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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.

Noel Gallagher in concert

June 19th 2018 – Teatro Antico di Taormina

This year’s hot season of events at the ancient theatre opens with Noel Gallagher.

The former Oasis frontman will set the scene in the evocative arena on June 19, 2018, officially kicking off the Taormina summer and his Italian tour, for which he’ll be joined by the band "High Flying Birds", presenting new hits alongside the unforgettable hits from Oasis days.

During your holiday in Taormina, experience some real British rock in a unique Sicilian atmosphere.


July 9th to 12th 2018 – Teatro Antico di Taormina

What better place to celebrate one of the most beloved Italian operas than an ancient Greek theatre, the ultimate temple of art?

With the indescribable atmosphere in these stone steps, we recommend you don’t miss this performance of Verdi's Rigoletto at the ancient theatre of Taormina running from 9th to 12th July 2018.

The three-act dramatic opera will be brought to life by talented artists over four evenings.

Taormina Film Fest

July 15th to 17th and 20th 2018 – Teatro Antico di Taormina

The Taormina Film Fest celebrates its 64th year in 2018, and is one of the most popular cinema events in Italy. The festival will be held from July 15 to 17 and July 20, 2018 in the magical setting of the ancient theatre, as part of the Taormina Arts festival. As in every year, there will be important premieres of US and international films, with a wide variety of films from around the world.

To participate and for all details, visit:

Sting in concert

August 1st 2018 – Teatro Antico di Taormina

With a summer that rocks off with the Noel Gallagher concert in July, the live music season in Taormina continues with another date not to be missed: Sting in concert.

The boyish musician and composer from Newcastle is likely to get all ages up and dancing late into the night on August 1st 2018. A vibrant show with the rhythm of new hits as well as timeless melodies from throughout his award-winning career.

The almost-sold-out show promises to be one of the most anticipated of the season with unforgettable moments for the fans of Police.

Prepare to rock on in the unique atmosphere of the ancient theatre of Taormina.

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