Bird watching – Birding trips to Italy
There are many bird tours, birding trips and birdwatching holiday companies out there, but if you are competent in your bird watching, have your own binoculars or telescope and bird watching kit, then you probably don’t need a guide or birdwatching package holidays.
All you need is the right location for your birding trip, somewhere off the beaten track, untouched by the ravages of modern life and mass tourism, well the Sibillini National Park in le Marche is just such a place and a must for the keen birdwatcher or wildlife enthuisiast.
Over recent years we have experienced increasing numbers of bird watchers, twitchers or birders at our Le Marche Villa, who appreciate birdwatching holidays in the unspoilt landscape, the superb views, its proximity to the Sibillini National Park and the medieval town of Sarnano, with its 20 restaurants and wonderful pace of life.
Birding holidays in the Sibillini National Park
Drive just 1km from our award winning self catering accommodation and you will find yourself in the Sibillini National Park that protects the wildlife and medieval villages in this beautiful stretch of the Apennine Mountains to the South West of Le Marche.
In the Sibillini Mountains you will find 10 peaks in excess of 2000m, rivers, stunning waterfalls, caves, gorges and lakes, all within easy reach of the Villa. Our past guest have found it a great place to bird watch. The best areas are all reachable by small roads and there are many tracks and trails that allow the visitor to immerse themselves far away from human life and find wildlife and rare birds.
On an Italy birding holiday in this part of Le Marche, the twitcher, birder or ornithologist can see more than 150 kinds of birds, including the golden eagle, the goshawk, the sparrow hawk, the rock partridge, the peregrine, the eagle owl, the wall creeper, the snow finch, and the chough.
Sustainable tourism and Birding tours
Our sustainable travel policy includes growing organic fruit and vegetables and adopting permaculture principles. As a result guests on Italy birdwatching holiday at our Le Marche villa accommodation have spotted many species without a bird guide; recent species include redstarts, golden orioles, the shrike, nightingales, rock partridge, cuckoos, blackcaps, goldfinches, skylarks….
Italy Birdwatching holidays – Wetland birds
15 km from the villa is a wetland or march alongside the river Chienti; which is home to many impressive bird species such as Purple Herons, cranes, Cetti’s warbler, Marsh harriers, Great Reed warblers, lapwings, ducks and grebes. The habitat and birdwatching in this area changes in the Summer months when the march is flooded and becomes a reservoir or lake.
A bird watching holiday in Le Marche at Villa San Raffaello
Villa San Raffaello is located near the incredible medieval town of Sarnano (named one of the most beautiful villages i n Italy) and only a few steps from the Sibillini National Park in the Le Marche Region of Italy.
Our Italian holiday villa received the 2012 tripadvisor award for “Excellence”. We have 4 self catering Italian holiday apartments in total set in a large landscaped garden with a big pool, vineyard and stunning mountain views.
Come on a birding trip, bird watching at the Villa, just bring your binoculars and you will be amazed at the stunning views, the wonderful local area and villages and will also see more than your fair share of unusual birds.
You can pick your own organic fruit and vegetables from the Le Marche villa garden, visit the many great restaurants nearby and sample the slow food and great local wines.