Catania is sometimes referred to as the Milan of Sicily. Not so much for the fashion, but for the enterprising spirit. There are countless craftsmen, artists and small business owners who sell their wares all over Sicily. One example is the 53 inch Sicilian Pupi puppets that can be bought on Via Etnea. The elaborately carved wooden candelabras on sale in the historic quarters are another speciality of the region. The food hall Pescgheria by the cathedral, is worth a visit even of you're not buying any fish. Brand name shopping can be had along expensive Corso Italia and around Via Pacini, Via Umberto I, and Via Etnea. Caltigerone's reputation as a ceramics town was established in Roman times. Colourful mugs, vases etc are available in shops in Branciforti, the Old Town.