Sicily with kids: the best things to see and do

Sicily with kids: the best things to …

Why visit Sicily with kids? Having worked in the family travel industry focusing for many years on Italy, I’m often asked whether Sicily is a good place for a family holiday. So I decided to…

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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: a complete guide

The best beaches in Sicily: a complete …

The best beaches in Sicily Whether you’re after miles of soft white sand, sleepy fishing villages, volcanic rocks to kayak past or a people-watching resort, you’ll find everything you need in Sicily. If you’re visiting…

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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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Things to do in Syracuse Sicily with kids

Things to do in Syracuse Sicily with …

Things to do in Syracuse, Sicily with kids Syracuse (or Siracusa in Italian), on the east coast of Sicily, is ideal for a city break, with or without kids. It’s just an hour’s drive south…

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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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