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I’m Chiara, a passionate Sicilian nature guide and storyteller. I’m the Mum of three little explorers and the wife of a helicopter pilot, and I’m passionate about the sea! My blog is about Sicily for families.

Christmas in Catania: what to do around the city and province
Catania
Christmas in Catania: what to do around the city and province Nov, 24 2022

If Catania doesn’t sound like the ideal city to spend your Christmas break, maybe you’ll change your mind once you’ve read this article! We often just associate Sicily with idyllic beaches and year-round sun, so you’ll be surprised to know that it also snows here and that Sicily also has magical places where you can […]

What to see in the surrounding area of Catania
Catania
What to see in the surrounding area of Catania Oct, 6 2022

Catania is a city of surprises. It’s one of the few European cities you can swim in the sea, even off season, and ski on an active volcano with a view of the Ionian Sea. Visiting Catania and its surrounding area, even off season, not only allows you to enjoy the city less as a […]

What to see in Syracuse in one day
Catania
What to see in Syracuse in one day Apr, 7 2022

Syracuse will win you over instantly. Maybe it’s because of its Mediterranean charm and fascinating history reflected in a rich and diverse, artistic, natural and cultural heritage. Maybe it’s because it’s a lively and colourful city. To be honest, I have a real soft spot for Syracuse. So today, I would like to give you […]

Catania with children: museums and activities
Catania
Catania with children: museums and activities Oct, 14 2021

The beautiful Baroque city of Catania, with a population of 500,000 inhabitants, lies nestled at the foot of Mount Etna on Sicily’s east coast. Shaped by Mount Etna’s eruptions and changes in volcanic activity (characteristic of the Ionian coastline), Catania is also known as the Elephant City, for the lava-stone elephant in the heart of […]

A journey through the flavours of Catania’s fish market
Catania
A journey through the flavours of Catania’s fish market May, 17 2021

To discover Catania like a true Catanian there is one thing that you absolutely cannot miss during your visit to the city: a tour of the fish market, otherwise known as ‘A Piscaria’ (in Catanian dialect). Catania’s Piscaria is the city’s old fish market, which has welcomed market vendors, fishermen, street sellers, casual visitors, tourists […]

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