Events 2017 in Taormina & Sicily


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We are constantly searching the internet and other sources in order to inform you as soon as possible about the most interesting events for Taormina, its surroundings and Sicily. For the year 2017 until now we found only a few events, which we listed below.

Attending one of the events inside Taormina’s famous Greek Theatre is surely one of the most beautiful experiences during a summertime stay in Taormina. From mid June until beginning of September lots of premium classical or pop concerts, opera and ballet performances use to attrack hundreds of spectators.

Until now we found one series of 3 evenings already fixed, the one with the Italian singers‘ trio „Il Volo“ June 1, 3 and 4 2017 (more details see below)

And of course, one of the most interesing event for Taormina is the historic and glamorous TaorminaFilmFest. Next year’s 63rd edition will take place from June 9 to 17, 2017. (more details see below)

Regularly held markets:

Monday to Saturday (8.00 t0 13.00 h)
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni – Taormina
Daily market Small market hall with stands of fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, meat, cheese and flowers.

Every Wednesday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Via Leonardo da Vinci – Via Wilhelm von Gloeden – Taormina
Weekly market with stands of clothes, shoes, household items, fruits, vegetables etc.

Every Saturday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Rione Recanati – Giardini Naxos
Weekly market big market with a great selection of clothes, shoes and household items. Only few stands with fruits, cheeses and vegetables.

Daily except Sunday (5.00 to 12.00 h)
Fontana dell’Amenano and surrounding area – Catania
Mercato del Pesce Famous fish market with all the plentifulness the mediterranean sea offers, presented by enthusiastic market criers, or better: market singers. There are also stands with fruits, cheeses and vegetables and some good restaurants around.

Exhibitions 2017:

all year
Convento Agostiniano – Forza d’Agrò
CioccolArtSicily a sweet trip to Sicilian art and history. Sculptures, related to famous Sicilian artworks (such as the “Venus of Morgantina”) made from chocolate.
Opening hours:  until November 2 daily 10 to 14.30 h and 15.30 to 19.30 h – November 3 to March 31, 2017: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 17.00 h.

all year
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola – Taormina
Christmas Crib by Giovanni Panarello. Permanent exhibition.
Opening hours daily 16.30 to 20.00 h

prolongated until March 31
Palazzo ex Pretura – Corso Umberto, Taormina
Taormina Cinema. Exhibition on the Taormina International Film Fest. Photographies on the protagonists, celebrities, actors and  locations of the famous Film Fest, held since the year of  1955. The exhibition also shows Taormina as a film set, that directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Woody Allen, Luc Besson, Francis Ford Coppola and Roberto Benigni chose for some of their movies. Opening hours: daily 10 to 13.00 and 16 to 19.00 h.

March 10 to June 14
Ex-Chiesa del Carmine – Taormina
Il Futuro Sopravvenuto/The Arrival of the Future – action art, communication and post-humanism in Futurism. 70 works of prominent artists of the Italian Futurist movement, such as Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo , Romolo Romani, Carlo Erba, Arnaldo Ginna, Carlo Carra, and many others. Most of the works come from the archive Futur-Ism, from the Collection Ventura, from the collection Trust Aletta, some of which were exposed in historical in large international exhibitions of the time, such as the Venice Biennale in 1930, and after the dissolution of the movement in 1944, in some of the most prestigious museums in the world, such as the Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The exhibition, curated by Giancarlo Carpi and Joseph Stagnitta in collaboration with Serena Dell’Aira, does not want retrace the entire history of futurism (1909-1944), but to focus on the moment when the futurists became aware of a necessary connection between Art and Life (1915-1944), which also connects the end of futurism with pop art and with informal post-war. The important “colored plastic Complex din + speed” by Giacomo Balla, work reproduced also in the Manifesto “reconstruction of the universe” of 1915 is the main core of the exhibition, furthermore there will be exhibited posters, signed first editions of the Futurist Marinetti’s manifesto, Futurist clothes and a sound installation with the „noise music” of the Futurist composer Luigi Russolo in the crypt of the former church.

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MARCH 2017

March 5 (21.15 h)
Santuario della Madonna del Carmine – Catania
Ensemble Organum performing antique islamic, christian and jewish songs.
Info: Associazione Musicale Etnea

March 15 (21.15 h)
Piccolo Teatro – Catania
Andrej Gavrilov the great russian pianist performing Chopin and Prokofiev
Info: Associazione Musicale Etnea

March 29 (21.15 h)
Teatro Odeon – Catania
Ensemble Constantinople musics, songs and poems from the Mali Empire at the persian courtInfo: Associazione Musicale Etnea

March 31 (21.00 h)
Pal’Art Hotel – Acireale
Fedez & J-AX Il Tour I

APRIL 2017

April 12 (21.15 h)
Teatro Odeon – Catania
Tango… twists of fate a narration for voice and instrument with Laura Catrani (voice)  Francesco Gesualdi  (accordeon) and Luca Scarlini (narrator)
Info: Associazione Musicale Etnea

MAY 2017

May 10
Giro d’Italia will cross TAORMINA with a magic ride through our main (usually pedestrian) street CORSO UMBERTO. The 2017 Giro d’Italia will run from Friday May 5 to Sunday May 28, 2017. It will travel from Sardinia to Sicily and from the Italian toe to the Alps in the north.

May 26 and 27
G7 SUMMIT in TAORMINA on May 26 & 27, 2017. The GROUP OF SEVEN leading industrialized nations will meet in Taormina, Sicily. Lots of things will happen in Taormina till then and on a seperate event section, named G7 Summit 2017, on this Hotel Villa Schuler website, we will keep you updated with our regular TAORMINA G7 News. 

JUNE 2017

June 1, 3 and 4 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il Volo. The three young pop and classic crossover singers presenting their album “Notte magica – a tribute to the Three Tenors” with the extraordinary participation of Plàcido Domingo, who will not only conduct the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo alternating with the conductor Marcello Rota, but will also sing with Il Volo in “Non Ti Scordar Di Me”.
Info: , tickets already on sale:

June 9 to 17
Teatro Antico and various locations – Taormina
TaorminaFilmFest 2017 63nd Edition directed by the journalist, film producer and president of the Foundation “Centro Sperimentale del Cinema ” (which conducts the Italian National  Film School, Rome) Felice Laudadio. TaorminaFilmFest brings some of the great stars to Taormina, it is a spectacular celebration of film, most of the events taking place at Taormina’s unique Greek Theatre. Film premieres and screenings of  films in competition will alternate with workshops, lectures and side events full of elegant attire.

June 11 (22.00 h)
Palazzo Corvaja – Taormina
Van Gogh Multimedia Experience. Notte Stellata. Opening night of this extraordinary exhibition. Installations and projections of photographies and videos showing the famous paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, combined with quotations and excerpts from his letters to his brother Theo and musics by the french impressionist composer Paul Dukas and by Johann Sebastian Bach. The opening night is dedicated to the famous painting The starry night (1889, the original is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York). The actor Sebastiano Lo Monaco will read from van Gogh’s letters, Rosellina Guzzo will play the celtic harp and the sand artist Stefania Bruno will perform to Don McLean’s song „Vincent“, creating a series of sand pictures on the vita of the artist.
The exhibition will last until September 17, 2017, Opening hours: June 1 to July 15, 10.00 to 20.00 h; July 16 to September 1, 10.00 to 14.00 h and 17.00 to 22.00 h, September 2 to 17, 10.00 to 20.00 h

June 26 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Eddie Vedder the American singer with the strong baritone voice, best known as the front man of the grunge band Pearl Jam, on his solo tour. Opening act: the irish indie folk singer and guitarist Glen Hansard, member of the band The Frames, also known for his acting, such as in the films “The Commitments” and “Once”.

June 30 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Nastri D’Argento 2017Silver Ribbon Awards 201 Gala. The reknowned and historic film award given by the SNGCI, the union of the Italian cinema journalists.
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JULY 2017

July 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Zubin Mehta and the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, performing the Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

July 15 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen Ballet after the music by Georges Bizet. A production of the Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania

July 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Kasabian the british rock band form Leicester in concert. The band’s music is often described as “indie rock”, but guitarrist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno has said he “hates indie bands” and does not feel Kasabian fit into that category.
Info and tickets: and


August 2 and 3 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
I sette contro Tebe (Seven Against Thebes) antique play by Aeschylus, third of the Oedipus-themed trilogy. A production of the INDA Foundation, Syracuse.

August 6 and 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Bohème Opera by Giacomo Puccini  after the music by Georges Bizet. Orchestra and choir of the Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania.

August 10 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, performed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonia Sicilia.

August 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Opera Gala with international stars and the Orchestra and Choir of the Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonia Sicilia.

August 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Odissea A/R by Emma Dante. A production of the Teatro Biondo, Palermo.

August 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Pierino e il lupo (Peter and the Wolf) by Sergei Prokofiev. The famous synponic fairytale for children, with a narrator telling the childrens story while the orchestra illustrates it. A production of the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, Messina.

Last update: March 07, 2017

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