From the snow-capped Dolomites to the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea: many people know Italy's spectacular landscapes. But "Bella Italia" has much more to offer, namely a wild, unknown side! Rare animals such as the Abruzzo chamois, pink flamingos and even giant sharks live away from tourist streams and hotly sought-after destinations. The two-part "Wild Italy" portrays nature between the toe of a boot and the peaks of the Alps with enchanting pictures.
From the Alps to Tuscany:
The wild north of Italy: In the Dolomites, only specialists for ice and snow like the ibex can survive in the high mountains during the long winter months. The golden eagle, the "king of the air", rounds majestically at lofty heights. On the Adriatic coast in the vast Po Delta lies a fantastic bird paradise for rare water birds such as purple herons and pink flamingos. And in lovely Tuscany you can discover fighting stag beetles and peaceful grazing turtles...
From Sardinia to Abruzzo:
The wild south of Italy: wild horses and imposing mouflons live in Sardinia. Around the dream island hides a breathtaking underwater world, in which the giant shark fishes tiny creatures out of the water. The landscape of the largest Mediterranean island Sicily is dominated by its volcanoes. There, wall bees and lizards feel at home in the remains of old temples. And the wild heart of southern Italy beats in Abruzzo, home to a rare species of chamois in inaccessible heights...…more