We set off on a lazy Sunday afternoon to visit Brandeglio, one of the villages of Bagni di Lucca. It sits 629 metres above sea level, 6.5 kilometres from La Villa. It has a population of 67 people.
We parked in the car park outside the village and made our way through the winding streets.
The early summer gardens were gorgeous and the window boxes especially lovely.
I found an old motorcycle that had been put to good use.
We found the lovely old church.
Inside there was a beautiful altar and a painting of the last supper.
There is always a snoozing cat.
This one woke up for his photo.
In the piazza we came upon this sign.
Just as well we had parked the car outside the village. There was to be a procession later that afternoon. The square and chapel were decorated for the occasion.
There was a little girl with a basket of rose petals trying to decorate the square but the wind was ruining her work.
What a pity we couldn’t stay for the festivities, the square looked beautiful with its rose petals, despite the wind.
The views from Brandeglio are stunning.
Take the time to drive up to Brandeglio. Like all the villages that make up Bagni di Lucca, it has its own character.