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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 was my fifth holiday with Naturetrek and I was more than satisfied this time. The tour description, while accurate in itself, could not do justice to the grandeur of the scenery and we were blessed with a wide spectrum of wildlife, both flora and fauna, with a profusion of butterflies, the like of which I have never seen before. Our two leaders were excellent in their knowledge of their subjects but deserve special mention for their safe driving whilst encountering the multitude of hairpin bends, dare-devil Italian and French drivers and numerous intrepid cyclists. It just remains to thank Naturetrek for another excellent holiday, from the first delve into the brochure, planning, execution and completion.
My compliments to Jessica, David and the hotel staff whose professional and kind hard work made this a most enjoyable holiday which matched the superb scenery and wildlife.
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.