Nature & Photography Tours & Workshops in Italy and Beyond....
For 2018 we have a diverse programme for those who love nature, wildflowers and photography...with good food and excellent company.
We set out to offer what you won’t readily find elsewhere thanks to a deep insider knowledge of the places we visit, plus an encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world, all delivered with an unequalled level of care.
We (Paul & Lois) work as a team and can cater to individual needs. Our personal standards and expectations are high and people who come with us naturally expect the same… which is why they come back year after year. We seldom advertise, relying on ‘word of mouth’ recommendation
Our commitment is to small groups because we want our environmental impact to be minimal, respecting inhabitants small and large of the places we visit.
We encourage you to view things in a different light. You will be immersed in sides of Italy few outsiders see.
We eat well - picnics are not of the bun-in-a-bag variety but an array of local specialities: selections of cured meats, cheeses, freshly made salads, a variety of fresh breads and fruit. In the evening we eat home-cooked, regional dishes often made from local, organic ingredients with local wines.
We can provide something you can slot into a more general holiday - we will quickly get to know your interests and your strengths and help you build on them.
A tailor-made tour does not cost the earth for a group of from 4 guests to have the holiday of a lifetime - see Made to Measure Tours
We do our homework: Even when it comes to places such as Gargano in Puglia where we have made well over 37 trips, we make sure we are there several days prior to our guests arriving. This gives us a chance to assess the season - what is flowering and where for no two successive seasons are the same and have a range of possible alternative sites to visit when some have changed because of land useage.
Responsible tourism is something we care about. The places we visit are usually well off the beaten tourist track in regions that have a mostly rural economy. We consciously use only small, family-run agriturismos, hotels and restaurants that respect and support local communities and traditions.
N.B. We reserve the right to change the order of any itinerary to optimise what you might see and, in extreme cases, where a once flower rich meadow has been ploughed or eaten by goats, for example, to take you to another site.