What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Walking to the summit of Mount Vesuvius in the wild windy weather. It was very atmospheric.

What did you think of your group leader?

Paula was very enthusiastic. Also the way she herded us on to the rather hectic local transport was incredible.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The walking was more strenuous than I had expected. There are many steps and these take their toll on the calves and knees. Walking poles are a must.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The food is excellent and they happily catered for those of us who weren't too keen on fish.