My Holiday In: Southern Italy

Gabi Vesey, aged 10
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WHAT I LIKED

Off the coast of Sicily there is an island called Vulcano and it has a sleeping volcano. My mum, dad and I climbed to the very top. Inside the crater were vents of sulphur. All of us almost gagged, the smell was so horrible. It was a great view though.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

In Sorrento, the hotel we booked was under construction and wasn't ready for people to stay in. As a result we ended up staying in another hotel. Nothing worked and the breakfast wasn't good.

WHAT I SAW

I visited lots of ruins. We went to Agrigento in Sicily, a site with Greek ruins and saw ruins from about 600BC. While staying in Sorrento we went to visit Naples. I have to admit that Naples needed help to keep it clean, but the churches and museums were great!

WHAT I BOUGHT

I bought a clay Cyclops, a pen with my name on it, a book about volcanoes, sunglasses, a purse, a scarf, a ceramic turtle and rocks from a volcano.

WHAT I ATE AND DRANK

Italy is famous for pizza and pasta, so you probably know what I ate. In Sorrento I came down with the flu. It only lasted 24 hours, but I couldn't really eat or drink anything during that time.

WOULD I GO BACK?

I would have to say yes and no, because I liked visiting Sicily and Sorrento but you should also try new things. I liked Italy a lot.

Gabi wins a £15 book token. National Book Tokens are sold, and accepted in, all UK bookshops

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