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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.

Il barbiere di Siviglia

September 6th to 7th 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?

Sit on these majestic stone steps, don’t miss the new staging of  Il Barbiere di Siviglia - The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini. The performance runs at the ancient theatre of Taormina running from 6th to 7th September 2018.

The opera will be brought to life by professional singers led by the director Enrico Castiglione.

Teatro Antico di Taormina open by night

September 10th, 11th and 13rd 2018 – Teatro Antico di Taormina

Can you imagine the indescrivable magic of taking a walk around an historic Greek theatre in the moonlight?

Thanks to the news of summer 2018 in Taormina, your imagination becomes reality: you can take part in special night tours of the Ancient Theatre of Taormina on the 10th, 11th and 13rd September.

Don't miss the chance to enjoy unique emotions while remembering its impressive past, characterised by heroes and courageous gladiators.

Taormina Burlesque Festival

 22nd and 23rd September 2018 – Taormina

Taormina has always been a seat of historic cultural encounters, cradle of new trends and ancient traditions at the same time. This is the reason why "Accademia delle essenze artistiche" in 2018 organizes the first edition of the Taormina Burlesque Festival.

This is the unique event of this kind in southern Italy and it will be attended by talentous professionals from all the world. Burlesque is celebrated in all its different styles - classic, cabaret, new burlesque and boylesque - in a weekend full of performances and workshops.

Sunday 23 September the festival ends with a gala show, classic and irriverent at the same time.


For all information, visit the official site:


Les Femmes Modigliani Experience

 Until 21st October 2018 – Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina

Palazzo Corvaja, one of the greatest historical buildings of Taormina, hosts an exhibition-event dedicated to Amedeo Modigliani, until October 21st 2018.

For the centennnial of his death, the Amedeo Modigliani Institute celebrates the artist from Livorno with a multimedia experience of incredible effect.

Les Femmes Modigliani Experience intends to collect the entire production of the painter, reporting each painting in high resolution digital format. Documents, old photos and testimonies bring back the spectators in the lively cultural atmosphere of Paris in the Twenties.


An unprecedented and exciting event ... not to be missed! For all information visit the official site:

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.


Christmas in Taormina

 From the beginning of December to 6th January – Taormina 

The celebrations of Christmas, in Taormina and in all Sicily, are really important, from a religious and popular point of view.
In December, streets and squares are dressed up with lighted trees, red and gold windows, illuminations between buildings and christmas songs in the background. 

In Taormina many concerts, markets, tastings of local delights are held.
The city center hosts the parade of a suggestive historical procession, in addition to the native scenes in the main churches. Very characteristic is the live nativity scene along the streets of Borgo di Trappitello.

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.

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