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
I was very impressed by the level of expertise of both Andrew and Tom. They also had a very good attitude fostering a cheerful and well-bonded group. I'd specifically like to mention Tom, who on at least three occasions bumped into as we went looking for birds (oustide group activites) and with great enthusiasm helped us to find extra birds for our list - firecrest and wryneck included.
It was the first time I'd done a guided birding trip and it exceeded my expectations. I liked the variety of habitats and the extra activities - visiting Mt Etna and the Greek and Roman antiquities. It all worked so well because of the qualities of both the leader and the co-leader, who both worked very hard. I learned a lot and enjoyed it so much because of their patience, good humour and sense of fun.
Bob Brown did an excellent job as the main leader. He really couldnt have done more to make sure that each person got the most out of the holiday. He was an assiduous host - sensitive, responsive, attentive and flexible. Both Bob and Ted [Griffiths] made invaluable contributions and complemented one another well. Naturetrek is fortunate in having them on their staff.