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.
They have a spectacular view over the surrounding mountains from their terrace.
Mauro makes beautiful wood carvings which he sells from a pretty little shop in Ponte a Serraglio.
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.
The church at the start of the village.
Keeping watch over Lugliano.
A beautiful view.
The little road winds up the hill to the main part of the village.
Come for a walk around Lugliano.
The views over La Villa, Ponte a Serraglio and beyond are wonderful.
Lugliano looks good from below as well.
Say hello Mauro and Daniela at their shop in Ponte a Serraglio in the summer months. It is beside the Bar Italia.
I love these blogs with the images, the village scenery and the people. Do keep em coming, thanks, Susan
Thank you. It is fun to go to the villages that make up Bagni di Lucca and meeting the residents is the best.
that is soo cool! I think I need a vacation and go there 😉
You should visit Bagni di Lucca….it’s gorgeous.
Lovely! You have a great eye for the little details that make these villages so charming. Love the washing line pcture!
It is easy to find gorgeous things in Bagni di Lucca, we are very lucky to live there, you full time and me part time.
Beyond wonderful Debra! Those views… And what a lovely couple. Mauro’s timber work is so sweet.
Mauro’s work is beautiful. He was working on a commission there.
Thank you Debra, now I know who is the author of the carvings! Lugliano is a beautiful place.
Hopefully you will meet lovely Daniela and Mauro next time you are in Bagni di Lucca.
Nice! I love the two little cat statues sitting and relaxing on the wall.
They are very cute ( I think they are frogs)
So very charming.It makes my heart ache to see these gorgeous towns and not be able to be there right now. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Hopefully you will be back in October.
Takes me away!
I hope you come to visit soon.
What a great view to the valley floor below. I can almost smell Summer! Love all of his tools of the trade.
The views from Lugliano are amazing and it was a gorgeous clear day when I visited.
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.
I have admired his handy work so many times! Thanks.
Now you know what Mauro looks like you can say hello when you see him in Bagni di Lucca.
The views are magnificent from every angle. Love Mauro’s woodwork!
Our mountains are gorgeous. From Ponte a Serraglio I get to look up at them.
Heaven on earth! I love your posts, I can see why you live there! I would love to!
I am very lucky to be able to spend 6 months every year in Bagni di Lucca. Buying our place there was the best thing we have ever done.
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. 😀
Ow, I also have a collection of those plate souvenirs including other countries, but my mom gave them away to my aunties. 😦 Hehe
I have a plate wall in my Italian house. It has been fun to collect them.
Mauro does beautiful work. It was lovely to watch him create something while I watched.
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