Events 2020 Taormina&Sicily

Dear friends and guests of Hotel Villa Schuler,

so far there are only a few events that we can announce for the season 2020, but among them the gig of one of our favourite bands: The Simple Minds! Every time we find a new event, we will of course publish it for you, here on our Hotel Villa Schuler website. So you may combine your stay in Taormina with an event at the Ancient Theatre, a magnificent unique experience!
We will keep you up to date.

Highlights 2020

February 23 (19.00 h)
Palacultura Antonello – Messina
NOA, the singer, poet, composer and peace activist from Israel. Together with Gil Dor (guitar) and Or Lubianiker (bass), she will perform some of her wellknown songs togehter with those of her new album “Letters to Bach”.
Info and tickets: noasmusiccom and ctbox.it

May 12 to 14
Giro d’Italia 2020 in Sicily
The famous cycle race Giro D’Italia starts in Hungary on May 9, 2020 from Budapest and will do three stages there until May 11. It continues in Sicily, on May 12 to 14, continues on May 15 in Calabria and Puglia “climbs” up the Italian Adria coastal regions, then crosses the Italian alps and arrives after 15 days at Milan, on May 31, 2020. The Sicilian stages are May 12: from Monreale to Agrigento, May 13: from Enna to Piana Prvenzana (Mt. Etna), May 14: from Catania to Villafranca Tirrena (Via Valle dell’Alcantara).
Info: giroditalia.it/it/percorso-2020/

June 18 to 22
Teatro Antico and other locations – Taormina
Taobuk – Xth edition of the Taormina Book Festival, this year’s motto: L’Entusiamso (enthusiasm). The word originates from the greek language, meaning “possessed by divine essence”. We are looking forward to learning more about the 2020 programm. More details as soon as the organizers publish the programme on their website.
Info: taobuk.it

June 28 to July 4
Teatro Antico and Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
Taormina FilmFest 202066th edition of the Taormina FilmFest. Artistic direction: the actor Leo Gullotta, the film director Francesco Calogero and the journalist Francesco Alò. The programme includes gala evenings and awarding ceremonies, screenings and presentations at the Teatro Antico, with big national and international cinema stars and more film projections and workshops at the Palazzo dei Congressi. A new section will be dedicated to TV productions, series and blockbusters.
Info: taorminafilmfest.it

July 18 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico  – Taormina
Simple Minds! The Scottish cult band after some years again in Taormina! On their «40 Years Of Hits World Tour 2020» (due to their 40 years celebration) they will also be in Taormina. Lead singer Jim Kerr has a special connection to Taormina. Many years ago he fell in love with Taormina, bought a hotel here and still frequently visits our little town. We are happy to have him and his band here on stage again.
Info and tickets: simpleminds.com and ticketone.it

July 25 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico  – Taormina
Coez the Italian rapper, who was born in Campania but grew up in Rome, in concert on his 2020 Tour. In 2017 Coez released his 4th solo album called «Faccio un casino» and reached No. 2 on the Italian Albums Charts. The title track made it to the Top 10 on the Italian Singles Charts. With another track, «La musica non c’è» he made his first  No. 1 hit in Italy.                                                                                            Info and tickets:  ticketone.it

July 31, August 1 and August 2 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ficarra e Picone. The popular Sicilian comedians, both born in Palermo, 2019 celebrated their 25th year of working together. Their new tour is dedicated to this event. The two are very popular all over Italy by their performances on stage, TV and film. The last film they produced together, “Il primo natale” (the first Christmas) was a crazy time travel into the year of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Info and tickets: facebook.com/FicarraePicone/ and ticketone.it

August 3 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mika on his «My Name Is Michael Holbrook-Tour». The English glam pop singer, songwriter and pianist had his breakthrough in 2007 with his song Grace Kelly. His original name is Michael Holbrook Penniman jr. He was born in Beirut and when he was a year old, his family was forced to leave war-torn Lebanon and moved to Paris, France, which he and his family left for London, when he was 9 years old. Mika speaks French, English, Spamish and Italian fluently amd also some Lebanese Arabic. Since 2015 Mika supports the work of the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. He visited a refugees in Lebanon and made several video messages in support of UNHCR.
Info and tickets: mikasounds.com and ticketone.it

August 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. The American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and three-time Grammy Award winner and his band in concert. Harper is known for playing an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music, for his guitar-playing skills and his special voice. Harper is also an activist who supports nonprofit organizations that combat poverty and fight for the natural environment.
Info and tickets: benharper.com and ticketone.it

September 4 and 5 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il Volo. The three young operatic pop singers, looking back to a 10 year’s career now, have been regular guests to Taormina. They are so popular, that they already nearly sold out the first evening of their stopover in Taormina. Baritone Ginaluca Ginoble and the two tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto won the Sanremo Music Festival 2015 and since then they are touring worldwide.
Info and tickets: ilvolomusic.com and ticketone.it

EVENTS 2020

January 2020

January 1 (19.30 h)
Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
Concerto di Capodanno – New Years Concert with the «Orchestra a plettro Città di Taormina» performing musics by Rossini, Strauss, Offenbach, Morricone, Rota, Kuwahara and Gulotta, conducted by Antonino Pelitteri. Admission free

January 5 (9.00 h)
Side entrance of the Public Gardens Parco TRevelyan  – Via Roma, Taormina
Taormina Walking Tour with Legambiente. A 2,5 hours round tour of medium difficulty taking: the Sentiero Madonna della Rocca to Capo Taormina and back by the Via Bongiovanni Pescatore. Participants should put on walking shoes and bring their own food and drink for a picnic break.

January 10 (17.30 h)
Archivio Storico – Via Teofane Cerameo, Taormina
Immagini&Parole. Pictures&Words. 6th edition of a series of meetings with Sicilian photographers. Lecture with Samuele Formichetti, photographer from Pavia who now lives in Catania. He presents his project “Bucarest and it’s underground secret”. In November 2016, he took his camera and left for Bucharest to enter the city’s sewerage system. The Bucharest underground is home to up to three thousand young people, a frightening reality that unfolds underground in a sort of parallel world a few dozen meters from luxury shops and expensive cars. The «sewer tribe» lives off alms, thefts, drug dealing proceeds and prostitution. Event organized by the associataion “Taormina click”
Info: samfotografofreelance.wordpress.com/ and facebook.com/groups/taoclick

January 24 (17.30 h)
Archivio Storico – Via Teofane Cerameo, Taormina
Immagini&Parole. Pictures&Words. 6th edition of a series of meetings with Sicilian photographers. Lecture with Peppe Gambino, photographer from Palermo specialized in social reportage. He presents his project “Suddenly”. He is a photographer, catching moments, fast motions and contrasts that result, for example, from the meeting of people and advertising slogans , specialized in social reportage. Event organized by the associataion “Taormina click”
Info:  and facebook.com/groups/taoclick

February 2020

February 7 (17.30 h)
Archivio Storico – Via Teofane Cerameo, Taormina
Immagini&Parole. Pictures&Words. 6th edition of a series of meetings with Sicilian photographers. Lecture with Enrico La Bianca and Attilio Scimone, the two Sicilian photo artits presnt their projects in-CONTRO-al-LA-LUCE and Allusiva. Both work – among other ways of expression –  with light and photography as „painting“ media. Event organized by the associataion “Taormina click”
Info:  facebook.com/groups/tao click

February 14 (20.00 h)
Basicila Collegiata San Sebatiano – Acireale
The Esemble vocale SecretChord together with Chiara Vyssia Ursino (soprano), Salvo Disca (Bariton) Gaetano Adorno (violin) , Alessandro Longo (Violoncello) and Maria Pia Tricoli (piano) performing the Scottish Songs by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Info: Tel. 0039 391 0889640 and boxoffice.cpsmusic.com

February 21 (17.30 h)
Archivio Storico – Via Teofane Cerameo, Taormina
Immagini&Parole. Pictures&Words. 6th edition of a series of meetings with Sicilian photographers. Lecture with Enrico Borrometi, photographer from Messina, specialized in black and white photography and in beautiful portraits, that take the characters of the people. He presents his series “Antologia in bianco e nero”. Event organized by the associataion “Taormina click”
Info: facebook.com/enribor and facebook.com/groups/taoclick

February 20, 21 and 22 (16.30-18.30-20.30h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Van Gogh – At Eternity’s gate (sulla soglia de l’eternità). (USA/France 2018, 110’) Film by Julian Schnabel, with among others Willem Dafoe and Rupert Friend. Original version with Italian subtitles. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

February 21 (10.00 h)
Hotel Palladio – Giardini Naxos
Architettura naturale mediterranea – I materiali della bio-edilizia. Meeting on ecological architecture. In Italian language. An event organized by Legambiente, the   Association of architects, landscape designers and conservators of the province of Messina and ANAB, the national association of ecologiacal architects. Lectures by architects and environmental engeneers such as Barbara Bisazza, Vera Bambara, Christian Coslovi, Anna Nucifora and Rita Alberghina.

February 23 (19.00 h)
Palacultura Antonello – Messina
NOA, the singer, poet, composer and peace activist from Israel. Together with Gil Dor (guitar) and Or Lubianiker (bass), she will perform some of her wellknown songs togehter with those of her new album “Letters to Bach”.
Info and tickets: noasmusiccom and ctbox.it

February 28, 29 and March 1 (16.30-18.30-20.30h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
The killing of a Sacred Deer (Il sacrificio del cervo sacro). (GB/USA 2017, 109’) Film by Yorgos Lanthimos, with among others Colin Farrel and Nicole Kidman. Original version with Italian subtitles. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.

March 2020

March 6, 7 and 8 (16.30-18.30-20.30h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Cold War (Zimna Wojna) (Poland 2018, 85’) Film by Pawel Pawlikowski, with among others Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. English version with Italian subtitles. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

March 13, 14 and 15 (16.30-18.30-20.30h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Perfetti sconosciuti (Italy 2016, 97’) Film by Paolo Genovese, with among others Valerio Mastandrea and Edoardo Leo. Original version. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

March 20, 21 and 22 (16.15-18.30-21.00h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Tutti lo sanno (Todos lo saben) (France/Spain 2018, 130’) Film by Asghar Farhadi, with among others Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

March 27, 28 and 29 (16.15-18.30-21.00h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Gli abbracci spezzati (Los abrazos rotos) (Spain 2009, 129’) Film by Pedro Almodóvar, with among others Penélope Cruz and Lluís Homar. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

April 2020

April 3, 4 and 5 (16.30-18.30-20.30h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Indivisibili (Italy 2016, 100’) Film by Edoardo de Angelis, with among others Marianna Fontana and Angela Fontana. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

April 17, 18 and 19 (16.15-18.30-20.45h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
If Beale Street could talk – Se la strada potesse parlare (USA 2018, 119’) Film by Barry Jenkins, with among others Kiki Lane and Stephan James. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

April 24, 25 and 26 (16.15-18.30-20.45h)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli (Capernaum) (Libanon/USA 2018, 120’) Film by Nadine Labaki, with among others Zain Alrafeea and Yordanos Shifera. Tickets 7 Euro/5 Euro.
Info: Tel. 391 7462146 and www.taormina-arte.com

last update: February 11, 2020