Best time to visit Sicily

La Mattanza

The tuna fishing is a traditional activity for Sicily, that is considered sustainable and humane

Imagine a crowd of people flocking around the net the size of a football pitch and cheering a group of men in the middle. Imagine them all circling a group of huge terrified tunas. Now imagine them being taken out with a traditional hook and tossed away on a pile. This all is in fact happening in Sicily and a lot of local fishermen do this kind of fishing for a living. Their main competitor is industrialism and its affection for the mass market, which influences the decreasing rates of tuna presence in Mediterranean.