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 thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and learnt a great deal. Jenny and John Willsher were excellent leaders - approachable, encouraging, patient, careful drivers and very responsible.
The whole holiday lived up to expectations. All travel arrangements went smoothly. The Hotel hit just the right balance of informality and comfort. Food was excellent and we were never made to feel a nuisance when up early for bear-watching! Lee and Jessica complimented each other with their vast and diverse knowledge. They were delightful companions and never made us feel pressurised for time - congratulations to them both! We would certainly go with Naturetrek again - this was my 4th!
Leaders- both were excellent! Their thoughtfulness, carefulness and knowledge were very much appreciated and they possessed both general expertise and particular areas of knowledge which complemented each other. I was an absolute neophyte about birds and they both took time to explain and help me find out more. My thanks to them both.