Wildlife holidays in Italy
What’s special about Italy?
Italy casts its magical spell on many of its visitors, who find themselves returning again and again to explore different regions of this wonderful part of Europe.
Its ancient cities such as Rome, Venice and Florence are breathtaking, but these are not the only places to find architectural and artistic masterpieces. The Colosseum, Grand Canal and Ponte Vecchio might be world renowned, but equally enchanting are the hundreds of small, fortified hilltop towns and villages scattered throughout the country containing a network of often deserted cobbled streets echoing to the sound of church bells, the church itself often hiding its own treasures.
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"Italy is famed for its ancient history but our ‘Italy – The Sorrento Peninsula’ explores the rich Mediterranean and mountain flora, birds and butterflies of this relatively undiscovered area."
Italys landscape is spectacular. The rolling hills of Tuscany outlined by dark cypress trees are perhaps many peoples perception of Italy. However, over 75% of the country is mountainous with the Alps, Dolomites and Apennines being probably the most well known and providing wonderful mountain walks.
In addition, Italy offers the beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, the Amalfi coast, the wonders of Pompeii, volcanoes, mountains, ancient cities and some of the best food and wine in the world – the whole bathed in that wonderful light seemingly unique to Italy and so beloved of the Old Masters.
Naturetrek tours to Italy
Naturetrek offers a whole range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours to Italy. The tours include:
- Natural history & culture in Tuscany
- Flora, birds & butterflies on the Sorrento Peninsula
- Flowers of the Gargano Peninsula
- Bird watching in the Po Delta & sightseeing in Venice
- An exploration of the wildlife of Umbria & Italian Alps
- Flowers & butterflies of the Italian Dolomites
- Brown Bears, Wolves, Wild Boar, butterflies & other special wildlife of Abruzzo National Park
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Italy HOLIDAYS
The climb up to see the Chamois was a good walk and we had great views. Bear and Wolf watches from Gioia Vecchio were exceptional. The hotel was a good base for local independent walks when we did not always want to be driven. The guides had good local knowledge, good spotting skills and took great care that everyone got to see as much as possible.
Excellent holiday made all the better by the attention and enthusiasm of the leaders. In particular I must mention the superb quality of the picnics provided, whether it was the magnificent surroundings or the sheer quality of the food but they were splendid.
Rob Mileto was outstanding. He was of course extremely knowledgeable and was an excellent leader to those of us who came just to learn with little prior knowledge and also to those who had a wealth of experience. He was always cheerful, extremely patient and helpful, clear in his details and organisation. He worked so hard for us to make the holiday memorable and enjoyable and succeeded on both counts. I would go on any holiday led by Rob and cannot speak too highly of him. Are all your leaders like Rob?