A concert, and a concert setting, that require repeated visits to the adjective store.
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The concert venue
First, the setting. The Teatro Antico di Taormina, Sicily is a truly extraordinary setting, a unique stage, and it has been for over 2000 years. Begun in the third century BC by the Greeks, this was no 'natural' ampitheatre - the mountain was carved into and more than 100,000 cubic metres of rock were excavated. The Romans, in turn, embellished and extended the theatre, hosting games and gladiatorial battles in what was once the musicians 'pit', transformed in time to become an arena floor.
Second only in size to the theatre at Syracuse, it is possibly the world's most loved, its stunningly beautiful location seeing it play host to opera, theatre, award ceremonies and lavish concerts since the 1950's.
The concert itself
Secondly, the concert. The backdrop to the stage bay be the beautiful ocean, but the backdrop to the concert is Andrea Bocelli's album 'Si' reaching number one in the UK and the USA, the first time an Italian artist has achieved this remarkable feat. The concert will feature Andrea's son, Matteo, and some yet-to-be-announced star guests of honour, and will see performances of the maestro's most loved and well known opera arias alongside some of his most famous international 'pop' hits.
The concert will begin at 9.30 PM on Friday the 30th of August 2019 (and now Saturday the 31st as well), and we're delighted to be offering accommodation bundles in several ticket areas - these are outlined and indicated on the map.
Accommodation is provided in Taormina itself, and the packages include your concert tickets, accommodation and some provided meals and refreshments - details are specified in the individual selections. We have a very limited number of packages and demand is very, very high - orders are on a first-come, first-served basis!
The packages available
As mentioned, we're offering a few type of tickets and a few different accommodation choices. You can read about them below, and further down the page are image galleries for each destination. Stays are for three nights, check-in on the 29th of August, check-out is on the 1st of September.
Hotel 'Il Piccolo Giardino'
Hotel 'Il Piccolo Giardino' is a three star hotel in Taormina, fresh and bright in feel, with a private garden, panoramic rooftop pool, and terraces for soaking up the incredible views.
Located in the city centre, to the north of the city, close to Corso Umberto, and with an elevated position affording great views over the small town and out to sea. Breakfast is buffet-style, continenetal, served in the hotel's restaurant or outside in the garden. The location is very much appreciated by guests, but note that it is in a pedestrianised area and that nearest parking is 700 yards away
Rooms are bright and fresh and welcoming, and all have free WiFi. Superior double rooms have air-conditioning, satellite flat screen TV, Free WiFi and private bathroom with bath or shower. Dependance rooms have a 'French Balcony' where yo ucan sit and admire the views.
Guests benefit also from a day (with lunch) at a private beach-club, with tropical garden, salt-water pool, private beach, 'Mojito snack-bar' and sea-food restaurant. There are changing rooms, cabins, and WiFi available at extra charge.
The package includes bed and breakfast accommodation for three nights, the concert ticket, an aperitivo with a light snack at a nearby restaurant (that of the famous Grand Hotel Timeo, where the amazing terrace sits alongside the Teatro Antico - choose a glass of wine, champagne or a cocktail), a lunch at the beach-club, and transfer to and from the airport at Catania. Use the link below to begin the booking process - you can specify the type of ticket and the type of room, availability permitting.
The last image in the gallery below is of the terrace at the Grand Hotel Timeo, where you'll be enjoying an aperitivo while taking in the view.