Rediscover your roots with Uncle Tanu in Acireale

Meeting place:

Bar Costarelli, Piazza del Duomo, 21
Acireale (Catania) - Sicilia

Timing:

10:00 - 14:00

How we move:

on foot

Duration:

4h

Artès Elisa

Naturalistic guide

PASSIONS

History, traditions, nature, the sea and fishing, typical wine and food, meeting the most genuine local people

WE WARMLY WELCOME

Young people and adults, singles and families, native of Italian origin, who love to rediscover the deepest roots of Sicilian culture in relationship with the land, the sea, fishing

PROGRAMME

  • Meeting Elisa at Bar Costarelli of Acireale
  • Nature walk along "La Timpa", the ancient lava stone path that linked fishermen from the center of Acireale to the port of Santa Maria La Scala, now a protected area
  • Entertainment with the stories, legends and traditions surrounded by the miraculous Euphorbia plant, votive chapels, the construction of boats, the Fortress del Tocco
  • Arrival at the port and meeting with fishermen and with Uncle Tanu who will tell about his life and his profession, will teach you to work the fishing net and fish with the fishing line
  • Lunch cooked with Uncle Tanu’s fish at a typical restaurant on the Port
  • Granting an honorary citizenship to Uncle Tanu’s relatives

THE STORY

Elisa's cousins live abroad and arrive for the first time in Acireale, dreaming of finding their very roots, the sea and the lands they had never seen and getting to know the relatives they had never met.

Elisa organizes a meeting with uncle Tanu who is a well-known fisherman of Santa Maria la Scala. It will certainly be an exciting moment even if it will not be easy to understand each other  because the uncle speaks only the Sicilian dialect.

 

So we decided to meet Elisa in front of Acireale Cathedral but bring also the fishing line because, maybe, the uncle will teach you how to fish

Elisa will involve you with the familiarity of a relative to immerse yourself in the Sicilian atmosphere, in an experience that mixes nature, sea, fishing, stories and traditions with the stories of Uncle Tanu and many other local people who will make you feel at home in a kaleidoscope of typically Sicilian smells and tastes. We will have a party based on a great fish meal in a typical restaurant on the port and there will be surprises.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Kids or children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.
  • At booking, signal any food allergies and/or intolerance
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking

QUOTE INCLUDES:

Animation with naturalistic guide specialized as Experiential Tourism Operator, naturalistic walk, entertainment according to the traditions and art of fishing at the port with an expert fisherman, fish lunch and delivery of certificates for honorary citizenship.

 

QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Transport vehicle to return from the Port
EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT CLEARLY INCLUDED

Map