What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Waiting almost an hour, in the fog, on the top of the Stromboli. It finally, like a miracle, lifted in a few seconds so we were able to see the fire, the fumes, the volcano alive, in action. And then, after, walking and running back in the ashes with our head light on, an unusual experience that made me feel lucky to be one of the 80 persons allowed on the crater that evening. I have to admit, I fell in love with...the Stromboli and would have stayed longer.
What did you think of your group leader?
We had a great athlete, Giusseppe (PEPE), who was able to adapt his pace to everyone, who knows everybody in each location and who could find us the best local guides for each trekking. He is Sicilian and loves his island. He accompanied us on our free day on Salina. He also was of great help in getting my luggage lost by the air flight company during 4 days. Et il parlait francais. Merci PÉPÉ!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The gathers, long or short are a must for the Stromboli and the Etna. And if you know how to ride a scooter, take the day on that island. The roads are hilly and winding but, the experience is worthwhile.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I always loved Italy. Now I love it even more and want to go back in the the South of Italy again.