Colourful Casoli

Casoli sits 586 metres above sea level on the edge of a steep cliff over the Lima River. It is 13 kilometres from La Villa, the centre of Bagni di Lucca. Take the Brennero towards Abetone and cross the lovely Ponte Maggio and follow the narrow, winding road to the village.

There is a car park at the entrance to Casoli, in front of the bar/cafe, which wasn’t open on the day I was there.

Casoli

Not far away is a lovely little church, and beside it the mule track to the next village.

Casoli

Casoli

The old washing area is still there, but no longer used.

Casoli

Come for a walk through Casoli.

There are a couple of gorgeous B&Bs in the village.

Casoli

Casoli

Casoli

Casoli

I absolutely love the climbing roses at the entrance of this beautiful accommodation.

The views from Casoli are spectacular.

Casoli

Casoli

 

Casoli

Casoli

Every one of Bagni di Lucca’s villages has something special to offer…don’t miss Casoli. I hope to find the restaurant open on my next visit. I have heard good reports.

Casoli

Casoli

Alberigi…for your outdoor stuff

There is a great shop at Chifenti where you can buy all kinds of great things for your garden. They also sell pizza ovens, pellets for your heater and lots of other things.

Alberigi Marco

I spotted these wonderful old water pipes and thought they would look good in the garden at Casa Debbio, but someone had beaten me to them…I should call in more often.

Alberigi

We bought a lovely travertine garden table and bench seats at Alberigi.  They also have tiled tables, outdoor paving and some great old things that he finds. I’m sure you will find something you can’t live without here.

http://www.alberigimarcostore.it

Via del Piano 6,

Chifenti

Phone…(39) 0583 895585

 

Bridge reflections

There can never be too many photos of the magnificent Ponte della Maddalena. Sometimes you can be very lucky and find the river below as smooth as glass, offering gorgeous reflections.

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Walk to the top for beautiful views of the valley.

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

Devil's bridge

I love this bridge…when I see it I know I am not far from Bagni di Lucca.

 

Canyon Park, a new adventure experience

Bagni di Lucca has an excellent new addition…and adventure park on the Lima River at Scesta near Cocciglia…on the Brennero road towards Abetone. It is called Canyon Park.

Canyon Park

Access is from the free car park at the Campo Sportivo via a short track. It is the first Adventure Park to be set up within a canyon.

There is a zip line, high wire suspension bridge and more. It is also possible to go rafting on the river. Take a look as these fabulous photos taken by Ruggero Mengoni.

Adventure park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Adventure Park Bagni di Lucca

Canyon Park Bagni di Lucca

Doesn’t this look like great fun?? Have you been yet? I would love to hear all about it.

There are more photo on Bagni di Lucca and Beyond. Click here to take a look.

www.canyonpark.it

Phone (39) 327 6153483

info@canyonpark.it

Photographs…www.ruggeromengoni.com