Treasures of Sicily

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

One of the reasons I booked this trip, and not one that was half-board, was the opportunity to eat out in the evenings in mainly traditional and modern, small or family run restaurants. Especially since I had done a little homework beforehand to get an idea of the different influences on Sicilian cuisine in different parts of the island. I also loved the walk in Zingaro National Park which only came about by locals protesting against its possible commercial development. Beautiful, unspoilt,peaceful and wild. I would have enjoyed another walk there.

What did you think of your group leader?

Fabio was very helpful with a good sense of humour and found answers to our questions as quickly as he could if there was anything that he couldn't answer straight away. He told us that he was more at home leading walking groups in the Sicilian interior but coped very well with our cultural trip and our queries.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you love European culture there is a lot to enjoy in Sicily. This trip covers the whole island.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

After all the lovely places we visited and stayed in, the final 24 hours in Taormina were 22 hours too long. It was busy, very touristy and expensive. I felt that we were just killing time there. A better option may have been to take us into Catania for the day or have spent another night elsewhere.