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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.


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.

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.

Francesco De Gregori in concert

 June 14th 2019 - Teatro Antico

The best Italian music resounds through the majestic stone steps of the Teatro Antico of Taormina. Francesco De Gregori will perform in concert on 14 June 2019, in a starlit night that promises strong emotions.

The exhibition is part of the 2019 tour, with the aim of bringing his successful hits in the most beautiful artistic and historic places in Italy, such as the Teatro Antico of Taormina. De Gregori will be accompanied by his historical group and a great orchestra of forty music players. A symphonic soundtrack, the sweetest lyrics and one of the most evocative stages in Italy…wonderful.

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