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! As soon as we find new events, we will of course publish them 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 absolutely 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 (21.30 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 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 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 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

last update: January 10, 2020