If you are planning to visit Taormina in Summer, don’t miss the International Film, Music, Dance and Theatre Festival of Taormina Arte. It is a festival dedicated to all the arts from music to dance and theater. During July and August, residents and visitors enjoy presentations of famous artists from all over the world.

This year the Festival will feature prestigious international artists as Enrique Batiz, Julio Bocca and his Argentinian ballet, London Chamber Orchestra, Project Molo Nord about Sicilian migration to Argentina and opera staging Il Gattopardo and Don Giovanni.

The main forum is the Ancient Theatre. Of Greek origin, and renovated and extended by the Romans; today it is one of the largest theaters in Sicily. Not only can you have a feel of ancient and recent pasts but also you can enjoy the magnificent view of the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna as ii is oudoors.

Due to the prestige gained over the years, the Taormina International Film Festival is an event of its own. It takes place in the Palazzo dei Congressi and in the Greek Theatre, as well. It is a competitive film festival, screening film previews, independent features, documentaries, shorts and every year there is a tribute honored to a master filmmaker.

Check out the official http://www.taormina-arte.com/ for the current schedule of events.