Although it is difficult to summarise the holiday in a few short words, it was without a doubt amongst the best trips I have made. There is an extraordinary ‘permanent impermanence’ about Sicily, characterised in part by its volcanic nature, and the general feeling of being in a time warp.
Hiking through Francavilla
As the week went on, the walks became slightly harder but the views were getting better. We visited places such as Taormina and, on our day off, a couple of us chose to go to Syracuse, a place bursting with rich history: with amphitheatres, catacombs and castles, there is too much to do and see in one day but it is definitely worth a visit.
Great Thundering Volcanoes of Sicily
Sicily is an attractive location with lots of good scenery, interesting little villages and hill-top towns, and lots to see in terms of culture and history that illustrates its tempestuous past. It also seemed to be populated with friendly locals wherever we went – and quite a few really engaging characters.
The holiday to Sicily went very well – I only wished there had been more than 3 of us on our own, 16 others were pairs – but very friendly!The hotel was good, but we found it hard to enjoy cooked veg – not as hot as in UK! Also as a veggie I found the main course sometimes rather plain – cheese and cheese!