SICILIAN VOLCANOES

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The highlight of the trip was the evening ascent on Stromboli which is the most constantly active of the three volcanoes. It is included as an optional walk and was definitely the most demanding day's walking but something I would recommend to everyone considering going on the trip as the experience was spectacular. 

What did you think of your group leader?

Our group leader Turi was very good.  He made an extra effort to arrange additional excursions on the free day and the final Sunday when we had additional time in Catania due to a late flight back to the UK.  Overall he was very relaxed and although there was some hiccups over hotels and restaurants I thought his style suited the holiday as a whole. 

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Because the walking takes place on four different islands there is a fair amount of travelling in the holiday with short one or two night stops in most of the hotels.  This means you will be living out of your suitcase quite a bit so pack carefully and leave enough room that you can pack a light rucksack for a day's walking and still fit everything else in your suitcase for transport to the next location.