SICILIAN VOLCANOES

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

We decided to go to this holiday because we wanted to experience volcanoes close to.  The memories that stay are etna, running down the slope, lighting paper from a fissure, being in snow and and feeling the heat of the volcano. Vulcano seeing the sulphur and walking fast across the rim. Stomboli seeing the boulders glowing at night as they are thrown into the sky with each eruption and rolling down to the sea.  Our desire to see volcanos close to was definitely met.  It was more exciting than I expected.    

What did you think of your group leader?

Our guide and group leader was excellent.  He was very sensitive to the the different physical needs of individuals.  For instance when it was too demanding for me to go up Stromboli with the rest of the group he arranged a different way of experiencing the volcano that was great and within my capabilities.  I felt a great trust in him when we were doing risky things such as walk around the top of vulcano.  I found him personable and professional and and enjoyed his company.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you a fit 74 it is fine.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Two things not good.   Lipari neither walk very inspiring. Second walk much like the first and didnt add anything. Those people not going on the walk were left kicking their heels.