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

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 (21.00 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 24 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico  – Taormina
Alberto Urso the only 22 years old singer from Messina, who won the eighteenth edition of the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi in May 2019 , in concert.
Info and tickets: ctbox.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 (21.00 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 (21.45 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

August 8 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Daniele Silvestri The Italian pop and blues singer-songwriter and musician in concert.
Info and tickets: danielesilvestri.it and ctbox.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

September 4 and 5 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Pintus@Taormina Angelo Pintus is a popular comedian in Italy, well known through theatre, film and TV.  A program for those who speak Italian.
Info and tickets: ilvolomusic.com and ticketone.it

EVENTS 2020

March 2020

Please note: due to the precautions taken by the Italian Government regarding the new Coronavirus,
all Italian museums, cinemas and archaeological sites will be closed in March and at least until April 3, events will be cancelled. This apllies to all regions of Italy.

But Sicily and Taormina can be reached, hotels and restaurants are open! The weather is wonderful: mild and spring-like. Take a stack of good books with you on your holiday, go for walks and enjoy the lush green nature around Taormina!

April 2020

Exhibitions April 2020

until April 26
Ex-Chiesa del Carmine and Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano – Taormina
Da Guarene all’Etna – Boiling Projects. Exhibition of contemporary photography, organized by the Foundation Oelle in collaboration with the Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (of Guarene, a small town in Piemont). With photos by Luca Andreoni, Antonio Biasiucci, Luca Campigotto, Francesco Cardarelli, Elisa Crostella, Daniele De Lionti, Paola De Pietri, Nicolò Degiorgis, Francesco Di Giovanni, Gianni  Ferrero Merlino, Tommaso Fiscaletti, Nic Grober, Antonio Fortugno, Claudio Gobbi, Francesco Jodice, Renato Leotta, Tiziano Rossano Mainieri, Tancredi Mangano, Pino Musi, Carmelo Nicosia, Paola Pasquaretta, Luca Pozzi, Giuliano Severini, Alessandra Spranzi, Marco Tagliafico, Giovanni Troilo.

Events 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 4, 11, 18 and 25 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – a musical journey with the most famous arias and duets from the greatest Italian operas, such as Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A.Mozart, La Traviata by G.Verdi, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, and La Bohème by G.Puccini and Elisir d’Amore by G.Donizetti. Interpreted with piano accompaniment by professional singers, who have performed at important Italian and international theaters. During the break will be offered a drink. From May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Info and ticket reservation: italianoperataormina.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: March 8, 2020