Events 2018 in Taormina & Sicily



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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.

Regularly held markets: 

Monday to Saturday (8.00 t0 13.00 h)
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni – Taormina
Daily market charming 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.

every Sunday
Quartiere del Porto – Viale Amerigo Vespucci, Catania
Mercatino delle Pulci Catania Fleemarket at Catania.

every third Sunday of the month (8.30 to 13.30 h)
Piazza Indirizzo – Acireale (CT)
BioDomenica market with organic food and products of the region, musics, dancing, animation for children.
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every Sunday (8.00-13.00 h)
Piazza Raffaello Sanzio – Catania
Mercato del Contadino – Farmer’s market. Tipical Sicilian and organic products, fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, honeys, olive oils, wines, nuts and salamis.

every Sunday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Piazza Immacolata – Giarre
OrteGiarre – Farmer’s market. Sicilian products from the Etna Region.

every Sunday  (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Scalo di Alaggio – Acitrezza
Mercato del Contatino – Farmer’s market with lots of products form the Etna region, such as cheese, salami, fruits, vegetables, wine, olive oil, honey etc. some organic, everything Sicilian.

Every Sunday (7.00 to 14.00 h)
Antico mercato – Via Trento, Ortigia Siracusa
Mercato del Contadino – Farmer’s market. Products from Sicily and the surroundings of Siracusa and the Monti Iblei.


Until December 10
Ex-Chiesa del Carmine – Piazza Carmine, Taormina
Taormina. Fotografie, storia e memoria. Historical photographies of Taormina from 1920 to 1950. An exhibition of photos from the archives of Gaetano Castorina. Opening hours 10.00h to 13.00h and 16.00h to 20.00h. Admission free.

until December 31, 2019
Galleria Civica Montevergini – Via Santa Lucia alla Badia, 2 (Piazza Duomo) Siracusa
Archimede a Siracusa. Exhibition devoted to the greatest scientist of the ancient world, who lived in Siracusa (287 to 212 b.c.) and already in his times was a famous mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer. The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the life and achievements of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mankind.  16 video projecters for a 360-degree multimedial vision take visitors on a journey back in time and “immerse” them in the city of Archimedes in the 3rd century BC. A spectacular yet painstakingly accurate reconstruction shows some of the iconic buildings (the Castle of Euryalus, the Greek Theater, the Temple of Athena) that made Syracuse one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean also in artistic and cultural terms. A series of animations to life the ancient Syracusans and the great scientist in their midst, thus highlighting the importance of the city. Based on historical and archaeological sources, an intriguing and atmospheric narrative available in four languages. Opening hours: until September 30, 2018: Tuesday to Sunday 10 to 22.00 h, October 1, 2108 to April 30, 2019: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 19.00 h. Closed on Mondays.

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



December 2
All museums in Sicily (and in Italy)
Domenica al Museo. Every first Sunday of a month, the admission to all museums and archeological sites is free. No entrance fee! Great idea!

December 2
Viale Amerigo Vespucci – Catania
Mercatino delle Pulci. Fleemarket. Every Sunday in the quarter near the harbour of Catania. A treasure trove for those who love to browse and discover.

December 2 (8.30 to 13.30 h)
Piazza Municipio – Belpasso (CT)
Nzèmmula. Market with organic products from Sicily. Degustation and sale of tipical products such as honey, olive oil, jams and marmelade, artistic works, ceramics and other handicrafts.

December 5 (21.00 h) postponed to March 19, 2019
Pal’Art Hotel – Acireale
Negramaro the concert has been postponed to March 19, 2019. Tickets already bought for the December concert stay valuable for the new date in March 2019.
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December 6 to 9
Diverse locations, places and palazzi – Modica (SR)
ChocoModica, enogastronomic festival dedicated to the artigan chocolate made in Modica. The town of Modica is famous for its very special type of chocolate handmade without any milk and offered in various flavors, such as chilli, cinnamon, carrubo and others. Degustations, exhibitions, workshops and lectures, and also a wonderful occasion to visit some of the most beautiful baroque palazzi of the town.

December 8 (21.00 h)
Pal’Art Hotel – Acireale
Cesare Cremonini in concert on his tour 2018. He will perform the songs of his new album “Possibili Secenari”, published in 2017. Cesare Cremonini once was the lead singer of the Italian pop band Lùnapop and started his solo career in 2002.

December 9 (9.30 to 13.30 h)
Monastero dei Benedettini di San Nicolò d’Arena – Piazza Dante Alighieri, Catania
A Fera Bio. Market with organic products directly from the farmers, handicrafts, degustations and musics.
This market is held every 2nd Sunday.

December 9
Duomo – Piazza Duomo, Ortigia, Siracusa
Feast of Santa Lucia. The silver simulacrum of the Saint is exhibited at the Chapel of Saint Lucy inside the cathedral.

December 13 (15.30 h)
Piazza Duomo – Ortigia, Siracusa
Feast of Santa Lucia. The famous procession, that brings the reliques and the beautiful silver plated simulacrum of the saint to retrace the stages of his martyrdom begins, crossing the streets of the city. The procession lasts for many hours and the believers follow it some barefeet and carrying big candles. After greeting the sailors who have fallen in battle at Porta Marina, the reliques and the statue reach the Basilica of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, where they will remain for the next seven days.

December 15 (21.00 h)
Teatro ABC – Catania
Take 6 in concert. An event organized by Catania Jazz. Take 6 is an American a cappella gospel sextet formed in the 1980ies in Huntsville, Alabama. Take 6 are considered the most important acapella choir worldwide and have won 10 Grammy Awards. They integrate Jazz with spiritual and inspirational lyrics.Only two concerts in Italy, one in Catania, the second concert will take place in Palermo, Teatreo Golden, December 16.

December 16 (8.30 to 13.30 h)
Piazza Indirizzo – Acireale
BioDomenica. Market with organic products from Sicily. Animation programm for children, dancing and folkloristic performances.

December 20 (afternoon)
Basilica of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro –  Siracusa
Feast of Santa Lucia. Last day of the Feast of Santa Lucia. Another long procession that brings back the statue of the saint, from the Basilica S. Lucia al Sepolcro, with a stopover at the Basilica Santuario della Madonna delle Lacrime and a secondo ne at the Ospedale Generale Umberto I, the reliques and the statue of the saint are returned to Ortigia. When the procession arrives the bridge to Ortigia the saint is greeted with fireworks, and then returns to the cathedral.

December 21, 22., 28. and 29.12. (17.00 to 20.00 h)
Belmond Hotel Timeo – Taormina
Afternoon Tea at the Timeo. Traditonal 5 o’clock tea…very british

Last update: November 17, 2018

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