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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.

Ciao Franco…Over and over again

18 May 2022 - Ancient Greek Theatre

On May 18, 2021 Franco Battiato, one of the most loved Italian songwriters of recent decades, died. On the first anniversary of his death, a concert  dedicated to him takes place at the Ancient Theater of Taormina, in his Sicily. At Ciao Franco… Over and over again will be present friends and artists who have traveled a stretch of road together with Battiato, from Fabio Cinti and Angelo Privitera to the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. Carmen Consoli and Red Canzian will also sing on the stage, during the event conducted by Daniele Bossari.

A journey into music, words and images in memory of Franco Battiato, thanks to the stories told by those closest to him.

Il Volo live in concert

11 and 12 June 2022 - Teatro Antico

Il Volo, the trio that enchanted international audiences, returns to Taormina on 11 and 12 June 2022 with the tour The best of ten years, scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to Covid-19. The three boys started singing together very young, in 2009, soon coming to join world famous talents such as Barbra Streisand and Placido Domingo.

The victory at the Sanremo Festival in 2015 is only the first of important milestones achieved in a very short time, until the conquest of the stages of Europe, America and Japan. The concert at the Teatro Antico of Taormina presents the trio's latest album, a compendium of 10 years of success: Ten years - The best of.

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.

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