Category: Italy

A Family adventure in Noto

Noto is one of the most famous film locations in Sicily. One scene in Antonioni’s famous movie, ‘L’avventura’, takes place on the terrace of the San Carlo’s bell-tower in Noto. Gabriele Ferzetti and Monica Vitti. It was a fantastic place to see things; literally and emotionally.

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Visiting Messina with kids

If you have a coffee at noon in the Piazza Duomo and not expect to hear roaring, you could be a little frightened and think that a lion has fled from the zoo. We felt like that for a moment. It sounded so real and impressive.

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Cefalù – a perfect family holiday destination

After the hyperactive week in Palermo, we arrived in Cefalu with an idea of doing nothing, just have some lazy time on the sandy beach. But Cefalu is like little kid; it is a town that doesn’t let you sit down. City beach is just a few minutes walk from the vibrant historical center, so Cefalu is an excellent destination for travelers with children: swimming, history, art, and culture in one package.

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Taormina – The Queen of Sicily

Taormina is a great masterpiece of art and nature. Goethe and Guy de Maupassant said and we totally agree, that Taormina is a landscape that seems to exist on Earth to “seduce the eyes, mind, and imagination.” Taormina is a small, compact version of Sicily. Its architecture is a unique mixture of all cultures: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, and Norman. Oh, Taormina. I must live there when I get old. I pointed to a charming house with a balcony full of flowers and told the kids that I wanted it as a gift for my 60th birthday. “Ok, Mum. Only if you buy us gelato first.” “Good deal”.

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Five days in Syracuse

The Roman Amphitheater is part of the Archaeological Park in Syracuse. It has only been recently discovered and was built during the reign of Octavian August. It looked like they didn’t cut the grass since Octavian time, so we had no choice but do some gardening to have a better photo. We were proud of our hard-working children. It was their contribution to ancient history.

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The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts. They exist even nowadays and people call them Moms. You can meet the modern kind of muses in the story Mom the Muse.