Catania is the second largest city in Sicily after Palermo and it happens to be also my home town! It has always been considered as one of the most fashonable cities of the island where events and new trends are set.

Its strategic position by the sea and under Mt Etna volcano, at less than 1h driving from Taormina and Siracusa, as well as its well connected airport – Fontanarossa – makes this city a very perfect base for each trip to Sicily!

I love to share with our guests at my B&B near the historic centre of Catania (B&B OBLO’) as much tips and tour suggestions as possible…so enjoy your reading and let’s discover this beautiful sicilian jewel!


Sicilian Arancini recipe: easy homemade rice balls

Every time I welcome new guests at my B&B in Catania and talk about itineraries and suggestions for their holiday in Sicily, one question I always ask them is: “Do you know arancini?!”

I must admit with some astonishment that some of them have no idea of what an arancino is until I explain to them (and make their mouth watering!).

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Ciao! My name is Antonella and I am a Sicilian Travel Designer based in Catania, Sicily. My mission here is to share my knowledge and love for this amazing island of Southern Italy and to help you tailor your dream trip to Sicily.

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