La Villa, the commercial centre of Bagni di Lucca, hosted a charming festival on the weekend. The fun activities were inspired by the stories of Pinocchio, which were written in the nearby village of Collodi.
There were stalls selling Pinocchio articles, arts and crafts, food (of course), games and activities for children and street performers.
Patrizia’s fruit shop with a few extra goodies.
Ilario from Del Sonno cooks up a storm.
What I loved the most was seeing children joining in a having fun doing simple things…… not a computer game in sight.
It was a good excuse for the adults to dress up and have some fun too.
Even a princess needs to eat.
If you are really lucky, you will happen upon one of these delightful local festivals when you are in Italy….bring a costume just in case.