Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, Sicily

Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, …

The first stop on our spring 2017 trip through eastern Sicily was Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), in the south east of the island. I wanted to give my boys a perfect introduction to Sicily and my…

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The best beaches in Sicily to visit with kids

The best beaches in Sicily to visit …

The best beaches in Sicily to visit with kids If you’re visiting Sicily with kids, no doubt you’ll be spending a fair bit of time at the beach. As with many Mediterranean islands, the beaches…

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Wild flowers of Sicily

Wild flowers of Sicily

Have you seen the wild flowers of Sicily in springtime? I’m writing this in January and we’re right in the middle of winter. But I can already see the shoots of flowers poking through the…

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Easter family holiday ideas in Europe

Easter family holiday ideas in Europe

Easter is a great time of year to take a family holiday in southern Europe. It’s generally warm enough for playing at the beach (and even a quick dip in the sea) but cool enough…

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Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting an active volcano

Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting …

  Have you ever considered taking a guided tour of Mount Etna? Volcanoes have all the elements you need to engage children’s imagination: smoke, fire and huge scale destruction. As geography lessons go, volcanoes take some beating. With this in…

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Top 10 things to do in Syracuse Sicily with kids

Top 10 things to do in Syracuse Sicily …

Syracuse, on the east coast of Sicily, is ideal for a city break, with or without kids. It’s just an hour’s drive south of Catania airport and can be visited for a long weekend or…

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Farm holidays in Italy: why stay on an agriturismo?

Farm holidays in Italy: why stay on …

Farm holidays in Italy: why an agriturismo is perfect for families An “agriturismo” is an Italian farm which offers accommodation to guests. I have taken several farm holidays in Italy over the last twenty or…

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Sicily road trip with kids: family holiday highlights

Sicily road trip with kids: family holiday …

Sicily road trip with kids Why take a Sicily road trip with kids? One of my favourite regions of Italy, Sicily has all the important elements for a great holiday with children: amazing food, welcoming…

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Holiday inspiration part 3: alternative ideas to the hot family summer holiday

Holiday inspiration part 3: alternative ideas to the …

Looking for family holiday inspiration? I love hot sunny weather as much as the next person. However, I discovered last year on a trip to Spain with my sons that travelling in the heat with…

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