Lucchio

Lucchio, at 780 metres above sea level, is one of the higher villages of Bagni di Lucca. Stone houses cling to the side of the mountain, making you wonder how on earth they were built all those years ago.

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There is a ruin of a fortress at the top of the village. The fortress successfully defended the town against invaders in the centuries of fighting in the area.

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We didn’t make it to the very top….next time

Of course there are magnificent views from the village.

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Not many people live in Lucchio now, but the village is well preserved and there are some lovely buildings and well kept gardens. We spent an hour or 2 wandering (slowly, these streets are steep ) It is said that the hens in Lucchio lays square eggs to prevent them from rolling down the hill.

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Don’t overlook Lucchio in your travels in Bagni di Lucca. It is the last village on the way to Abetone.

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Thank you Italy Magazine for choosing Lucchio as the Best Single Travel Post in the Blogger Awards and thank you to all those who voted for Bella Bagni di Lucca.

Here are some other posts on Bella Bagni di Lucca you might find interesting.

An Old Tradition in Bagni di Lucca

A Pool with a View

Medieval Archery Competition

Meet Tina from Ponte a Serraglio

The Villages of Bagni di Lucca

25 thoughts on “Lucchio

  1. Thanks for this Debra. I’ve not got my mind map up and running at the moment. Where is Lucchio in relation to Bagni?

    • It is on the way to Abetone, on the right side of the road if you are heading towards Abetone. You actually briefly leave the Lucca boundary, and drive into Pistoia area, before crossing the river back into Lucca province and then on to Lucchio via a narrow, winding road. If you drive on and look back, you will see Lucchio clinging almost vertically to the side of the mountain…it is stunning.

  2. Hello Debra we know the village and we have been there several times! Do you know the story of Lucchio? The lady from the café told us in italian: A Lucchio le galline hanno il canestro al sedere per non fare rotolare le uova a valle!!

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  5. Fabulous journey. It was a cloudy the one day I was there, but I found it fascinating. Only spent about 30 minutes walking, but would have loved more.

    … and congrats on this one making the shortlist for an award.

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