Taormina, Church of Santa Caterina

October 29th 2011, 7.00pm


The Plectrum Orchestra of Taormina was founded in early 1900. It consists of over twenty musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, guitars andcontrabasses.

Tonight’s performance will see seven artists on stage: Alessandro Russo, Alfredo D’Urso, Elisabetta Monaco, Claudia Costa, Ivana Rapisarda, Simona Brancato and Aldo Filistad.



Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

Cathedral of Taormina

October 22th 2011, 7.00pm

Free Entrance


A most expected performance by the duo Filippo Arlìa (piano) and Giuseppe Scigliano (accordion bajan) in the splendid setting of the Cathedral of Taormina.

Filippo Arlìa graduated at 17 gaining immediately the pseudonym of “athlete of the piano” for his unique technical skills and virtuosity that follow the model of Russian pianism. Currently, Arlìa teaches piano at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Terinese Nocera, where he is Deputy Director and Head of the Department of keyboard and percussion instruments.

Giuseppe Scigliano graduated with highest honors, and joined the study of the accordion to composition and conducting. Winner of numerous competitions has played in the best internatonl theaters in both solo and chamber music formations, A strong personality, he is currently professor of accordion at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music of Nocera Terinese.

  Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano – Vico De Spuches n. 1,

  October 1-29 2011 – From Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm

Free Entrance



Exhibition of paintings realised by Rosalba Leonardi Indaco.  A bold and provocative parallel between Mary – the christian Madonna – and the rock star “Madonna”.

More info: “Fondazione Mazzullo” Tel +39 0942 620129

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

Nazarena Theatre – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3  Taormina

7.30pm – Entrance: € 10,00


October 7th 2011

Classic concert with the Orchestra da Camera of Messina, performing the Quattro Stagioni by Antonio Vivaldi.

Solo parts: Antero Arena (violin)


October 15th 2011

Classic concert with the Trio Ars Vetus, performing musics by Corelli, Händel, Abinioni and Vivaldi.


More Info (in Italian): www.almoetia.it


Taormina and nearby towns

October 15 – 16, 2011, 6.00 pm

This year the race will start – on Saturday 15th – from the tourist port of Giardini Naxos and will end – on Sunday 16th – on the promenade of Santa Teresa di Riva, after approximately 250 miles of hard and selective routes.
A run through the picturesque Sicilian countryside that will reach many villages and towns of the nearby Ionian area: Francavilla di Sicilia, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Limina, Santa Teresa di Riva, Roccalumera, Nizza di Sicilia and others.

The itinerary features two special stages on Saturday and nine on Sunday.

Formula One star Robert Kubica attended the 2009 edition.

All types of cars allowed to the race: from group N to group A, group R, the super 2000s and 1600s and non type-approved cars.



Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano – Fondazione Mazzullo

April 1st to April 29th

“Calma apparente” – Exhibitionn of paintings by Giovanni Iudice.

Free entrance
Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30am -12.30pm and 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Closed on Monday

One of the paintings of this Sicilian artist, “Humanity” (235 cm x 290 cm), was told to be “one of the rare gems” exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale, the prestigious biennal exhibition of Italian art.

The Venice Biennale – Since 1895
The Venice Biennale, which has its offices at Ca’ Giustinian (San Marco, 1364/A), has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in contemporary arts. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Theatre Festival, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance.
From www.labiennale.org/en/biennale/index.html

 Seenalso: Giovanni Iudice website

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.


Palalumbi (Lumbi parking area) from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November 2019

Opening hours: 5.00-10.00pm

Free entrance


A Fair with finest wedding suppliers & bridal brands covering everything from dresses to cakes









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