With a wide range of flora and fauna, and indefinite number of places and beaches where you can set a tent and enjoy with your family, Italy is undoubtedly one of the best places to go camping in. And along with camping in large fields and open areas comes the thrill of coming across wild animals and beasts that the country if famous for. Find out the 7 Lovely Places To Camp In Italy.
Here is a list of 10 animals that you might see while camping in Italy.
Famous for being known as the European bee-eater, this opulently colored bird is often found feeding on bees over the lands of Tuscany. Grucciones can often be found nesting near the banks of water bodies, occurring mostly in the months of summer.
This prized breed of cattle is one of the most magnificent animals that you find on the coastline of the stony beaches all over Italy. The sturdy horns often in the shape of moons and lyres is a striking feature, giving them a unique look and making them easily identifiable.
Also known as the Apennine wolf, this species has a history of having appeared in the Italian culture as the guardian of the founders of Rome. They usually live in packs and have been spotted the most along the Italian peninsula as well as the Apennine mountains, after which the wolf has been named.
Paradoxical to its other name, scarce swallowtail, this is one of the most frequently seen butterfly among campers. It is a large butterfly which has shades of white and yellow as the most primary colors on its wings. The orange and black spot and a structure at the end of the wings that looks like a tail give it a unique appearance.
This large prey bird is found mostly in the hilly regions and camping stations at a higher seal level. What gives it a distinguished attribute is its white body that has streaks and patterns of dark shades on it. Although known to be the silent type, they have been observed to be quite noisy at their nests.
On one of your lucky days, you might come across the smallest known mammal, weighing only about 1.8 grams. They prefer warm climates and often hide behind trees and bushes which again makes them a difficult sight, also because they tend to be aggressive when confronted all of a sudden.
This species of bats, also known as the common bent-wing bat, is found mostly in the warmer areas such as Naples and if eminent for making the largest colonies. These mammals use the hollows in the caves to keep up the body energy and trap heat to keep themselves from getting too cold.
European Green Woodpecker
The red crown on the top of the heads of these woodpeckers gives them a rather exquisite characteristic. They are often recognized by their loud and distinguished calls. It is also one of the three largest woodpeckers found in entire Europe.
This animal belonging to the Felidae family is more common in mountainous regions and is characterized by its small bobby tail which is pitch black towards the end. Its fur is known to be brighter in summers and a little towards a comparatively duller shade in the months of winter. So, depending on the month you’re visiting, make sure you watch out for the right colors.
The male species of this butterfly has dark yellow wings while the females have a lighter shade, that dissolves into a greener shade towards the corners. It is found in a higher frequency towards the Mediterranean areas, towards the Southern parts of Italy.
Despite of there being a very diversified range of fauna in Italy, it is only a keen mind and a set of observant eyes that’ll make sure that you do not miss out on any of these beautiful species. So, don’t think twice before deciding any region in Italy as your next campsite, for it has so much in store for you, you’ll always have to be on the lookout.