TREASURES OF SICILY
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Sunset walk in the valley of the temples Agrigento - and the local guides' knowledge of how the area had been and continues to be shaped by distinct cultures. The view over San Vito Lo Capo when approaching through the Zingaro reserve. Monreale cathedral and the guide Elizabeths' passion for sharing the space.
What did you think of your group leader?
Salvo Currenti was an attentive leader who ensured a balance of inclusion while making sure there were times for personal space. Salvos' choice of drivers and guides to complement his knowledge base was excellent and it was apparent that he had used local people and family run businesses. Salvos' passion for Sicily and pride in the way it's growing was evident but, not detrimental. When we return to Sicily we will be enquiring as to what day trips Salvo runs with a view to joining those of interest.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
There are a couple of days long travel and this can be draining but, to see as much of Sicily as planned there is no other way really. Salvo remained attentive and willing to answer questions about the landscape (without being overbearing or preachy or information overload.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The accomodation was very good indeed but, we stayed at 3 hotels with pools and didn't get the chance to use or chill out by them ! Again this was due to the amount of sights covered so not sure how you'd get round that one. The 2 nights in the Posta Hotel in Palermo and Salvos choice of restaurants (Sant Andrea in particular) were a highlight of the trip for me. I would highly reccomend this trip to friends and family with similar interests.