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Taormina’s Ancient Greek Theatre (Teatro Antico) retains its timeless charm, with every year that passes. Make the most of your stay at the Pensione Svizzera by checking out some of the many events going on in this unique space.

Have a look at our calendar, which is updated regularly. Give in to the magic of Sicily during summer nights.

Regularly held markets in Taormina

 From Monday to Saturday – Taormina

Every morning, from Monday to Saturday, one of the main streets of Taormina is full of stands, smells, colors and smiling faces.
From 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. the daily market is held in Via Don Giovanni Minzoni with stands of fruit and vegetable, meat, fish, cheese and flowers.


On Wednesday mornings, there is also a particular flea market between Via Leonardo da Vinci and Via Wilhelm von Gloeten in Taormina with clothes, shoes, household items.
Only sfew stands of fruit and vegetable are present here.


Weekly markets in Catania

 From Monday to Sunday – Catania 

Thinking of Catania, you immediately imagine the fresh fish, the protagonist of everyday tables in this city. And the best fish of our sea crowd the famous Fish Market of Catania, which takes place from Monday to Saturday from early morning to around noon. Here you can also find fruit and vegetable stands and local cheese stands.

Every Sunday, in Catania there are two markets: the Antiques Market, with vintage items in the Quartiere del Porto, and the Farmer's Market (from 8 am to 1 pm) with typical Sicilian products, fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers, cheeses , olives, nuts and zero-kilometre honey.

Taormina FilmFest

 From 30th June to 6th July 2019 – Taormina 

The Taormina FilmFest is an unmissable event for lovers of cinema with a capital "C".
The event on the stage of the Ancient Theater of Taormina is renewed from 30 June to 6 July 2019 for its 65th edition.

The festival will follow a rich program, with unexpected surprises and guests. As in the previous editions, projections of international premieres will take place in the Ancient Theater.
Many gala nights and award ceremonies with the great names of international cinema are scheduled, as well as projections at the Palazzo dei Congressi.


 From 13 to 20 July 2019

The most glamorous event in Sicily takes place every summer in Taormina: it is Taomoda, a week of fashion, design, culture and good food. This year the event is scheduled from 13 to 20 July, with the final night hosted, as usual, in the solemn Teatro Antico of Taormina.

During the week (Tao Week) a rich calendar of activities takes place, with contributions from the world of journalism, cinema and science, next to fashion and design. The final night gala is dedicated to the Tao Awards, prizes recognized to personalities of the television and cinema, fashion and culture.

Andrea Bocelli concert

 30th and 31st August 2019

A deep and melodious voice like no other, a solemn timbre singing in an exceptional arena on a late summer evening. This is just a preview of Andrea Bocelli concerts, scheduled on 30 and 31 August 2019 at the Teatro Antico of Taormina.

The Italian tenor's performance comes after the release of the latest album (Yes), which quickly gained fans from all over the world and climbed the international music charts. The Andrea Bocelli concert will include both historical hits and new works, letting the lucky spectators enjoy an enchanting atmosphere.

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