What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Salvo surprised me by taking the bus off the autostrada in Termini Imerese so he could photograph me in the town my great-grandfather came from in the mid-19th century! 

What did you think of your group leader?

Salvo was terrific -- knowledgeable, responsive, friendly, funny, really took care of us.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Don't put your luggage on the floor of the hotel in Noto.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It was a perfect trip -- perfect in being all too short.  I was proud of my heritage before on general principle, but I came away from this trip not only proud but a little in awe.