Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sunday at the Aquarium

Antonello and I wanted to make a day out with our nieces and nephews. So on Sunday morning, after a refreshing Granita at Caffè Cali', we were all off to the Aquarium in Giarre. This was the first time for all of us, and we were pleasantly surprised.

Remarkably, the more people we talk to, the more we learn that no one knows this little Aquarium exists...

Each exhibit was dedicated to a part of the Sicilian coastline.

It was great, we arrived early and the whole place was for us! The kids were so excited.

After the Aquarium, we drove down the road from Giarre to Riposto, to see the Sunday Fish Market.

Across the street is the Riposto Marina, where you can walk and see all the boats.

But, one can not leave Riposto without tasting the best Pistachio Gelato! Here, in the Marina, the bar serves what we believe to be the best! If you notice, everyone gets the pistachio here... Pistachios from Bronte in every bite!

Ok, Mario wanted chocolate...

The beautiful Elena and Chiara sharing a cup!

It was a great day!


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi found your site through

Looks like you all had a great day.

We went to Sicily for the first time in 2006..stayed south of Syracuse...had a brilliant time. Only stayed for a week, but we did manage to go to Mount Etna.

Jilli said...

Ciao anne,
We did have a great time!

Syracuse is a beautiful place. Every year we try to make it down there and enjoy a performance in the Greek Theatre... Amazing!

Thanks for passing by!

bleeding espresso said...

I *love* aquariums! And zoos even though I do always feel just a little sad for the animals; I like to think they're the envy of their friends back home ;)

Looks like a fabulous day!

Megan in Liguria said...

How fun, i love aquariums too. Maybe we'll check it out when we're there in one week (and counting blissfully!)...