Treasures of Sicily

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

For me it was walking into the cathedral at Monreale and seeing the Norman mosaics.

What did you think of your group leader?

Fabio was excellent. Relaxed, helpful and informative. Also the driver Luca was outstanding: Patient, careful and skilled. Driving in Sicilian towns is not for the faint hearted.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Sicilian restaurants are a little chaotic. Be patient, the food is worth the wait. Also do visit the museum Mandralisca in Cefelu. It's worth it to see the "portrait of a man" by Antonello da Messina, (I have heard it called "the male Mona Lisa") and the Greek vase with a scene of "the tuna cutters".

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would have liked more time at Monreale, as we didn't get to see the cloisters or be able to sit and look at the mosaics. Having said that it would have meant less time in Palermo.