Corfino is a picturesque mountain-top village, located within the Lucca province of northern Tuscany, in central Italy. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Corfino will discover that the village offers a good choice of self-catering rental accommodation. There are apartments set within character buildings, as well villas enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding Apennines mountain range, the so called ‘backbone’ of the Italian peninsula.
Most visitors looking to spend their holidays in Corfino choose this village as a destination due to its magnificent location: close to the extensive botanical gardens, or ‘Orto Botanico’ of the same name. The gardens are unusual in that they are located at an altitude of 1370 meters and this height preserves fauna indigenous to the Apennines, as well as reproducing other regional environments. The gardens also contain a large collection of fossils. Many visitors to Corfino may simply wish to explore the dramatic landscape of the mountainous Garfagnana region surrounding the village.
Many visitors spending their holidays in Corfino will be looking to explore the Lucca region more extensively. The city of the same name is especially famous for its well preserved city walls, constructed in the Renaissance era. Lucca also boasts a wealth of basilica-style churches, many dating back to the 8th century. There are also a number of architecturally varied and interesting Piazzi, including the Piazza Napoleone and Piazza Verdi. The nearby Roman amphitheatre is well worth a visit, as is Duomo di San Martino, or St Martin’s Cathedral.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Corfino will discover that although Tuscany has a warm Mediterranean climate, this region of the province is somewhat cooler, due to its altitude. Summers are still generally hot and dry, with temperatures easily reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures often dropping below 5 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for Corfino is around 25 inches, often falling as snow at higher altitudes.
Travellers wishing to spend their holidays in Corfino will start their travels by flying to either Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa (PSA), or Peretola Airport in Florence (FLR), a few miles to the south. There are a number of airlines operating flights to both airports from the UK, including British Airways, Easyjet, Jet2.com and Ryanair. These flights depart from several UK airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).