G7 in Taormina: tourist information
May 26 - 27, 2017 the G7 summit will take place in Taormina. The 43rd meeting of the G7 will be of great political significance, since this will be the first summit with the participation of the new US president. In addition, the event will be held after the elections in France and before the elections in Germany.
Taormina was chosen as the venue for its exceptional beauty, rich cultural and historical heritage, and also to draw public attention to the current migration issues.
The heads of seven states will arrive: Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, USA and Japan, as well as the chairman of the Council of the European Union and more than 20 thousand members of delegations, diplomats and journalists. Guests will be accommodated in four- and five-star hotels in the center of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. So, for Donald Trump and his delegation, one of the finest hotels in Taormina - Grand Hotel Timeo, the oldest hotel in the town - has been booked.
To ensure security, the access to the center of Taormina will be totally forbidden to non-residents from 22 to 27 May, with the exception of those previously provided with a special pass. The boundaries of the high level security zone (the so-called "red zone") will pass from Porta Messina, Via Costantino Patricio, Via Leonardo da Vinci, Via Apollo Arcageta, Via Pietro Rizzo, Via Roma, Via Bacnoli Groce, Via Pirandello, closing the circle at Porta Messina .