What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Two really: seeing Etna from the plane en route to Catania, and exploring Stromboli town and volcano slopes
What did you think of your group leader?
Extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and good fun.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The core (non-optional) walks are on the whole on the easy side of moderate, in my view, in terms of duration and degree of difficulty. The optional walks (to upper slopes of Etna and Stromboli) would apparently have fallen more in to the moderate category.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
A good trip all round giving interesting insights into the islands ... and always good to sample the dilapidated grandeur which Italy carries off so stylishly.