Tellaro is a small coastal village, located close to the town of Lerici, set along the Gulf of Spezia in Liguria, north-western Italy. The village’s dramatic location, sandwiched between rugged coastline to one side and steep hillside to the other, attracts many visitors. Perhaps the most famous fan has been the British poet, D.H. Lawrence, who described the medieval village as being ‘one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited’ back in 1913. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Tellaro will discover that there is a select choice of self catering apartments available for rental within the village itself. There is an even greater choice of accommodation, to include villas and rustic cottages, to be found in the surrounding countryside.
Visitors spending their holidays in Tellaro will find that the village is the perfect escape from their otherwise busy lives. They may relax in one of the restaurants and cafés lining the village’s harbour, whilst taking in the strong aromas of the many lemon, orange and pine tress which surround the village. The slightly more energetic visitors may wish to explore the village’s many winding streets and alleyways, lined with pretty shuttered houses and villas, which all seem to eventually lead uphill to the 17th century Oratory of San Maria in Selaa.
Many visitors spending their holidays in Tellaro may wish to take a break from all the relaxation and explore the Ligurian landscape beyond the village. The pretty harbour town of Lerici is just a few miles along the coast and boasts a slightly larger selection of shops, restaurants and other tourist amenities. The imposing castle which dominates the town is now the home of the Museum of Palaeontology. Further up the coast, the city of La Spezia is well worth a visit. As well as having numerous interesting landmarks and buildings, the city also boasts several diverse museums and galleries. The city is also ideal for those in search of some retail therapy: with its great choice of shops and boutiques lining its Piazzas and boulevards.
Visitors spending there holidays in Tellaro will discover that this region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and very sunny, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s to early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are comfortably mild, with temperatures averaging at around 12 degrees Celsius. Tellaro receives an average annual rainfall of around 17 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Tellaro will have the choice of either flying to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) or Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA). However, the majority of the more regular flights fly to Pisa. These flights are operated by such airlines as British Airways, Ryanair, Alitalia and Jet2.com, departing from several regional UK airports, such as London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Glasgow (GLA) and Leeds Bradford (LBA).