Flower petals in Brandeglio

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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.

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The early summer gardens were gorgeous and the window boxes especially lovely.

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I found an old motorcycle that had been put to good use.

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We found the lovely old church.

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Inside there was a beautiful altar and a painting of the last supper.

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There is always a snoozing cat.

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This one woke up for his photo.

In the piazza we came upon this sign.

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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.

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There was a little girl with a basket of rose petals trying to decorate the square but the wind was ruining her work.

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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.

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Take the time to drive up to Brandeglio. Like all the villages that make up Bagni di Lucca, it has its own character.

26 thoughts on “Flower petals in Brandeglio

  1. The little girl is delightful. We have been to Brandeglio a few times. I remember that some five years ago they were restoring the little chapel frescoes. I must go back to see them.

  2. Thank you for this – it is just what I need on a Monday morning in England (even though it’s actually sunny here for a change!). I love Lucca, Bagni di Lucca and the surrounding villages and hope to return some day soon.

  3. This is a beautifully simple Corpus Domini Debra. I love the little girl. Who could not? I have a few snaps to post soon for the same day in Perugia. It’s a big thing, different everywhere but there are always petals! Gorgeous shots as always. x

  4. Though I have chosen a more sensible and practical location for my Italian ‘retreat’, the Bagni di Lucca area remains my favourite place in Italy. This post reminds me so much of all the visits to view property in these villages, wonderful places, but always seemingly at the very highest point, with impossible climbs up 1:2 slopes and no vehicular access or parking! No wonder most residents sell their properties with furniture included!

    Wonderful photographs as usual Debra… Thank you.

    • Thank you for doing that. I am coming back to Bagni di Lucca on 6th September for 2 months. I would love to come back to Brandeglio and find out more about your lovely village. Perhaps we could meet and walk around Brandeglio together.

  5. Debra, thank you for making my wife Fiona very happy! Your first photo shows the back way up to our cantina of our beautiful piccola casa a Brandeglio. Despite us having to spend too much time in England (to earn to love Brandeglio!) Fiona tried planting some window baskets this year and hope they stay alive (they are juist turning this week!).
    Your blog is great and you capture the flavour so wonderfully, we are new followers!!!
    Ciao Bish & Fiona

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