Milena Vela was born and raised in the lovely and historic city of Palermo and has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Palermo. As a student and as a professional translator, she has lived and worked in Ireland, Holland, Germany, and England. She loves the life of a traveler but always comes back to Sicily. “The more I travel, the more I appreciate the diversity of Sicily, even though the places I visited abroad are deep in my heart. Sicily has a bit of everything and I love showing people its most special 'secret' places.” Milena speaks English, German, and French in addition to her native Italian.
Milena is a wonderful leader–organized, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor.Larry Westmoreland, Edmond OK
Hiking in Sicily
Milena did a wonderful job.Terry Eddy, Niantic, CT
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Milena is an outstanding trip leader. Her knowledge and enthusiasm about Sicily was first rate. She’s an excellent addition to your team.Deborah Totu, Trails of Ancient Sicily