Lovers’ walk

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Beside the Lima River at La Villa is the lovely walkway dedicated to the English poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, who spent a few summers in Bagni di Lucca in the 1800s. The path was created from the drainage channel of an ancient millpond.

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The 2 English poets wrote some of their sonnets during their visits to Bagni di Lucca in 1848, 1853 and 1857. The walk was dedicated to the pair in 2008.

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You can find an entrance to the walk near Conad, where you see the sign beside the road.

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There is a path to the walk beside the Teatro Accademico, where there is also access to the pedestrian bridge. It is possible to enter the walk from a couple of places at the other end of La Villa as well.

28 thoughts on “Lovers’ walk

  1. I often walk down this path and enjoy watching the running water and sounds of the river. Very peaceful. Wendy

  2. thanks for the ongoing reminders of Bagni Debra, we are back in Ponte a Serraglio in 2 weeks and so looking forward to seeing everything and everyone again – we haven’t had a chance to get over for 3 months as we have been busy refurbing our house in England

  3. Maybe Browning wrote these in Bagni di Lucca, while walking together with Barrett :

    Yet I will but say what mere friends say,
    Or only a thought stronger;
    I will hold your hand but as long as all may,
    Or so very little longer!

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