What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The 'Walk of the Gods' was absolutely spectacular. The views were breathtaking. It was very hard work, more a hike than a walk, but well worth it.

What did you think of your group leader?

Eduardo Palermo was brilliant. He was funny, always on time, changed our itinerary so we got the most out of each day/best of the weather and he also was very caring and understanding with the members of the group who had to go slower on the 'Walk of the Gods' and on Versuvius. He was very knowledgeable about the local area. He also went out of his way to arrange/advise members of the group who wanted to do things that were not part of the itinerary.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The 'Walk of the Gods' was a lot more difficult than we were expecting. There were sheer drops with no guard rails which scared some of the group who had a fear of heights . In some places we were climbing up on hands and knees. 4 of the group who had old injuries from broken bones/dislocations would not have done it if they had known how hard it was. It was well worth it but we were glad we only had October heat to deal with and not the height of summer!!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I had a fantastic time. We had a great group and we all wished we had 10 days rather than a week. It went so quick. The pizza making lesson was great fun and the staff were all so happy and friendly. It was like staying with family/friends rather than in a hotel. They are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. I would love to go back one day.