Last week, our new client Danilo had his first gay trip to Sicily: one week to discover Catania and its inland, as well as relax and possibly meeting new friends.
Let’s start from the last part, ‘meeting new friends’ as we, at Quiiky, actually consider this as a main expectation. We decided to organize two super excursions: one with our gay-friendly guide Emanuele and the other with a local agency organizing jeep tours to the Etna Volcano and to its surroundings. Danilo stayed in a beautiful 4-star resort just on a deep green-and-blue sea near Catania and as soon as he arrived, he informed us that the place was so beautiful, with his room with a view open on the sea.
His walking tour in Catania with Emanuele and Giuliana was exactly what he was looking for: well trained guides with a huge knowledge of Sicilian gay history… but what Danilo loved the most was their sense of hospitality, the way they made him feel at ease and the great pleasure of sitting together and chatting during their lunch, on a glass of wine and some delicious local appetizers….becoming friends.
This is what, we thought, would have really made the difference: in a time of virtual tours, talking and enjoying company become so important…much more than before, even though restrictions are to be respected.
The second excursion, was to Mount Etna: to visit the second active volcano in Italy. The organizers’ jeep picked him up at his hotel and the whole day was spent in group with other mountain fans. Danilo trekked up to the Etna with his professional guide, to the highest possible safe point. ‘It has been breathtaking!’ he posted us. After a break for lunch in a typical ‘trattoria’ with a true Sicilian menu, the group moved to the ‘Alcantara Gorges’: Alcantara is a river in Sicily. It flows through gorges and ravines, in the Alcantara River Park, a movie setting in the 2015 film ‘Tale of Tales’.
Danilo has already come back home to his Milan, after his one-week vacation. He has encouraged us to tell his experience to our audience. He got exactly what he wanted: see beautiful places and enjoy the company of new friends he will stay in touch with. He has brought home a great unexpected experience!