With an expert local guide, you’ll learn the wolfs important role as a predator, its mastery of the Italian interior terrain, along with the historical and sometimes challenging relationship with humans here.
Since the ancient times, no animal has fired people’s imagination more than the wolf. An extraordinary, intelligent and adaptable predator, thriving in hostile environments and with scarce food resources, wolf packs once ranged over all of Europe before being persecuted out of existence across much of the continent.
A small number or wolves - maybe less than 100 - survived in Italy’s rugged central-southern Apennines at the end of the 1960s. Since then, the wolf has slowly but surely expanded its area through a spontaneous recolonisation process, and today 7 or 8 packs can be found roaming the Abruzzo National Park.
During this three-day experience you will discover the extraordinary social life of the wolf, following the paths and the valleys of the park on beautiful hikes.
With an expert local guide, you’ll learn about its important role as a predator, its mastery of the Italian interior, along with the historical and sometimes challenging relationship with humans here.
This wild landscape is also home to chamois, deer, the rare Marsican brown bear and golden eagles. As well as the wildlife, encounter this region’s welcoming people and its rustic villages characterized by simple but strong traditions that few visitors get to see.
The experience presents a really good chance to see or hear wolves, and with incorporated night sky viewing, wolf howling and all the fantastic local cuisine this is great nature based experience only a few hours from from Rome.
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