WEEKLY MARKETS 

Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 13:00 Taormina

Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, Taormina,  Sicily

Daily Market – a small market where to buy quality meat, fish, vegetables at reasonable prices.

Every Saturday 08:00 – 13:00  Giardini Naxos
Rione Recanati Giardini Naxos (ME), 5 kms  from Taormina, Sicily
Weekly market – In Giardini Naxos takes place a weekly market every Saturday. There is a great selection of clothes, socks, handbags and household items. Some merchants offer fruit and vegetables.

Every Sunday from 08:00 – Catania
Porto di Catania, via Beato Cardinale Giuseppe Dusmet, 50 kms from Taormina,  Sicily
Mercatino delle pulci – Flea Market

Every Saturday morning – Catania

SS 192 C.da Gelso Bianco, fondo Jungetto, 2  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Il mercatino di Borgo Natura – sustainable market with organic products. Tastings and workshops for children and adults

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ilmercatinodiborgonatura/about/?tab=page_info

Everyday 08:00 – 14:00 – Catania
Piazza Carlo Alberto Catania , 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily 
Fera o Luni”: daily market – A place where you can find basicly everything, walking among colours and scents from the heart of Catania.

MARCH 

Throughout the month

Convento Agostiniano, Forza D’agrò (ME), 15 km from Taormina,  Sicily

Cioccolart Museum – About chocolate works of art, and pieces of Sicilian history and culture.

http://www.cioccolartsicily.it/

3 march 2017

Centro ZO, Piazzale Asia, 6, Catania CT, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Giuseppe Milici and Neja Quintet – Close to you – Jazz and pop music

http://www.giuseppemilici.com/  http://www.ctbox.it/

3-4 march 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12, 95131 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra – musics by Cajkovskij and Beethoven

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

4 march 2017

MA, Via Vela, 6, Catania CT, 50 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Marlene Kuntz – Onorate il vile – Italian alternative rock

https://www.facebook.com/maconcerti    http://www.marlenekuntz.com/    http://www.ctbox.it/

5 march 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, 95131 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Note da Oscar; musica e cinema – 10 unforgettable movie themes

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

5 march 2017

Santuario della Madonna del Carmine, Piazza Carlo Alberto, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina  Sicily

Ensemble Organum – Ancient Islamic, Christian and Jewish songs

http://www.ame.ct.it/     http://www.ctbox.it/

6 march 2017

Teatro Metropolitan  Via Sant’Euplio, 21 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Samuele Bersani – La fortuna che abbiamo – Italian songwriting

http://www.samuelebersani.net/     http://www.ctbox.it/

9 march 2017

Teatro Metropolitan  Via Sant’Euplio, 21 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina. Sicily

Vinicio Capossela: Ombra – Italian Songwriting, blues

http://www.viniciocapossela.it/    http://www.ctbox.it/

12 march 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12, 95131 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Manuel Barreco – Classical Guitar, musics by Granados, de Falla, Sor

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

15 march 2017

Piccolo Teatro, Via Federico Ciccaglione, 29  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Andrej Gavrilov at piano – Music by Prokofiev and Chopin

http://andreigavrilov.com/   http://www.ctbox.it/

16 march 2017

Teatro ABC, Via Pietro Mascagni,92    Catania, 50 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

John Scofield – Country for old men  Guitar, Jazz, Country

http://www.johnscofield.com/   http://www.ctbox.it/

19 march

Randazzo (CT), 48 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Festa di San Giuseppe  Feast of the Patron Saint Joseph Randazzo. In commemoration of the 1981 eruption, “Torchlight” which comes up to the statue, located on the hill of San Pietro.

19, 21,22,23,24,25,26 march

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12, 95131 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Manon Lescaut – Opera, musics by Puccini

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

27 march 2017

Teatro Metropolitan  Via Sant’Euplio, 21 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Renzo Arbore e l’orchestra italiana in concert – Southern Italy classics

http://www.arboristeria.it/     http://www.ctbox.it/

29 march 2017

Teatro Odeon, Via Filippo Corridoni, 19 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Ensemble Constantinople – musics from the Mali Empire and Persian courts

http://www.ame.ct.it/     http://www.ctbox.it/

29 march 2017

MA, Via Vela, 6, Catania CT, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

The Tiptons sax Quartet and drums – gospel, bluegrass, Balkan, and “nocturnal” funk

https://www.facebook.com/maconcerti    http://thetiptonssaxquartet.com/   http://www.ctbox.it/

29 march 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, 95131 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Italian Brass Band – original tunes and soundtracks

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

30 march 2017

Teatro Metropolitan  Via Sant’Euplio, 21 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina. Sicily

Cavalleria Rusticana – Opera, musics by Pietro Mascagni

http://www.ctbox.it/

31 march 2017

Pal’Art Hotel 5,, Via Pasiano, 95024 Acireale (CT), 40 kms from Taormina Sicily

J Ax & Fedez in tour – Italian pop and hip pop

http://www.j-ax.it/   http://www.ctbox.it/

APRIL 

1 april  2016

Giardini Naxos (ME), 5 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Traditional 1 april Market: Every year, along Giardini Naxos Sea Front,  a traditional street market. A good selection of clothes, socks, handbags and household items. Some merchants offer fruit and vegetables.

5 april 2017

MA, Via Vela, 6, Catania CT, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Banda Magda in concert – Jazz music

https://www.facebook.com/maconcerti    http://www.brunorisas.it/   http://www.ctbox.it/

6 april 2017

Pal’Art Hotel 5,, Via Pasiano, 95024 Acireale (CT), 40 kms from Taormina Sicily

Giorgia in concert – Italian Pop and soul singer

http://www.ctbox.it/  http://giorgia.net/

7,8 april 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Ksenia Kogan at piano – Musics by Schumann

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

8 april 2017

MA, Via Vela, 6, Catania CT, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Brunori Sas in concert – Italian Songwriting

https://www.facebook.com/maconcerti    http://www.brunorisas.it/   http://www.ctbox.it/

9 april 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Catania Risuona

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

12 april 2017

Teatro Odeon, Via Filippo Corridoni, 19 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Catrani, Gesualdi, Scarlini: Tango, capricci del destino – Performance for accordeon and voice

http://www.ame.ct.it/     http://www.ctbox.it/

13 april 2017

Pal’Art Hotel 5,, Via Pasiano, 95024 Acireale (CT), 40 kms from Taormina Sicily

Litfiba in Concert – Italian Rock Band

http://www.ctbox.it/   http://www.litfiba.net/

14 april 2017

Palacultura, Viale Boccetta, 343 Messina, 60 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Carmen Consoli: Eco di sirene tour – Italian songwriting, sicilian folk

http://www.carmenconsoli.it    http://www.ctbox.it/

14,15 april 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra performs Messiah – Musics by Handel

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

14 april 2017  Easter

Taormina (ME)   Sicily

Good Friday in Taormina  The religious tradition of the sacred representation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, better known as the “Good Friday Procession of the Mysteries”.

Immediately after sunset, the procession will affect the entire historic center of the city and in particular the course. The main street of Taormina, for the occasion, will fall into darkness. The characters of the procession, the statues and the “vare”, from all the churches in the city, therefore, parade  only illuminated – just as in the tradition – with torches.

One of the peculiarities of the ceremony involves the participation of women, in fact, all dressed in black in mourning; they will follow Christ along the entire route of the procession, with lighted candles carried by hand. Many girls, dressed in white, will accompany the sad procession.

http://www.comune.taormina.me.it/

14 april 2017   Easter

Enna,  138 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Good Friday in Enna – One of the most evocative moments to visit Enna is, without a doubt the Holy Week, whose rites date back to the period of Spanish domination (XV-XVII centuries)

Even if it runs all week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the best day is Good Friday, when thousands march in silent procession dressed in the white-hooded costumes of the medieval fraternities.

www.comune.enna.it

14 april  2017  Easter

San Fratello (ME), 165 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Good friday: On Good Friday the men of the town dressed up in colourful costumes with tied-on tails, hide their faces whith red masks and stik out long leather tongues, blering on trumpets and jangling chains from the early morning, with the purpose of disturbing all religious activity. But when the Easter procession gets under way, they recognise their defeat and fall silent

http://www.comunedisanfratello.it/

16 april 2017   Easter

Modica (RG), 175 kms from  Sicily

Easter in Modica: La Madonna Vasa Vasa – Corso Umberto can hardly contain the crowd of faithful that are stacked from the beginning of the course to the church of St. Mary of Bethlehem to see the traditional “noon kiss” between the Virgin and the Risen Christ. Before this time the Madonna and Christ are sought throughout the course: the two statues are of course carried on the shoulders of the faithful.

http://www.comune.modica.gov.it/

16 april 2017   Easter

Adrano (CT), 84 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Easter in Adrano: La Diavolata – Every year, on the morning of Easter Sunday, it is renewed this eighteenth-century tradition that is handed down from father to son. Before the performance are taken around the city the three protagonists of the drama: the Savior, with a red cape, the Madonna, dressed in pink, and the Angel, dressed in a suit covered with silk ribbons and multicolored ribbons.This religious folk drama is held in a town square, Piazza Umberto 1, where a stage is built with Hell on one side and Heaven on the other. The main characters are the devil (Lucifer, the rebel leader), Death, eternal enemy of man, and the Archangel Michael, opponent of the devil. The Devils are trying to convince humanity to remain damned because the body of Jesus Christ, who is risen, is no longer in the tomb, but Archangel Michael  intervenes defeating Lucifer definitively. Then follows “The angelic” representation which was the second part of the drama of Don Laudani but that is staged only since 1980. Of this second part is not historically clear the destination and the mode of representation. The drama tells the encounter between Mary and her son Risen, who proclaims the Queen of Heaven.

 www.comune.adrano.ct-egov.it

17 april 2017

Forza d’Agò (ME) 15 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Festa dell’alloro – Easter Monday in Forza D’Agro. Traditional feast and procession of the Holy Oils, in honor of SS. Trinity.

18 april 2017

Teatro Metropolitan  Via Sant’Euplio, 21 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina. Sicily

Mario Biondi – Best of soul tour  Soul, jazz

http://www.ctbox.it/  http://www.mariobiondi.com/

19 april 2017

Teatro ABC, Via Pietro Mascagni,92    Catania, 50 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Jazz Jamaica Orchestra – Jazz music

http://www.ctbox.it/

22,23 april 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra – Musics by Hindesmith and Cajkovskij

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

25 april 2017

Santa Venerina (CT), 30 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Basula Fest – Music, dance and fun

http://www.basula.it/

26 april 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Aetna String Quartet – Musics by Borodin, Mozart and Dvorak

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

27 april 2017

Teatro Metropolitan  Via Sant’Euplio, 21 Catania, 50 kms from Taormina. Sicily

PFM in concert – Progressive rock band

http://www.ctbox.it/    http://www.pfmworld.com/

29,30 april 2017

Acireale (CT), 40 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Festa dei fiori – The baroque city center will be decorated with thousands of colorful and fragrant flowers. Parade of wagons adorned with flowers, street performers, exhibitions and markets

https://www.facebook.com/CarnevaleAcireale/

30 april 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Rachmaninoff Marathon : 4 piano concertos

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

MAY

1 may 2017

Castelmola (ME), 6 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Concerto del 1 Maggio – Traditional concert, where local bands performs many genres

5 may 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Orchestra Barocca dell’Istituto Bellini – Musics by Haendel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Mozart

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

6,7 may 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra – Musics by Mozart and Brahms

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

7 may 2017

Castiglione di Sicilia (CT), 37 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Festa della Madonna della Catena – In honor of Madonna della Catena, patroness of Castiglione di Sicilia, is held every year a sumptuous feast, which is among the most intense in the Alcantara Valley.

10 may 2017

Trecastagni (CT), 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Festa dei Santi Martiri Alfio Filadelfo e Cirino
Festival in honor of the Martyrs  Alfio Filadelfio and Cirino, with acts of extreme devotion. Tadizionale parade of typical Sicilian carts.

10 may 2017

Taormina, Sicily

Giro d’Italia – this annual multiple-stage bicycle race, one of the most important in the world, this year will ride through the streets of Taormina.

http://www.giroditalia.it/

12 may 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Der Rose Pilgerfahrt – Performed by Teatro Massimo Bellini Choir

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

13 may 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Orchestra Giovanile del Vincenzo Bellini

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

14 may 2017

Calatabiano (CT), 10 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Sagra della Nespola – Medlar Feast. Exhibition of agriculture and local handicraft market, shows and folklore.

20,28 may 2017

Calatabiano (CT), 10 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Festa di San Filippo – Celebrations in honor of the saint patron of Calatabiano. The most awaited moment is the spectacular “calata”, a race with the reliquary bust of the saint along the hill.

21,23,24,25,26,27,28 may 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Salomè – Opera, musics by Richard Strauss

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

26,27 may 2017

Taormina, Sicily

G7 Summit – during this political event, gathering the 7 most industrialized countries of the world, Taormina will not be allowed to host tourists or any outsider.

30 may 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Franco Battiato in concert – Italian Songwriting

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

JUNE 

1,3,4 june 2017

Teatro Greco, Taormina  Sicily

Il Volo in concert – Italian Pop, with the partecipation of Placido Domingo.

http://www.ctbox.it/    http://www.ilvolomusic.com/

2 june 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

U diavulu e Sant’Antonio – Folk Music and play

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

2-4 june 2017

Siracusa, 120 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

BirrArt & Gourmet – 3 days of food excellence, art and workshops.

3,4 june 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra – musics by spanish composers

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

9,10 june 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra – Musics by Rossini, Bottesini, Schumann

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

10-17 June 2017

Taormina, Sicily

TaorminaFilmFest, 63 Edition – An important film festival, bringing every year international stars, together with movie premiers, workshops, and much more.

http://www.taorminafilmfest.net/

11 june 2017

Teatro San Giorgi,  Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 233, Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Rosalba Bentivoglio Quintet: Summertime – Jazz Music

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it/sangiorgi.asp

11 june to 17 september 2017

Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina,  Sicily

Van Gogh Multimedia experience – life and works in a multimedia experience

http://www.ctbox.it/

16,17 june 2017

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12,  Catania, 50 kms from Taormina, Sicily

Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra – Musics by Faurè and Stravinskij

http://www.teatromassimobellini.it

  JULY

8 july 2017

Stadio San Filippo, Messina (ME), 60 kms from Taormina,  Sicily

Tiziano Ferro – Italian pop

http://www.tizianoferro.com/    http://www.ctbox.it/

19 july 2017

Teatro Greco,  Taormina,  Sicily

Kasabian in concert – Rock music

http://www.ctbox.it/   https://www.kasabian.co.uk/