Milena Vela

A lover of languages, cultures, and cuisine, Milena Vela is a charming guide who has led trips for us for several years. Originally from the lovely and historic city of Palermo, Italy, Milena has lived and worked in Ireland, Holland, Germany, and England, holds a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature, and is currently a high school English teacher. As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she also finds time to attend a master’s course in teaching Italian as a foreign language. Though she has traveled extensively, she always returns to her hometown area in Sicily. “The more I travel, the more I appreciate the diversity of Sicily,” she says. “Sicily has a bit of everything and I love showing people its most special 'secret' places.” When not leading trips, Milena enjoys cooking with organic food.

Upcoming Trips:

Hiking in Sicily, September 11-20, 2015

Client Testimonials:


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