Well done Montefegatesi

The popular bar in Montefegatesi closed a while ago. This situation is never good for a village. Without a place to gather for a coffee and a chat the heart of a village can die.

The residents took matters into their own hands and opened one themselves.

It is just off the square near the entrance to Montefegatesi. Look for the sign in green…Circolo with an arrow.

It is opposite the pretty church and off to the right.

There is a terrace with a spectacular view.

Just in case you are looking for a bit of real estate in the village I spotted this great looking building near the bar.


The bar is closed Monday afternoons. Unfortunately that is the time I chose to visit so I can’t show you inside.

 

Celebrations in Monti di Villa

Monti di Villa is one of the beautiful village that make up Bagni di Lucca.

Over the next few days,14th, 15th and 16th August, the people of Monti di Villa will be celebrating the “descent from the altar of Madonna” . There will be church services, fun and games, an exhibition of photography and, of course, delicious food.

The celebrations will take place at the church of Santa Maria and Donatus at the lower end of Monti di Villa. (The bottom left of the photo).

Call Emiliana for more information or to book a place…(39) 328 7029889

Jazz in the park

Villa Fiori park in Ponte a Serraglio was filled with music on the weekend. Photos by Valerio Ceccarelli, see more on his Facebook page.

It was a gorgeous summer day and the music was enjoyed by many.

There was another music event on the weekend. Vaudeville Smash performed to an enthusiastic crowd in San Cassiano.  Photo by Paul Anthony Davies, see more on his Facebook page.

If you missed it you can catch another performance on Monday night in Piazza J Verraud at 9.15pm.

…summer in Bagni di Lucca.

 

Things happening in Vico Pancellorum, mountain bikes and music

Vico Pancellorum is one of the beautiful villages that make up Bagni di Lucca. Here is a programme of events there over the next few weeks.

If you have an interest in mountain bikes this could be for you.

…and this at Ponte a Serraglio.

Summer is a busy time in Bagni di Lucca.

Aperitivo at Eat Valley

We discovered a great new place to enjoy aperitivo not far from Bagni di Lucca, in Ghivizzano.

Eat Valley offers an excellent selection of wine and aperitivo delights. Everything was delicious. We decided to eat outside on a warm evening.

There are excellent tasting rooms inside. 

There is also a well stocked shop selling a range of local products.

The restaurant specialises in grilled meats.

Thank you Vera and Ronaldo for a delightful evening.

Eat Valley

 Viale Nazionale 193

(39) 370 3478099