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EVENTS 2014 IN TAORMINA AND SICILY
actualizado el 29.08.2014

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AUGUST 2014

EXHIBITIONS

until August 17
Palazzo Corvaja - Taormina
C'era una volta in Sicilia. 50 Anni del Gattopardo - Once upon a time in Sicily. 50 years of "The Leopard". An exhibition on the award-winning film The Leopard (by Luigi Visconti, 1963) with Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon, based on the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, published posthumously in 1958, which became the top-selling novel in Italian (and Sicilian) history. Opening hours: daily except Monday, 11.00h to 13.00h and 17.30h to 22.00h. Amdission fee: 5 Euro, 11-18 years and over 65 years 3,50 Euro, children until 10 years free.

until August 31
Centro Diurno G. Barbagallo - Nicolosi
Peripli. Topografia di uno smarrimento (Topography of a loss) Poetry by Giovanni Asmundo and Photography by Daniele D?Antoni. A virtual journey from the seaside into the centre of Sicily. Lyrics between mythology, flavors and daily life, mixed with the melancholia of loss. The photographies correspond with the lyrics and tell the story of Sicily from an unconventional point of view. (Opening hours Mon ? Fri 17.00 to 24.00 h, Sat and Sun 10.00 -13.00 h and 17 to 24.00 h)
Info: peripli.wordpress.com

until September 20, 2014
Ex Chiesa del Carmine - Taormina
Cagli. Mito a Taormina Exhibition with paintings by Corrado Caglie. Cagli, born in 1910 in Ancona and grown up in Rome, as young artist founded the "New Roman School of Painting". Being of jewisch heritage in 1938 he fled from Italy, bacame a US citizen, fought with the US army and returned to Rome in 1948. He experimented in various abstract and non-figurative techniques (neo-metaphysical, neo-cubist, informal) and had a special relationship to Taormina.

until September 21
Palazzo dei Congressi - Taormina
The Elvis Presley Museum traveling exhibition from Graceland on one of its european stop-overs at Taormina. More than 100 objects from the private property of Elvis Presley, among others guitars, dresses and his last Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. August 16 and August 20, 2 concerts are projected with Joe Bavota, one of the internationally most appreciated Elvis cover-men.
Opening hours: daily 11.00 to 13.30 and 17.00 to 22.00 h, Entrance fee: 6 Euros

until November 30, 2014
Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia - via Crociferi, Catania
Ad Imaginem Suam Italian and Sicilian contemporary figurative art. An exhibition curated by Alberto Agazzani with artists from Italy and Sicily. The title is an allusion to the bible, book of genesis: Fecit Deus hominem ad immaginem suam (And God created humankind in His image) The exhibition is an interesting glance on how young contemporary artists interpret the image of the human body. The museum is located in the center of Catania inside a part of the beautiful baroque building of the Monastero San Benedetto.
The artists are: Marco Bolognesi, Giuseppe Bombaci, Roberta Coni, Dino Cunsolo, Peter Demetz, Giuseppe Guindani, Nunzio Paci, Nicola Pucci, Davide Puma, Silvio Porzionato, Alessandro Reggioli, Luciano Vadalà. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9 to 18.00 h. Closed on Thursdays.
Info: www.museomacs.it


EVENTS

August 1

August 1 (21.30 h)
Villa Comunale (Public Gardens) - Taormina
Taormina Jazz Festival with Francesco Bearzatti (sax) and his band The Bridge, featuring Dino Rubino (piano), other band members are Alessandro Presti (trumpet), Carmelo Venuto (double bass) and Francesco Ciniglio (drums). They perform a Jazz that recurrs (among others) to sounds of Led Zeppelin, Malcolm X and Thelonius Monk.
Info: www.taorminajazzfestival.it tickets: Palazzo dei Congressi, Taormina

August 1 (21.30 h)
Palazzo dei Congressi - Taormina
Giù (Down) play by Spiro Scimone, performed in the dialect of Messina by the Company Scimone Sframeli (see also July 31)
Info: www.scimonesframeli.org

August 2

August 2 and 4 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Cavalleria Rusticana opera by Pietro Mascagni, directed by Enrico Castiglione. The sicilian opera par excellence. A wild story on love, jealousy, honour, revenge settled in a 19th century sicilian village. Performed by the "Coro Lirico Siciliano" and the "Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival Euro Mediterraneo".
Info: www.taorminafestival.org
Tickets: www.ticketone.it

August 2 (21.30 h)
Villa Comunale (Public Gardens) - Taormina
Taormina Jazz Festival with Roberto Gatto (drums) and his band PerfecTrio joining Alfonso Santimone (piano) and Pierpaolo Ranieri (electric bass). Lyric Jazz, electric sounds and improvisation.
Info: www.taorminajazzfestival.it tickets: Palazzo dei Congressi, Taormina

August 2 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Renzo Arbore e L'Orchestra Italiana the Italian showman who tours all over the world.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 2 (21.00 h)
Stadio Grotta Polifemo - Milazzo
Emis Killa The rapper from Lombardia in concert.
Info: www.emiskilla.com

August 3

August 3 (21.30 h)
Villa Comunale (Public Gardens) - Taormina
Taormina Jazz Festival last evening of the festival with the Danilo Rea Trio, Danilo Rea (piano), Ares Tavolazzi (double bass) and David King (drums). American -Italian Fusion Jazz at its best.
Info: www.taorminajazzfestival.it tickets: Palazzo dei Congressi, Taormina

August 3 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Afterhours the Italian rock band on their tour "hai paura del buio?". Only concert in Sicily
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 3 (21.30 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo
Erica Mou the singer songwriter from Puglia in concert.
Info: www.ericamou.com

August 4

August 4 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Cavalleria Rusticana opera by Pietro Mascagni, directed by Enrico Castiglione. The sicilian opera par excellence. A wild story on love, jealousy, honour, revenge settled in a 19th century sicilian village. Performed by the "Coro Lirico Siciliano" and the "Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival Euro Mediterraneo".
Info: www.taorminafestival.org
Tickets: www.ticketone.it

August 4 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
La Bella e la Bestia (The Beauty and the Biest), Musical, directed by Salvo Costrantino
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 5

August 5 (20.00 h)
Teatro Greco - Tindari
Indiegeno Fest with young independant musicians and bands Gnut from Naples, Tommaso Di Giulio young singer from Rome, Management del Dolore Post Operatorio post punk from Lanciano and Marta dui Tubi one of the best Intalian underground bands. The festival continues on August 6 (21.00 h) with more acts.
Info: www.indiegenofest.it

August 6

August 6 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Liolà stage play by Luigi Pirandello with Salvo and Eduardo Saitta.
Info: www.eduardosaitta.com and www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 6 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio - Taormina
Sicily revisted Sicilian Jazz, a mix of Sicilian Folk, American Jazz, dialect, lullabies and roamances with Laura Campisi (voice), Andrea Beneventano (piano) and Alberto Fideo (double bass).
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

August 6 (22.00 h)
Arena Maniace - Siracusa
Joe Castellano Blues & Super Soul Band Sicilian Blues and Soul Band.
Info: www.joecastellanobluesband.com

August 6 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco - Tindari
Indiegeno Fest with young independant musicians and bands Nicolò Carnesi malancholic and profound ballads, Bottega Glitzer the swiss Nadja Maurizi and her band with Jazz, folk and sound of the 1940ies, Cassandra Raffaele a mix of Carmen Consoli and Coco Rosie and Brunori Sas and guest Di Martino the most modern heir of Rino Gaetano.
Info: www.indiegenofest.it

August 7

August 7 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Una Rotonda sul Mare
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 8

August 8 (21.30 h)
Villa Bellini - Catania
Caparezza, the rap singer from Puglia in concert.
Info: www.caparezza.it

August 8 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Vincenzo Stampina in Venditore di Nuvole
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 8 (21.30 h)
Cortile Cutore - Aci Bonaccorsi
L'Aria del Continente with the sicilian commedian Enrico Guarneri
Info:

August 9

August 9, 11 and 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Tosca opera by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Enrico Castiglione, starring the Italian soprano Chiara Taigi (Tosca), the Venezuelan tenor Aquiles Machado (Cavaradossi), the Italian bariton Francesco Landolfi (Scarpia), and the Sicilian bariton Giovanni Di Mare (Sagrestano), with the Coro Lirico Siciliano, conducted by Francesco Costa and the Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival Euro Mediterraneo conducted by Cem Mansur. Cem Mansur, born in Instanbul and grand-grand-son of Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, makes regular appearances at the Kirov Opera, at the Prague National Theatre, as well as with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Hungarian State Orchestra. Tosca tells the eternal story on love and passion which ends tragically by the execution of Cavaradossi and the spectacular suicide of Tosca leaping to her death from the walls of Castello Sant'Angelo. Info: www.taormina-arte.com
Tickets: www.ticketone.it

August 10

August 10 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Operetta Gala An evening dedicated to the operetta.
Info: www.taorminafestival.org

August 10 (21.30 h)
Teatro Greco - Tindari (ME)
Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea in Due come noi che... the new project of the singer Gino Paoli and the pianist Danilo Rea.
Info: www.ginopaoli.it and www.danilorea.it

August 11

August 11 and 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Tosca opera by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Enrico Castiglione, starring the Italian soprano Chiara Taigi (Tosca), the Venezuelan tenor Aquiles Machado (Cavaradossi), the Italian bariton Francesco Landolfi (Scarpia), and the Sicilian bariton Giovanni Di Mare (Sagrestano), with the Coro Lirico Siciliano, conducted by Francesco Costa and the Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival Euro Mediterraneo conducted by Cem Mansur. Cem Mansur, born in Instanbul and grand-grand-son of Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, makes regular appearances at the Kirov Opera, at the Prague National Theatre, as well as with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Hungarian State Orchestra. Tosca tells the eternal story on love and passion which ends tragically by the execution of Cavaradossi and the spectacular suicide of Tosca leaping to her death from the walls of Castello Sant'Angelo. Info: www.taormina-arte.com
Tickets: www.ticketone.it

August 12

August 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Symphonic concert with the Turkish National Orchestra conducted by Cem Mansur, performing Mussorgskijs Pictures of an exhibition and Tchaikovkys Concert No. 1 for violin and orchestra.
Info: www.taorminafestival.org

August 12 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Giovanni Allevi the pianist, l'enfant terrible of the classic music, in concert.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 13

August 13 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio - Taormina
FlamencOlè & Sanchez Trio Flamenco evening with the dancers Elisa Pezzino, Rossana Arena and Agata Pennisi, and the musicians Massimo Martines (guitar), Sylvia Sanchez Ogayar (voice) and Ugo Rosso (Cajn and percussions) .
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

August 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Tosca opera by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Enrico Castiglione, starring the Italian soprano Chiara Taigi (Tosca), the Venezuelan tenor Aquiles Machado (Cavaradossi), the Italian bariton Francesco Landolfi (Scarpia), and the Sicilian bariton Giovanni Di Mare (Sagrestano), with the Coro Lirico Siciliano, conducted by Francesco Costa and the Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival Euro Mediterraneo conducted by Cem Mansur. Cem Mansur, born in Instanbul and grand-grand-son of Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, makes regular appearances at the Kirov Opera, at the Prague National Theatre, as well as with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Hungarian State Orchestra. Tosca tells the eternal story on love and passion which ends tragically by the execution of Cavaradossi and the spectacular suicide of Tosca leaping to her death from the walls of Castello Sant'Angelo. Info: www.taormina-arte.com
Tickets: www.ticketone.it

August 13 (21.30 h)
Piazza Belvedere - Milo (Ct)
Lonepair Trio the accordionist Salverico Cutuli from Catania and his band. Marco Carnemolla (double bass) and Francesco Emanuele (guitar). Performing musics by Galliano, Piazzolla, Pascoal, Gardel and Gismonti. Admission free.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it/estatemilese.htm

August 14

August 14 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Symphonic concert with the Turkish National Orchestra conducted by Cem Mansur, performing
The Concert No. 1 for piano and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome by Richard Strauss , and the Prelude and Death of Isolda from Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner.
Info: www.taorminafestival.org

August 15

August 15 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Gala Internazionale del Folklore
Info and tickets: www.ticketone.it and Congress Palace, Taormina

August 16

August 16 and 17
Quartiere Saja - Bay of Giardini Naxos
Sagra del pesce Degustations of tipical fish dishes. A feast dedicated to the fish and the fishermen of Giardini Naxos.
Info: www.proloco-giardininaxos.it and www.comune.giardini-naxos.me.it

August 16 (18.00 h)
Borgo dell'Antica Castell'Umberto
Festa del Gusto Opening of the restaured old olive oil press and workshop on olive oil. Exhibition of Slow Food and at 21.00 h concert with the band Carmina Solis
Info: www.comune.castellumberto.me.it

August 16 to 18
Borgo Marinaro - Riposto (Ct)
Festa del Pesce Feast of the blue fish. Tastings, market, sports and musics all day long.
Info: www.comune.riposto.ct.it

August 16 (21.00 h)
Corso Vittorio Emanuele - Piedimonte Etneo (Ct)
Lonepair Trio in concert. The accordionist Salverico Cutuli from Catania and his band, Marco Carnemolla (double bass) and Francesco Emanuele (guitar) performing musics by Galliano, Piazzolla, Pascoal, Gardel and Gismonti. Admission free.

August 16 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco - Palazzolo Acreide
Gran Gala della Opera Lirica Opera gala with Micaela Caroni (soprano), Marco Frusoni (tenor), Giuseppe Garra (bariton) and Ivan Manzella (piano). Musics from Operas such as William Tell, Tosca, La Bohème, Aida, Carmen and Cavalleria Rusticana.

August 16 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Mario Biondi in the singer songwriter with a touch of soul in concert.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 16 (22.00 h)
Lungomare - Santa Teresa di Riva (Me)
Notte bianca White night with street artists, live music, market of arts and tipical products, street food and dance.
Info: www.comune.santateresadiriva.me.it


August 17

August 17 (afternoon)
Borgo Marino - Riposto (Ct)
XIth edition of the Palio delle Botti di Eustachio Race of the barrels. Similar to the famous horse race of Siena, where the quarters of the town get into competition, here the "horses" are barrels painted with the colours of the neighbourhoods. Riposto is a historic place of wine barrel production.
Info: www.comune.riposto.ct.it

August 17 (20.30 h)
Piazza Duomo - Catania
Summerfeast and procession of St. Agata not the big event that every year takes place in February in honour of the towns patron saint, but a short procession with the relics of the saint and fireworks.
Info: www.cattedralecatania.it www.circolosantagata.it www.diocesi.catania.it

August 17 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Sta per me play performed by the sicilian ensemble Gatto Blu
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 17 (21.30 h)
Piazza San Pietro - Riposto
Cavalleria Rusticana opera by Pietro Mascagni, performed by the Sinfonic Orchestra and Choir of the Etna Region, and the solists Roberto Cesca, Simone Alaimo and Maria Dragoni.
Info: www.comune.riposto.ct.it

August 18

August 18
C. da San Silvestro - Sant'Angelo di Brolo (Me)
Festa della Porchetta local culinary feast of the village situated in the Nebrodi mountains. Tastings of roasted bread with pigling, of the Salame Sant?Angelo and local wines.
Info: www.comune.santangelodibrolo.me.it

August 18 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Angelo Pintus in concert on his "50 Sfumature di Pintus" tour.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 18 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Rocco Hunt the rapper from the Salerno region in concert.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 19

August 19 (18.00 h)
Village of Basicò (Monti Nebrodi)
Sagra della provola "basicotana" Culinary feast dedicated to the Provola cheese, a very tasteful young cheese made of the milk of cows that run free in the mountains. The people of the medieval village of Basicò also offer a very special Provola matured with lemon, but also tipical sausages and salami, local wines and bread. Also a procession of traditional Sicilian horse carts.
Info: www.facebook.com/proloco.basico

August 19 (21.30 h)
Arena - Lido di Naxos, Giardini Naxos
Giada in concert.
Info: www.boxol.it

August 20

August 20 (17.30 h)
Castello and old town center - Montalbano Elicona (Me)
Feste Aragonesi Medieval feast with historical reenactments, processions and market of traditional handicrafts and medieval dishes. The historic procession with ladies, knights, chevaliers, archers, falg-wavers and drummers commemorates the arrival of king Frederic II of Aragona to the village of Montalbano.
Info: www.comune.montalbanoelicona.me.it

August 20 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio - Taormina
Frequenze Rétro Italian live music from the 1940ties to the 1960ties, with Valeria Graziani (voice), Salvatore Agate and Maurizio Crivello (guitars) and Luca De Lorenzo (double bass).
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

August 20 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
L'Uomo la bestia e la virtù with the sicilian commedian Enrico Guarneri
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 20 (21.30 h)
Piazza Belvedere - Milo (Ct)
Banda Oriental Latin american etnopop concert
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro al Castello - Milazzo
Noa on her Love Medicine Tour
Info: see also August 21

August 21

August 21 (18.30 h)
Cultural Centre Babilonia - Scalinata Timoleone, Taormina
Buttanissima Sicilia presentation of the book on the precarious political and social conditions in Sicily by the author Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, in dialogue with the journalist Paolo Valentino (Corriere della Sera).
Info: www.babilonia.it

August 21 (20.30 h)
Old town center - Castroreale (Me)
Sagra del Cinghiale e del Maiale and Sagra del Biscotto Castricianu Local culinary feast dedicated to the pork and to the wild pig as well as to the local cookies, made after a recipe of the nuns of the monastery of S. Maria degli Angeli, that for a long time was kept as a secret. Feast with tastings, street artists and musics.
Info: www.prolocoartemisia.it

August 21 (21.30 h)
Teatro Greco - Tindari (Me)
Essere Elettra theatre play after Euripides and Sophokles performed by the Piccola Compagnia Italiana. First evening of the Premio Parodos (Parodos Award) for young theatre companies and actors under 35 years. A pre-selection was done by theatre directors and experts among others of the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, from the Palermo Drama School and the Tindari Festival.
Info: www.comune.patti.me.it

August 21 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Noa in concert. Achinoam Nini, better known as Noa presents her latest project Love Medicine' (Medicina dell'Amore). She mixes Jazz, Pop, Rock and oriental sounds to create her own stile.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it and www.noasmusic.com

August 21 (21.30 h)
Piazza Belvedere - Milo (Ct)
Esedra jazz and fusion mucic life
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 22

August 22 (18.30 h)
Hotel Isabella - Taormina
La seconda estate presentation of the novel by the author Cristina Cassar Scalia, with Antonella Ferrara and Alessian Gazzola. Admission free.
Info: Libreventi Taormina, Tel. 0942 24873

August 22 to 24
Piazza del Santuario - Valverde (Ct)
Sagra dell'Acciuga culinary feast of the anchovy. Stands with local products, tasting of dishes with sardines and exhibition of traditional Sicilian horse carts.
Info: www.comunevalverde.gov.it

August 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Pino Daniele The Italian Pop and Rythm and Blues musician on stage with his programm Sinfonica a metà Live with Symphonic Orchestra.
Info: www.pinodaniele.com

August 22 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Nicola Piovani the pianist, theater and film score composer in concert with his Quintet. Winner of the 1998 Best Original Dramatic Score Oscar for the score of the Roberto Benigni film La Vita è bella, better known to English-speaking audiences as Life Is Beautiful.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 22 (21.30 h)
Piazza Belvedere - Milo (Ct)
Stonefestival contemporary and traditional Sicilian dance, music and poetry.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Greco - Tindari (Me)
Il Lamento di Psiche ballet performed by the Megakles Company. Second evening of the Premio Parodos (Parodos Award) for young theatre companies and actors under 35 years. A pre-selection was done by theatre directors and experts among others of the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, from the Palermo Drama School and the Tindari Festival.
Info: www.comune.patti.me.it

August 23

August 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Massimo Ranieri on stage with his programm "Sogno e son desto", recitals, poetry, songs and story telling with the reknown actor and performer.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo
Ballando per le Stelle with the Catania born dancer and actor Raimondo Todaro, tribute to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
Info: www.ballandoconlestelle.rai.it

August 23 (21.00 h)
Frantoio Terramacina - Contrada Botte, Savoca
Santi Scarcella the pianist in concert with a musical trip from America to Italy. The concert (beginning at 22.00 h)will be preceded by a tasting of tipical local products. The event is part of the series Salumi&Jazz.
Info: www.santiscarcella.it

August 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Greco - Tindari (Me)
Clitennestra theatre play based on Aeschylos's Oresteia about the character to Clitennnestra, who killed her husband Agamemnon. Performed by the theatre company Dracma. Last evening of the Premio Parodos (Parodos Award) for young theatre companies and actors under 35 years.
Info: www.comune.patti.me.it

August 23 (21.00 to 23.30 h)
Cattedrale - Palermo
Una porta verso il cielo Nightly rooftop walk on the roof of the Palermo cathedral. Not convenient for people who suffer from heart problems, psychophysic disablility, claustophobia, vertigo or anxiety attacks. Admission 5 Euro. Reservation needed (9.00 to 17.00 h) at the Palermo tourist office or Tel. 329 3977513
Info: www.cattedrale.palermo.it or tourcattedrale@diocesipa.it

August 23 and 24 (20.00 h)
Streets and places - Vizzini (Ct)
La Roba theatre play after the novel by Giovanni Verga, performed by the Company Gianni Salvo (Piccolo Teatro Catania) Event during the Rappresentazioni Verghiane a festival in honour of Giovanni Verga. The Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga is said to be born in 1840 near his father's hometown Vizzini (Provinice of Catania), even if officially his birthplace was stated to be Catania. Verga was a famous exponent of the italian realism (verismo). The town of Vizzini dedicates a series of cultural events to Verga.
Info: Tourist Office Vizzini Tel. 0933 1937319

August 24

August 24 (9.00 to 20.00 h)
Piazza Stesicoro - Catania
Mercantino dell'Artigianato Market with Sicilian handicraft products and Sicilian folk music.

August 24 (17.30 to 1.00 h)
Piazza Marconi, Piazza Aldo Moro and Piazza Sant'Alfio - Trecastagni
Notte Bianca dell'Etna. White night of Mt. Etna with life music, street art, theatre performances and entertainment for children.
Info: www.comune.trecastagni.ct.it

August 24 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Alessandra Amoroso the Italian pop singer in concert on her "Amore puro tour 2014"
Info: www.alessandraamoroso.it

August 24 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo (Ct)
Atelier internazionale della musica. Jazz Triton in concert.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 24 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Parco Manenti - Mascalucia (Ct)
Red Canzian the bassist of the legendary Italian Rock band Pooh in concert.
Info: www.redcanzian.it

August 25

August 25 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo (Ct)
Le Troiane free adaption from the theatre play by Euripides, performed by the students of the Liceo Classico Statale Gulli e Pennisi Acireale, directed by Davide Pulvirenti.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 25 (21.00 h)
Cortile dei Gesuiti - Noto
Gran Gala della Opera Lirica Opera gala with Micaela Caroni (soprano), Marco Frusoni (tenor), Giuseppe Garra (bariton) and Ivan Manzella (piano). Musics from Operas such as William Tell, Tosca, La Bohème, Aida, Carmen and Cavalleria Rusticana.

August 26

August 26 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Alessandro Mannarino in concert, on tour with his new album Al Monte.
Info: www.alessandromannarino.it

August 26 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo (Ct)
Atelier internazionale della musica. Le Destine De Carmen opera by G. Bizet.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it


August 27

August 27 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio - Taormina
Note Da Oscar Film live music and videos of some of the most reknown movies, italian auteur cinema soundtracks and others. With the Chroma Ensemble featuring Marco Cascone (pianoforte and accordion), José Massaro (violin and mandolin), Marina Zago (violin), Michela Bonavita (viola), Alessandro Longo (violoncello) and Gianluca Abbate (accordion).
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

August 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Alex Britti the blues and pop singer and guitarrist from Rome, who in 2013 celebrated Jimi Hendrix with the show Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Info: www. taormina-arte.com

August 27 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo (Ct)
Voci del Mediterraneo Jazz Lab Ensemble Jazz concert.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it


August 28

August 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico . Taormina
Erico Brignano the actor, commedian and TV anchorman with his programm Evolushow.
Info: www.enricobrignano.it

August 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo
Radiodervish the world music band from Bari in concert.
Info: www.radiodervish.com and www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 29

August 29 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Fiorella Mannoia the Italian singer in concert
Info: www.fiorellamannoia.it

August 29 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo (Ct)
Una voce per il Mediterraneo - The Mediterranean Voice young singers and bands from all over Italy, selected by the editors of the TV-program "Roxy Bar", perform in a contest. The first three of them will get the chance to perform as supportino group, on tour with noted Italian bands.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it/

August 29 to 31 (19.00 h)
Lungomare Andrea Doria - Capo d'Orlando (Me)
Festa del Mare Sea Festival with tastings of tipical seafood dishes and products of the region. Folk music, cooking shows and an exhibition dedicated to the sea at the Sea Museum (Museo del Mare).
Info: www.turismocapodorlando.it

August 29 to 31 (all day)
Museo del Sale di Nubia - Paceco (Tp)
Rosso Aglio e Bianco Sale Festival of the red garlic of Nubia and the sea salt from Trapani, tipical products of the region between Paceco and Trapani and approved by Slow Food. A festival with tastings, cooking shows, lectures and guided tours. Every evening: the antique ritual of collecting salt.
Info: www.rossoaglio.it and www.comune.paceco.tp.it and www.trattoriadelsale.com

August 30

August 30 and 31 (17.00 h)
Parco Comunale Antonio Aniante - Viagrande (Ct)
Lavica Rock 10 young rock bands and singers in competition, 5 of them in the section "unedited songs" and 5 of them in the section "tribute bands". Three of each section will pass the jury and perform also in the second evening. Special guests: Cassandra Raffaele, Agata Lo Certo, Antonio Monforte, Zanchì, Samuela Schilirò and Nigga Radio. Admission free.
Info: www.lavicarock.it

August 30 (17.00 h) and 31 (10.00 h)
Streets and places - Acireale
Festival degli Artisti di Strada. Street Art Festival Clowns, acrobats, actors, living sculptures, story tellers, fakirs, dancers, painters, magicians, body-painters, sand-painters and more will give life to the baroque streets and places of the town.
Info: www.facebook.com/streetartacireale

August 30 (18.00 h)
Castello Maniace - Siracusa Ortigia
Sound System Festival Raggae festival with Dariolino & Fobys, Ez Ls Jah Army, Boo Daci's,
Drooling Beat &Mc Guest, Special Guest Taiwan MC S.O.A.P. (Chinese Man Records)
Info: www.boxol.it

August 30 and 31 (20.00 h)
Streets and places - Vizzini (Ct)
Cavalleria Rusticana after the novel by Giovanni Verga, directed by Walter Manfré. Event during the Rappresentazioni Verghiane a festival in honour of Giovanni Verga. The Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga is said to be born in 1840 near his father's hometown Vizzini (Province of Catania), even if officially his birthplace was stated to be Catania. Verga was a famous exponent of the italian realism (verismo). One of his stories on rural life in Sicily formed the basis for the libretto of the most common Sicilian opera "Cavalleria Rusticana". The town of Vizzini dedicates a series of cultural events to Verga.
Info: Tourist Office Vizzini Tel. 0933 1937319

August 30 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla - Milo (Ct)
Anime Salve concert dedicated to the singer songwriter Fabrizio De André, who died in 1999. An event organized by Franco Battiato, who was a near friend of Fabrizio De André, in cooperation with the "Associazione Nazionale Italiana Cantanti" and the comunity of Milo. With the particopation of Franco Battiato, Rita Pavone, the flute player Andrea Griminelli, Paolo Belli, Attilio Fontana, Fausto Mesolella, Enrico Cremonesi, Juri Camisasca, the band Tinturìa and Rosario Di Bella. and as special guests De Andrés widow Dori Ghezzi and his son Cristiano De André. Presented by Red Ronnie.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 30 (21.00 h)
Irrera a Mare - Fiera di Messina
Teo Mammucari the tv presenter (Le Iene), actor and singer on stage.

August 30 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Carmen Opera by Georges Bizet, a production of the Atelier Internazionale della Musica, directed by the tenor Roberto Cresca, with musicians from Rome and the Conservatory of Palermo.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 31

August 31 (all day)
Village of Braidi - Montalbano Elicona
Festa del Ficodindia Culinary festival of the "Ficodindia" the fruit of the cactus species "opuntia ficus-indica", which is used for granitas, ice creams, other sweets or even mustards. Tastings, folk music and procession of traditional Sicilian horse carts.
Info: www.comune.montalbanoelicona.me.it

August 31 (17.00 h)
Rometta (Me)
Corteo Storico Reenactment of three episodes of the medieval history of the village of Rometta. More than 200 people dressed in historical costumes perform during this event. Knights, ladies, cavaliers, noble people, dignitaries, servants, falconers, standard bearers, flag wavers, fanfare players and drummers.
Info: www.facebook.com/ComuneDiRometta and www.assomarduk.it

August 31 (18.00 h)
Piazza Municipio - Milo (Ct)
34th edition of Vinimilo the festival of local wines.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

August 31 (18.30 to 22.00 h)
Ex Monastero Benedettino di San Nicolò la Rena - Nicolosi (Ct)
Bio al Parco Market of organic products from the Etna region at the beautiful domicile of the "Parco dell'Etna", in the small town at the slopes of Mt. Etna.

August 31 (18.30 to 22.30 h)
Biblioteca Comunale and Piazza Mazzini - Misterbianco
Mercatino Makè Terra Exhibition and tasting of local organic products, musics, arts and handicrafts.
Info: www.facebook.com/MakeTerra

August 31 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Il Medico dei Pazzi two act comedy by Eduardo Scarpetta in homage to the great commedian Totò (the prince of laughter), directed by Antonella Scoli.
Info: www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

August 31 (21.30 h)
Piazza Belvedere - Milo (Ct)
Calamus Ensemble classic music concert.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it


SEPTEMBER 2014

EXHIBITIONS

September 27 to October 31
ex Chiesa del Carmine - Taormina
Salvator e Amelio the artist from Cento (Ferrara) born in Calabria with his project Omaggio all?Altare di Pergamo Homage to the Pergamon Altar (which is the main exhibit of the Pergamon Museum Berlin) The struggle of the Olympian gods and the Titans has inspired the painter and sculptor Salvatore Amelio, exponent of a surrealist style in succession of Salvador Dalí, to this series of works, which already has been shown in Berlin and in Ferrara in 2011.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com and www.salvatoreamelio.it

EVENTS

September 1

September 1 (18.00 h)
Piazza Belvedere - Milo (Ct)
ViniMilo Wine feast in the small town surrounded by some of the best wineyards of the Etna region. Rural market, tastings, musics and guided visits to the wineries.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

September 1 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 2

September 2 (21.30 h) (new date)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Bellini Mascagni Opera Gala with Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Denia Mazzola Gavezzani (Soprano) and the Sicilian Opera Choir, conducted by Francesco Costa, performing musics by Vincenzo Bellini and Pietro Mascagni, among others arias from operas Norma, Il Pirata, La Sonnambula and Cavalleria Rusticana.
Info: www.taorminafestival.org

September 3

September 3 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 4

September 4 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro - Zafferana Etnea
Deborah Iurato the singer from Ragusa in concert.
Info: www.facebook.com/DeborahIuratoOfficial/info

September 5

September 5 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 6

September 6 (18.00 h and 21.30 h)
Palmento Caselle - Milo (Ct)
ViniMilo 2014 Wine festival with wine picking and the traditional method of the pressing and ancient songs. Rural market, tastings, musics and guided visits to the wineries. In the evening (21.30 h at Piazza Madonna delle Grazie) folk music and blues with the band Mimi Sterrantino e gli Accusati
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

September 6 to 9 (10.30 h) and September 10 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
IV Concorso di Canto Lirico Fondazione Marcello Giordani Opera singer's contest hosted by the Marcello Giordani Foundation. Marcello Giordani, born in Augusta, Sicily, is a reknown opera tenor with engagements in the best opera houses, such as the Metropolitan Opera N.Y., the Vienna State Opera and others. His foundation
is committed to the promotion of opera in general, and Italian Opera in particular, and to the creation of a new generation of dedicated performing artists. Giordani presides the jury, composed of artistic directors, casting managers, angency managers and opera critics, among others from the Teatro Real Madrid, the Bilbao Opera and the Teatro La Fenice Venezia. The contest's final is held in form of a concert on September 10 (21.00 h) in the Teatro Antico, with the Orchestra of the Festival Euro Mediterraneo.
Info: www.marcellogiordani-foundation.org

September 6 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Il Ratto dal Serraglio - The Abduction from the Seraglio Singspiel by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A production of the Turkish National Opera Ankara. With the orchestra and choir of the National Opera Ankara, conducted by one of the most reknowned turkish conductors, Rengim Gokmen. With Okan Senozan (Selim Pasha), the soprano Feryal Turkoglu (Kostanze), the tenor Erdem Erdogan (Belmonte), the soprano Gorkem Ezgi Yildirim (Blonde), the tenor Cenk Biyikin (Pedrillo) and the basso Tuncay Kurtoglu (Osmin), direted by Yekta Kara, costumes by Sanda Zipci.
Info: www.taorminafestival.org
Tickets: www.ticketone.it

September 6 (21.00 to 23.30 h)
Cattedrale - Palermo
Una porta verso il cielo Nightly rooftop walk on the roof of the Palermo cathedral. Not convenient for people who suffer from heart problems, psychophysic disablility, claustophobia, vertigo or anxiety attacks. Admission 5 Euro. Reservation needed (9.00 to 17.00 h) at the Palermo tourist office or Tel. 329 3977513
Info: www.cattedrale.palermo.it or tourcattedrale@diocesipa.it

September 7

September 7 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Dario Fo in Lu Santu Jullare Francesco. The most famous living Italian actor-playwright, comedian, passionate performer, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in 1926 he still performs on stage with passion and charisma. His work on the life of Francis of Assisi stresses the aspects of a very strong, brave and ironical character.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

September 7 (21.30 h)
Piazza Madonna delle Grazie - Milo (Ct)
Trio Casamia Italian vintage music.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

September 7 and 8
Santuario di Tìndari - Patti (Me)
Festa della Madonna del Tìndari religious feast with a procession and masses in honour of the black Madonna of Tindari. Legend has it that may be at the end of the 8th or in the beginnung of the 9th century the wooden statue of the Madonna came by a ship from the orient which was forced to enter into the bay of Tindari and unload the ship before they could continue their trip. The Church on the highed point overlooking the sea was destroyed by algerian pirates in 1544. The present church from 1979 is not very inviting, but the statue did not loose it's magic. The location is much worth visiting also because of the greek theatre and extensive archelogical site of Tyndaris (founded in the year 396 b.c. as a colony of mercenaries from Siracuse.
Info: www.santuariotindari.it and www.tindari.org

September 8

September 8
Streets and places - Giardini Naxos
Festa della Madonna Raccomandata religious feast and procession in honour of the patron saint of Giardini Naxos. With marching brass bands and fireworks at midnight.
Info: www.santamariaraccomandata.it and www.comune.giardini-naxos.me.it

September 8 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 10

September 10 (18.00 h)
Garden of the Palazzo Corvaja - Taormina
Festival Internazionale Orchestre a Plettro Opening of the 3rd edition of the International Festival of Plucked Instruments with Alessandro Russo and Alfredo D'Urso (solists of the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina) and the Duo Zangara - Imbesi. This year's participating orchestras are the Emsemble à Plectre de Toulouse (France), the City Tamburica Orchestra of Banja Luka (Bosnia-Herzegovina), the Orchestra Mandolinistica Romana from Rome, the Orchestra il Pettro di Gardone Val Trompia from Bescia, the Quintetto a Pizzico Nomos from Palermo and last but not least the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina. The locations of the festival are: the Garden of the Palazzo Corvanja, the Teatro Antico Taormina, the Church of Santa Caterina and the Castel of Castelmola. The Festival takes place from September 10 to 16, with concerts from September 11 to 14, at 18.00 h at the Teatro Antico and at 19.00 at the Church of Santa Caterina, September 15 and 16 (at 19.00 h) at the Castle of Castelmola.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com and www.orchestraaplettro.it

September 10 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Marcello Giordani Gala Finalist Concert Gala of the "Concorso di Canto Lirico Fondazione Marcello Giordani" (Opera Singer's Contest, which takes place from September 6 to 10, 2014) See also September 6!
Info: www.marcellogiordani-foundation.org

September 10 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 12

September 12 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 13

September 13 and 14
Streets and places - Milo (Ct)
ViniMilo Wine feast in the small town surrounded by some of the best wineyards of the Etna region. Rural market, tastings, musics and guided visits to the wineries.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

September 13 and 14 (21.30 h)
Auditorium Fiera di Messina - Messina
Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical about live and death of Jesus by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in its italian edition, which tours from Palermo, via Messina, Rome, to Genova and Bologna with a stopover in the famous Arena of Verona. With Ted Neely (Jesus), Yvonne Eliman (Maria Magdalena) and Barry Dennen (Pilatus) , directed by Massimo Romeo Piparo.
Info: www.jesuschristsuperstar.it/

September 13 (21.30 h)
Piazza Madonna delle Grazie - Milo (Ct)
Triska and the Jajas Dancefloor, reggae and ragamuffin music.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

September 14

September 14
Parco Urbano - Santa Lucia del Mela (Me)
Rassegna del Cavallo Indideno Siciliano e dell'Asino Ragusano - Festival of the Sicilian Horse and the Ragusan Donkey. The breed of the Sicilian horse looks back to a long history beginning with the Greeks, continued by the Romans, the Arabs and the Normans. The race has a reputation for its elegant proportions, its couragious and docile character. The donkeys from the Ragusa region are famous for their strong and energic character, who easily withstand rough climates.
Info: www.comune.santaluciadelmela.me.it

September 14 (21.30 h)
Piazza Madonna delle Grazie - Milo (Ct)
I Mangianastri rétro music of the 1960ties to 1970ties.
Info: www.comunedimilo.ct.it

September 15

September 15 (19.00 h)
Castello - Castelmola
Festival Internazionale Orchestre a Plettro concert with the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina.
Info: www.comunedicastelmola.it

September 15 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 16

September 16 (19.00 h)
Castello - Castelmola
Festival Internazionale Orchestre a Plettro concert within the 3rd International Festival of PLucked Instruments.
Info: www.comunedicastelmola.it

September 17

September 17 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 19

September 19 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 20

September 20 and 21 (all day)
All over Sicily and Italy (and Europe)
European Heritage Days this great European feast of the precious cultural monuments provides the free entrance to all national monuments. Many private owners open their estates to the public, too. A wonderful opportunity to visit archeological sites, musuems, archives, libraries, theatres, castles, villas and palaces.
Info: www.beniculturali.it

September 20 and 21
Piazza - Pennisi (Acireale)
Festa del Contadino Rural feast dedicated to the new wine. With a big lunch, demosntration of the traditional winepressing, tour to an old wine press house, folk music, procession of traditional sicilian horse carts.
Info: facebook.com/LaFestaDelContadino

September 20 (21.00 to 23.30 h)
Cattedrale - Palermo
Una porta verso il cielo Nightly rooftop walk on the roof of the Palermo cathedral. Not convenient for people who suffer from heart problems, psychophysic disablility, claustophobia, vertigo or anxiety attacks. Admission 5 Euro. Reservation needed (9.00 to 17.00 h) at the Palermo tourist office or Tel. 329 3977513
Info: www.cattedrale.palermo.it or tourcattedrale@diocesipa.it

September 20 (starting in the afternoon) and 21
Piazza - Pennisi (Acireale)
Festa del Contadino - Farmer's market Degustation of tipical products such as wine must, quince bread and others , procession of traditional sicilian horse carts, sicilian folk music.

September 20 to 26
Palazzo Duchi di S. Stefano, Biblioteca Comunale and other locations - Taormina
Taobuk Festival 4th edition of the Taormina International Book Festival, this time with the focus on Spain and Latin America. With among others a homage to Gabriel García Mérquez who recently died. Complementary program: an art exhibition with works by Fernando Botero, Lucio Fontana and Sebastian Matta. Walking tours tracing D.H. Lawrence, Trueman Capote, Tennesse Williams and other authors who were in Taormina.
Info: www.taobuk.it

September 22

September 22 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 23

September 23 to 28
Streets, places, beach and restaurants - San Vito Lo Capo
Cous Cous Fest 17th edition of this culinary und cultural feast dedicated to the northafrican and sicilian culinary speciality, the Cous Cous. Cooking competitions, street artists and world music concerts with famous artists and bands such as Negramaro, Avion Travel, Khaled, Africa Unite and Enzo Avitabile
Info: www.couscousfest.it and www.comune.sanvitolocapo.tp.it

September 24

September 24 to 27 (21.00 h)
Ex Monastero dei Benedettini - Catania
Trailers Film Fest 12th edition of the TrailersFilmFest, the only festival in Italy and Europe dedicated to movie trailers.
Info: www.trailersfilmfest.com

September 24 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 26

September 26 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

September 26 to 28
Palazzo della Cultura - Catania
Buk Festival Book fair and festival dedicated particularly to independant editors.
Admission free.
Info: www.bukfestival.it

September 27

September 27 to 28
Piazza Chiesa Madre - Piedimonte Etneo (Ct)
XVII Edizione Festa della Vendemmia Grape harvesting feast, tasting of local culinary products, procession of the wine pickers and wine pressers in traditional costumes, folk music and dance.
Info: www.festavendemmia.it/

September 27 and 28 (and October 4 to 5)
Town centre - Bronte (Ct)
Sagra del Pistacchio di Bronte XXV edition of the culinary feast dedicated to the most famous local product of the town of Bronte, the pistachio, also called the "green gold" of Bronte, a DOP and Slow Food acknoledged product. A fair with product stands, tastings, processions in historic costumes, of folk bands and sicilian horse carts. The tradition says that the pistachios have to be harvested only every 2 years, and in Bronte this concernes the uneven years. But meanwhile there are cultivators that break with this old rule. The Sagra, in any case, is held every year.
Info: www. comune.bronte.ct.it

September 28

September 28 (18.30 to 22.00 h)
Ex Monastero Benedettino di San Nicolò la Rena - Nicolosi
Bio al Parco Market of organic products from the Etna region at the beautiful domicile of the Parco dell'Etna, in the small town at the slopes of Mt. Etna.

September 29

September 29 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com


OCTOBER 2014

October 1

October 1 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 2

October 2 to 5
Historic centre - Ragusa Ibla
Ibla Buskers International Street Art Festival in one of the most beautiful old town centres of the Ragusan region. A festival of circus artists, clowns, actors, puppet players, magicians, acrobats and comedians from Sicily, Italy and Europe.
Info: www.iblabuskers.it

October 3

October 3 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 4

October 4 and 5
Town centre - Bronte (Ct)
Sagra del Pistacchio di Bronte XXV edition of the culinary feast dedicated to the most famous local product of the town of Bronte, the pistachio, also called the "green gold" of Bronte, a DOP and Slow Food acknoledged product. A Fair with product stands, tastings, processions in historic costumes, of folk bands and sicilian horse carts. The tradition says that the pistachios have to be harvested only every 2 years, and in Bronte this concernes the uneven years. But meanwhile there are cultivators that break with this old rule. The Sagra, in any case, is held every year.
Info: www. comune.bronte.ct.it

October 4 (21.00 to 23.30 h)
Cattedrale - Palermo
Una porta verso il cielo Nightly rooftop walk on the roof of the Palermo cathedral.
Not convenient for people who suffer from heart problems, psychophysic disablility, claustophobia, vertigo or anxiety attacks. Admission 5 Euro. Reservation needed (9.00 to 17.00 h) at the Palermo tourist office or Tel. 329 3977513
Info: www.cattedrale.palermo.it or tourcattedrale@diocesipa.it

October 5

October 5
Streets and places - Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Ottobrata Zafferanese Yearly culinary market and fun fair of the town at the slopes of Mt. Etna, presenting all its rich tipical foods and dishes, such as honey, mushrooms, nuts, cheeses and Etna wines. Inside the Public Gardens: Slow Food presentation about the recognized products. In the course of the years the Ottobrate has developed to one of the most popular Sicilian sunday events. In the evening from 20.30 h: Life music concerts. Every Sunday in October.
Info: www.ottobrata.it and www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

October 6

October 6 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 8

October 8 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 10

October 10 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 12

October 12
Streets and places - Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Ottobrata Zafferanese Yearly culinary market and fun fair of the town at the slopes of Mt. Etna, presenting all its rich tipical foods and dishes, such as honey, mushrooms, nuts, cheeses and Etna wines. Inside the Public Gardens: Slow Food presentation about the recognized products. In the course of the years the Ottobrate has developed to one of the most popular Sicilian sunday events. In the evening from 20.30 h: Life music concerts. Every Sunday in October.
Info: www.ottobrata.it and www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

October 13

October 13 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 15

October 15 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 17

October 17 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 18

October 18 (21.00 to 23.30 h)
Cattedrale - Palermo
Una porta verso il cielo Nightly rooftop walk on the roof of the Palermo cathedral. Not convenient for people who suffer from heart problems, psychophysic disablility, claustophobia, vertigo or anxiety attacks. Admission 5 Euro. Reservation needed (9.00 to 17.00 h) at the Palermo tourist office or Tel. 329 3977513
Info: www.cattedrale.palermo.it or tourcattedrale@diocesipa.it

October 19

October 19
Streets and places - Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Ottobrata Zafferanese Yearly culinary market and fun fair of the town at the slopes of Mt. Etna, presenting all its rich tipical foods and dishes, such as honey, mushrooms, nuts, cheeses and Etna wines. Inside the Public Gardens: Slow Food presentation about the recognized products. In the course of the years the Ottobrate has developed to one of the most popular Sicilian sunday events. In the evening from 20.30 h: Life music concerts. Every Sunday in October.
Info: www.ottobrata.it and www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

October 20

October 20 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 22

October 22 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 24

October 24 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 25

October 25 and 26
Via Roma - Antillo (Me)
Sagra della Castagna Market of tipical local products of the comunity of Antillo, first of all the chestnut and all products made of it, but also sausages, salamis, mushrooms, olive oil, wine, honey, nuts and cheeses. During the two days it is also possible to get free entrance to the Museum of Agricuture (Museo Agro-pastorale).
Info: www.comunediantillo.it and www.sagrediantillo.135.it

October 26

October 26
Streets and places - Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Ottobrata Zafferanese Yearly culinary market and fun fair of the town at the slopes of Mt. Etna, presenting all its rich tipical foods and dishes, such as honey, mushrooms, nuts, cheeses and Etna wines. Inside the Public Gardens: Slow Food presentation about the recognized products. In the course of the years the Ottobrate has developed to one of the most popular Sicilian sunday events. In the evening from 20.30 h: Life music concerts. Every Sunday in October.
Info: www.ottobrata.it and www.comunezafferanaetnea.it

October 27

October 27 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 29

October 29 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 31, 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com

October 31

October 31 (21.15 h)
Cineteatro S. Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina Arias and duetts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Last performance summer-season 2014
Info: www.italianoperataormina.com


NOVEMBER 2014

November 3 (7.00 h)
Chiesa Madre - Sant'Alfio (Etna)
Celebrations of the 3rd November Procession to the small chapel "Chiesa di Magazzeni", in memory of November 3 in the year of 1928, when a procession with the relics of the village's three patron saints St. Alfio, St. Filadelfio and St. Cirino is said to have stopped a dangerous lava stream that was about to destructing the village.
Info: www.parrocchiasantalfio.it

November 16 (21.30 h)
Palasport - Acireale
Cesare Cremonini the singer songwriter from Bologna in concert.
Info: www.cesarecremonini.org

November 21 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Francesco Renga the master of poetic loneliness and melancholy in concert
Info: www.francescorenga.it

DECEMBER 2014

December 6 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Nino D'Angelo the singer and actor from Naples in concert on his tour Anni 80 e non solo
Info: www.ninodangelo.com

December 8 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Ballet of Moscow performing Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev
Info: www.moscowballet.eu

more events 2014 shortly

Last updated: August 30, 2014
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