What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Walking on Etna. The mosaics at Monreale. Enjoying the everyday life in the towns and villages.

What did you think of your group leader?

Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Sicilian way of life, history, geology and natural history. Mario worked very hard to show us as much as he could.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Bring good walking boots or shoes. It was cold and wet at times - pack with this in mind if you go in October. Take a good guide book and carry it with you at all times as locally available books are heavy and not always easy to find.