SICILIAN VOLCANOES

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Both the Strombolian eruptions and the hike on Etna were inspirational moments; although that's not to say that the build up during the week was something to be missed. The earlier hikes, and restaurant visits added to the overall experience, and provided context for the later trips.

What did you think of your group leader?

Great! Turi was an exceptional group leader.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If travelling in May, take extra warm windproof gear for both Etna and Stromboli, and hot-weather gear for the rest of the trip. Etna is 3000m so could be 18 degrees colder than at sea level, and the Stromboli visit happens at sunset, and is on an exposed ridge. Also checkout advice on the net for photographing Strombolian eruptions (and take extra camera batteries).

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Do it!