What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Doing the 'walk of the Gods' with the most breathtaking views. Our reward for reaching the top was to eat a wonderful village feast prepared by one of our Eduardo's friends on the veranda of his 200 year old stone cottage.  Pompei was also amazing. The most intact Roman ruin I have ever seen with breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius.

What did you think of your group leader?

Eduardo is a fantastic leader, a very warm character, great with the chilldren and adults alike. He knows everyone in the village - or so it seemed. He guided us all week and dined with us every evening. A wonderful person. I have nominated him for a leader award.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take some layers as we had one or two chilly days but generally the weather was great. For those who don't travel well (like me): be prepared for windy coastal roads and some choppy boat journeys.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The hotel we stayed at was great. Run by two brothers and their familes we were made to feel very welcome. Food was lovely.