Coreglia Antelminelli is in the Province of Lucca
located approximately 70 km northwest of Florence
, 25 km north of Lucca and 22km south east of Garfagnana
. The pretty town of Coreglia Antelminelli, an ancient estate of the Rolandinghi lords
of the lower Garfagnana, offers visitors wonderful accommodations and lodging options ranging from charming apartment rentals and condo rentals to lavish villa rentals and vacation rentals.
This town was transformed into a stronghold by the Antelminelli family from whom it takes its name. The heart of Coreglia still partly resembles a medieval fortress
which is a truly genuine Italian backdrop for the many vacation rental, condo rental, villa rental, apartment rental and local accommodation choices.
Among the most important monuments to see in Coreglia Antelminelli, is the Chiesa di San Marino (Saint Martin Church) and the Chiesa di San Michele, the remains of the ancient fortress. It is also home of the famous Museo della Figurina di Gesso e dell'emigrazione, museum of plaster figurines, situated in the beautiful Palazzo Vanni. The museum tells the story of the artisans who passed their skill from father to son right up to the present day.
When deciding to stay in any of the local accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals or villa rentals, visitors should note the numerous celebrations taking place in Coreglia Antelminelli. Among these is the "Our Lady of the Rosary's Feast
", held yearly on October 7th and showcases a variety of fine local crafts and foods.
Today Coreglia is a charming hilltop village
with several good restaurants, shops, post office, a pharmacy and many accommodation, vacation rental, villa rental and apartment rental options.
Garfagnana, the Versilian coastal resort can be found with a landscape that is very different from the traditional image of Tuscany.
Sheer, soaring mountain peaks, lush alpine meadows, ski-runs, vast areas of semi-wilderness where wolves are still spotted, great fortresses of medieval castles and villas, submerged villages and remote settlements where people live a life, hard and self-sufficient, that seems little changed this century.
Large parts of the Garfagnana are classified as regional Nature Reserves
(the Parco della Orecchiella is well worth a visit), and the whole area is one of the finest in Italy for walkers and hikers.