What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Exploring Mount Etna and having it brought to life (not literally!) by our naturalist guide. Tasting the delicious food and wine that Sicily has to offer and trying some new things. Wandering the streets of the delightful villages of Noto and Ragusa and discovering at my own pace. Finding out about Siracusa, Ortygia, Palermo and Agrigento through our enthusiastic and friendly local guides.

What did you think of your group leader?

Salvo was very friendly, helpful and informative about his home of Sicily.  Everything ran really smoothly and when there was an unexpected change of plan he coped admirably.  He was always willing to answer our endless questions with patience and attentiveness. I am most grateful to Salvo for taking the trouble to introduce us to some fabulous restaurants, which we surely would not have discovered otherwise (although I did put on about half a stone!). 

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take your Italian phrasebook with you - they love you try the language.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I must mention our driver Gianni who was brilliant.  It was his first time on this trip but he was very safe and drove smoothly.  He was also fun to be with and very helpful. Just go for it and enjoy the relaxed pace of life on this beautiful island.