Volcanoes up close and personal

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Seeing the lava on Stromboli. The Acropolis on Lipari is deserted after lunch - ideal time to visit and see all the sleeping cats.

What did you think of your group leader?

Excellent leader, organised and friendly.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

All the included trips except the climb on Mt Etna can be done in trainers. The tap water on Lipari can be drunk so bring a water bottle. There are fridges in the room too to keep drinks cold. The pizza evening was interesting - Italian pizza is not the same as that served in the UK! Take food and drink for the boat trips - there is nothing available onboard. The Streetfood restaurant in Catania was a nice venue for the final meal. On Etna there is the option to go to a top crater via cable car and bus - definately worth it if you don't want to do the optional summit climb, and you can always walk back down.