Arcola is a small town located within the La Spezia province of Liguria, in north-western Italy. Set about 4 miles inland from the coastal city of La Spezia, Arcola is located on the foothills of the Apennines mountain range, which forms the backbone of the Italian peninsular. This makes Arcola the ideal rural retreat, where visitors can enjoy a more rustic Italy and relax in the clean mountain air. Visitors planning to spend their holidays in Arcola will discover that there is a more select choice of self catering rental accommodation available within the town, although for a greater choice of apartments and villas, La Spezia is close by.
Visitors spending their holidays in Arcola will find that the town is the ideal rural retreat. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, which cling to the surrounding hillsides, the town allows visitors the perfect atmosphere to soak up the ‘real’ Italy. The surrounding countryside is also an ideal location for the more active tourists to enjoy hiking, climbing and cycling. Water sports enthusiasts and those wishing to relax beside the Med. will discover that the beaches of the Italian Riviera are also just a short drive away from Arcola.
There are numerous historically interesting sites to be seen within Arcola. Dominating the town, the castle set at its highest point is perhaps the first place visitors enjoying their holidays in Arcola head. There are also several other interesting ancient castles and temples to be found close by, as well as the church of Nostra Signora, with its stunning 17th century altarpiece. For a greater range of attractions and amenities, tourists will find La Spezia well worth a visit. Here there are numerous architecturally fascinating buildings and landmarks: to include the 13th Century Castle of San Giorgio and the 12th century Church of Santa Maria Assunta. La Spezia also boasts several museums and galleries, of particular interest being the Amadeo Lia Museum and the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art.
As with much of Italy, visitors spending there holidays in Arcola can enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, although temperatures still tend to stay around 12 degrees Celsius. Arcola receives an average annual rainfall of around 17 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Arcola will discover that the nearest international airport is Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA), some 40 miles away. There are several airlines operating regular and affordable flights here from the UK, to include British Airways, Jet2 and Ryanair. These flights depart from several regional airports, such as London Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), Leeds Bradford (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Glasgow (GLA).