Coreglia is an ancient hill town, voted some years ago to be one of the nicest villages in Italy. The streets are traffic free, making it safe for children to explore. Recently the village featured in the BBC programme 'Who do you think you are' which traced the actress Susan Sarandon's family to Coreglia. The village was famous in the 19C for its beautifully crafted figurines, and there is an interesting museum dedicated to the art. In 2005 Coreglia was voted as one of the nicest villages in Italy
The Garfagnana/ Mediavalle area is recreational, superb for walking, mountain biking, fishing and other outdoor activities. We have links with an outdoor activities agency 'Apuans Exploring Mountains'. Nearby Castelnuovo is a market town with fine shops and a weekly market. Also nearby are the resort towns of Bagni di Lucca, with its famous spa baths, and Barga, with its music festivals and art. The art city of Lucca is only 30 minutes drive, and there is a local train service.