty and the rich biological heritage of the Isola Bella Nature Reseve, the small island in the Bay of Taormina  characterised by a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach.
The island is home to several species of birds, and a few types of lizards and has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers.

Photos by Pietro Pitruzzello, Domenico Catalano, Elisa De Angelis, Antonio Drosi, Elio Nicosia and Biagio Licari.






Taormina Trappitello, December 26th 2012 – January 13th 2013

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 reenact the night of Jesus’ birth. Actors portray Mary, Joseph, the three Magi and other biblical figures from the gospel.
In Trappitello, hamlet of the town of Taormina, every year since 2001, in Chrismas time, a Living Crib with more than 100 (150 this year) actors and “walk-ons” is organised. The Show lasts several days, from Christmas to half January.

The location set is the huge garden of the old small church of Santa Venera.

How to get there: 500 metres from the motorway exit – Motorway Messina/Catania (A18), Exit Giardini Naxos, direction Trappitello – Francavilla di Sicili

Opening hours (even in case of rain):
– December 26 2012 – 5.00pm / 9.30pm
– December 28 2012 – 7.00pm / 10.30pm
– December 29 2012 – 5.00pm / 9.30pm
– December 30 2012 – 6.00pm / 9.30pm
– January 1 2013 – 6.00pm / 9.30pm
– January 4 2013 – 7.00pm / 10.30pm
– January 5 2013 – 5.00pm / 9.30pm
– January 6 2013 – 5.00pm / 9.30pm
– January 13 2013 – 5.00pm / 8.00pm


Tel. +39 0942/50210
Tel. +39 349/4289961 – 339/8320324 (mobiles)




Rally Event 2012

December 22/23 2012



250 chlilometres of a fascinating and selective road rally which “touches” many small towns of the area, including Savoca, Limina, Alì Terme, Casalvecchio, Misserio, Roccalumera and Santa Teresa i Riva. 
Exact route is not official yet.
Registration from November 21st to December 17th.

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Cioccolart Sicily 2012

December 20th – January 6th 2013. Free entrance

Fourth edition of Cioccolart Sicily, an exhibition entirely devoted to chocolate.
Exhibition of amazing artworks, culinary demonstrations, tastings, live workshops for kids, contests and much more!

Tasting and demonstration (pages 2-4), cooking classes (page 5), special tastings for experts (page 6) and funny activities for kids (page 7) 

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Christmas in Taormina 2012

December 2012 – January 2013


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Events, exhibitions, concerts, music and much more! 




The Look of the Year 2012

Taormina Congress Hall, 8.30pm


The LOOK OF THE YEAR is the most important fashion event all over the world, whose aim is to select and to launch models in the world of modelling. The  Look of the Yaer is also a recognition that will be given every year to the most creative stylists, to the magazines and to the best professionalists of the sector. The aim is to create a direct line among who creates fashion, who promotes it and who wears it by profession. The event is addressed to an increasingly interested public, to a continuous rendezvous with fashion that finds rising number of girls willing to participate at The Look of The Year.
The LOOK OF THE YEARs style is in agreement with its location. The international event, located in Taormina / Giardini Naxos, usual destination of the international jet-set, where the most prestigious names of the international fashion take part.
The selection is made up of the most known professionalists of the world of look, photographers, stylists and models. It starts with the participation of about 200.000 girls, from 16 years old to 22 years old, minimum height 1,78m, size 40/42, giving to all of them equal opportunity to take part at the event, without discriminating colour, race, religion or ethnic origin.
THE LOOK OF THE YEAR is able to involve every year more than 40 countries, making use of numerous Seats all over the world. The organisers, thanks to the media, radio, television and newspapers, promote the event and the research of the models for the international phase.

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