Ortonovo is a small town, idyllically nestled within the green hills between the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany. The town is officially located within the La Spezia province of Liguria, but its geographical location ensures it also enjoys a typically Tuscan landscape and atmosphere. Visitors wishing to spend their holidays in Ortonovo will discover that this most conveniently located town offers a great choice of self catering rental accommodation, to include villas, apartments and rustic old Italian farmhouses.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Ortonovo will discover that the town is the perfect base from where they can enjoy outdoor activities and explore the glorious surrounding countryside. The UNESCO World Heritage designated Cinque Terre National Park is close by, with its dramatic coastal landscape dotted with pretty villages. The rolling Tuscan landscape, which has been the inspiration for so many artists over the years, is also there to be explored. This can either be enjoyed by hiring a car, or the more athletic tourists may wish to hike or cycle there way around the region’s stunning, olive grove covered countryside.
The medieval walled town of Ortonovo boasts numerous historically fascinating buildings and sites, which reflect its long and diverse history. Of particular interest to visitors enjoying their holidays in Ortonovo is the 17th century Guinigi Tower, which was originally part of an ancient castle. The 15th Century Church of St. James and St. Philip is another popular draw for those with historical interests, as are the Volpiglione Castle and the Fortress of the Frazione of Nicola. Those visitors staying in Ortonovo who are happy to travel further afield from the town will find that the culturally fascinating Tuscan cities of Pisa and Florence are both within a comfortable driving distance away.
Visitors spending there holidays in Ortonovo will discover that this region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are sunny and warm, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s or early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are milder, although temperatures still average at around 10 - 13 degrees Celsius. Ortonovo receives an average annual rainfall of around 18 inches, the majority of which falls in the autumn or winter.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Ortonovo will find that Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) is the nearest international airport. There are a number of companies operating regular flights here from the UK, including British Airways, Alitalia and Ryanair. These flights depart from several regional airports, such as London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI) and Newcastle(NCL).