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Wildlife holidays in Italy with Naturetrek
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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."

Andy Tucker
Operations Manager

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Lago di Barrea and Monte Marsicano from Barrea (Lee Morgan)Hilltop town (Gill Castle)Lago Barrea (Gill Castle)Naturetrek clients searching for bearsHotel Etoile des Neiges in France, centre left (John East)Glaciers de la VanoiseTorrent Valnontey (Jenny Wilsher)Parc National de la Vanoise (Jenny Wilsher)Sardinian Warbler (Stuart Elsom)Cava Grande (Stuart Elsom)Syracusa Archaeological Park (Stuart Elsom)Archaeological Park (Stuart Elsom)Apennines, Abruzzo.Wild Boar.Northern Goshawk.Northern Goshawk.Farm house and Yellow Asphodel (Andrew Cleave)Serapias cordigera (Andrew Cleave)

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

This holiday was well-nigh perfect because of the quality of the leaders.
My highlight was actually seeing a Crested Tit at last at close quarters instead of in tree tops! Lovely trip with great companions.
A huge thank you to Jessica and Lee for a really wonderful week. The weather was perfect, the entire week filled with an abundance of birds, plants, butterflies, moths, mammals (yes, we did see bears on the very last evening), also in the week a wolf, wild boar, - the final lists were amazing. On our walks we really did not know where to look next there was so much to see. Our group was one that really got on well together and we had masses to see and do but a lot of fun and laughter as well was enjoyed by all. Jessica and Lee were superb, their efforts unstinting and really no one wanted to come home.