Coreglia Antelminelli is a true hideaway in the depths of the Lucca countryside in Tuscany. The countryside in the region is absolutely stunning, littered by a handful of small, historic towns and villages, but a holiday rental in Coreglia Antelminelli genuinely is ‘off the beaten track’, worlds away from the bustle of your everyday life. Coreglia Antelminelli is a real stronghold of Tuscan tradition, and if you are looking to enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine, lifestyles and scenery, a holiday villa in Coreglia Antelminelli is the perfect solution.
Coreglia Antelminelli is an atmospheric hillside town whose old, stone centre lies in the shadow of the imposing tower of the Church of San Marino which can be seen for many miles. Being a rural getaway, tourist facilities are thin, but you can still enjoy a luxurious holiday, eating well in the handful of great family restaurants, and shopping in the charming little shops which line the steep streets.
There is a wonderful little museum in Coreglia Antelminelli, the ‘Museo della Figurina di Gesso e dell’emigrazione’, devoted to plaster figurines! The museum is located here for a reason, the style and process were developed in the town in the 16th century, and figurines were distributed across the country. There are some magnificent artefacts, and the story of the industry is told with wonderful enthusiasm.
As with many of the towns in the Media Valle and Garfagnana regions, walking holidays are absolutely fantastic from self catering Coreglia Antelminelli accommodation. Northern Tuscany has some of the most unspoilt landscapes in the whole of Italy, with beautiful landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see, seemingly untouched by the hand of man. Forested slopes, dramatic gorges and soaring peaks make the perfect setting for walking and hiking, and the diversity of the wildlife in the area makes exploring an absolute delight.
The medieval walled city of Barga is a beautiful place to explore. Build on top of a hill, deep in the mountains, Barga is both ideally situated for walking, and filled with medieval attractions, including the Cathedral, which is filled with masterpieces of Romanesque art.
Summers are very hot in Coreglia Antelminelli, with average temperatures during July and August reaching around 26˚C. Spring and autumn are perfect for walking holidays, as the heat is taken out of the middle of the day. Winters can be cold, with snow not uncommon.
The closest airport to a Coreglia Antelminelli villa is Pisa International Airport (PSA). There are regular connections to Pisa, but only from London Stansted. Alternatively, Florence Airport (FLR) is a little further but receives a larger range of inbound flights. Taking a hire car is advisable due to the truly remote location of a Coreglia Antelminelli villa.