Press

Altana Europe, Feature-length Press

“Altana Europe offers tailormade Tuscan experiences to anyone with a genuine interest in ecology, land management and fieldcraft. A passionate ornithologist and gifted angler, Rampley spends his time guiding clients around the lakes, rivers, woods and hills of his adopted land: from birdwatching in the Giardino Torrigiani to fishing on the Arno and stalking wild boar in the drained marshland of Maremma, his knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious, and his contacts second to none.” How to Spend It (March, 2018)

“...the trip was stylish, impeccably well organised and hugely entertaining.” Country Life

“Globe-trotting wildlife guide Oliver Rampley... is an avian specialist, and his spy-grade Swarovski spotting scope offers Planet Earth close ups of every purple crest and turquoise beak”  Financial Times Weekend

“Rampley's knowledge and experience make for an erudite interaction with wildlife”  Country & Town House

“Oliver Rampley, the Florence-based Brit behind exclusive outfit Altana Europe, is one of Italy's most informed guides, with a portfolio of impressive private accommodations.” How to Spend It (October 2018)

Fishing in Florence, Selected Feature-length Press 2014 - 2017

“Having never quite grasped the appeal of angling, in the hours ahead I fall for it hook, line and sinker. It probably helps that someone else is there to do all that tedious untangling and knotting. The cold beers are also a factor, as is the promise of a multicourse Italian feast to follow. Principally, though, the setting is just so relentlessly majestic.” Financial Times Weekend

“Fishing in Florence is an intimate and bespoke operation. It does exactly what it says on the pack. It’s fishing, in Florence – with Italy’s most sought after guide.” FlyFishing & FlyTying