The excursions with Irene Belli, an environmental excursion guide, are experiences that will make you experience the area and the village of Pitigliano in an unusual way. In fact, Irene organizes thematic guided tours based on archeology – a subject in which she is an expert – on geology, botany, traditions and much more.
It will lead you along the Vie Cave, the traced and untraced paths, under the shining sun, when the tuff lights up with the brightest colors and in the magic of the night, in the light of the moon and the stars. In the nocturnal silences of the Tuscan Maremma, the only thing that speaks is nature and the voice of Irene who, without breaking the spell, will let you notice that footprint in the ground, that rustle in the trees, that detail engraved in the tuff. And with the playback technique it will let you listen to the songs of nocturnal birds of prey live.
Walking together with Irene, you will discover unearthed cities and ancient necropolises excavated by the Etruscans, you will learn the secrets of the Rasennas and you will understand why this people created the Vie Cave, which characterize the territory of the Tufo Cities so much.
Along the way you will learn about the plant species of the area, their use in daily life in the past and in folk medicine. You will admire the beauty of wild orchids, so tiny as to escape an inattentive gaze but not that of our guide: little jewels that have nothing to envy to their more showy tropical sisters.
You will learn to recognize birdsong, fallen feathers, animal footprints and, for the entertainment of the little ones, even what they leave on the less noble ground. For those who want to learn more, Irene organizes events dedicated to birdwatching (the observation of avifauna) and biowatching (the observation of the life forms that inhabit a territory). In the Agriturismo Le Sorgenti, which she manages together with his partner Alessandro, thanks to her passion for archeology and nature, she has created an orchard of ancient native Tuscan fruits and a butterfly garden.
Irene will take you through Pitigliano to reach the paths, focusing on the main monuments of the village, telling you the story of the typical products: the sfratto, the oil, the wine and the cheese, with possible tastings. Trekking program for groups, groups of friends and families with environmental education activities for adults and children. Hikers will enjoy small experiments on rivers and games on the nuances of nature, the calls…
With Irene, the guided tour turns into a little adventure.
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