Italy has the highest variety of native vascular flora in Europe. There are 200 species of orchids in Tuscany alone. In the central Apennines there are also endemic newts, bears, wolves...
The Alps in northern Italy have the highest number of butterflies in Europe. Thanks to citizen science platforms, their monitoring in the country has recently revealed an equivalent number of rare endemic species in the central Apennines, but they’re tiny, isolated populations on high mountains needing urgent protection...Read More
You could get lost in deep beech forests, cross flowery meadows or climb wild rocks and hear the golden eagle’s cry, while you still cherish in your heart the sound of the ancient bells of medieval monasteries.
What could be more intriguing than planning excursions along themed itineraries that include both biodiversity protection hotspots and highlights of the Italian unparalleled historical heritage?...Especially since they're steeped in culinary delights! Tuscany and Umbria are great for all three aspects.Read More
Rare butterflies like Apatura ilia live in the Casentino forests of Tuscany. Wings with mesmerizing iridescent colours, or camouflaged as soft leaves...
I’m an Italian -South African writer based in France. Like many, travelling closer in recent times has made me rediscover our local hidden gems. I have picked up my paint brush and now creative partners are joining in the journey. This is the story behind The Wild Charm Factory...Read More
We have hand-crafted these sterling silver earrings with rose gold plating and yellow diamonds to reflect the beauty of the rare Fritillaria montana lily found in the wild heart of central Italy's mountains, celebrated by our focus on the hidden gems of Nature.
The Wild Charm collection is inspired by Nature and custom made with exceptional care by Desert Diamonds. Each jewel is specially designed by the founder of The Wild Charm Factory to reflect a rare or symbolic species.Read More
Local photographers who have a passion for Nature and the places they live in and know so well, showcase the natural gems, beautiful landscapes and special people of the wild heart of Italy.
The selected images are created by highly specialized, often published authors, who care deeply for the environment. Passionate photographers are welcome to show or sell their work via The Wild Charm Factory.Read More