Meet Daniela and Mauro from Lugliano

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Lugliano is on top of the hill in the photo….that little bump with the tower beside it is the main part of the village. You can just see a row of houses along the ridge.

Daniela and Mauro are the parents of my lovely friend Paolo, so they were the obvious choice for me to talk to about Lugliano, the village that sits high above Ponte a Serraglio, just a few kilometres drive up the winding road behind my apartment.

Daniela and Mauro live in a beautiful house with a great garden that keeps Daniela busy.

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They have a spectacular view over the surrounding mountains from their terrace.

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Mauro makes beautiful wood carvings which he sells from a pretty little shop in Ponte a Serraglio.

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Mauro and Daniela met in the village, not very far from where they now live. I took a walk along the ridge where Lugliano sits and up the hill to the little cluster of houses there.

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The church at the start of the village.

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Keeping watch over Lugliano.

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A beautiful view.

The little road winds up the hill to the main part of the village.

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Come for a walk around Lugliano.

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The views over La Villa, Ponte a Serraglio and beyond are wonderful.

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Lugliano looks good from below as well.

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Say hello Mauro and Daniela at their shop in Ponte a Serraglio in the summer months. It is beside the Bar Italia.

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32 thoughts on “Meet Daniela and Mauro from Lugliano

  1. But how unsentimentally Italian to have rented land immediately adjacent to the village to cell phone companies to erect hideous phone masts (my opinion anyway) that are visible from everywhere and how clever of you, Deb, to have managed to take so many photos without including them even once.

    • I did give it a mention in the first photo,and it is hiding behind a tree in the last photo, you really can’t miss it in long shots. I’m doing my bit, I never use a mobile phone in Italy.

  2. You take such wonderful pictures. Having seen arts being created in the process of it is such an awesome witnessing experience, esp. knowing Italy as an artful country. During my residency there, I lived in an apartment with a neighbor who also does wood carvings for a living. He made my frame of a painting I bought. I also snagged his unfinished wooden ship. Another, I went to a house of the artist where I buy most of the paintings I bought in Italy. Other things I have brought with me across the sea are capodichino’s and tapestries from Florence. πŸ˜€

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