Wildlife and walking tours in Italy

Walking in Etruria – discover wildlife in Tuscany and surroundings with Marco Valtriani a wildlife specialist and walking guide. More here

Walking with Sardinia’s shepherds Expolore Sardinia’s wild interior, with the shepherds who tread its ancient trails (The Guardian)

Wildlife holidays in Italy with Naturetrek

Different options offered

  • 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

Naturetrek » Bears and Wolves in Italy’s Abruzzo National Park

There are never any certainties when wildlife watching, but the Naturetrek group which has just returned from Abruzzo (Italy) were treated to some stunning encounters. The Abruzzo National Park in the central Apennines is one of the strongholds of the elusive Marsican Brown Bear. One was sighted in the distance, on a hillside, but a couple of evenings later we spent over an hour watching one grazing in meadows opposite us.

Birdwatching Holiday in Italy

Travel to one of Europe’s largest, and most ornithologically neglected river deltas, the Po Delta, on the shores of the Adriatic. Bird highlights include Pygmy Cormorant in its westernmost European outpost, breeding Ferruginous Duck and Red-crested Pochard, all the European breeding heron species together with Greater Flamingo, Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis, Caspian, Gull-billed and Whiskered Terns, and the delta is one of themost regular sites in Europe for Lesser Crested tern, as well as having the largest European Little Tern colony