The neo-classical building sits beside the lovely Camaione stream, which enters the nearby Lima River at Ponte a Serraglio.
The Demidoff Temple was built in 1831 by grateful Russian Prince, Nicolaj Demidoff, who was delighted to have his gout cured in the thermal waters of Bagni di Lucca. The round building with 4 pillars was designed by architect Giacomo Marracci. It followed the building in 1826 of the Demidoff Hospital, joined by a bridge to the temple. The hospital is now the Villaggio Globale, a holistic health centre.
Amazing Shots! Congrats =)
The view from Magnolia’s apartment–>the Demidoff Temple! Love it! Thanks Deb!
I’m sure I took some of these from Villa Talenti.
Beautiful photographs, so beautiful. Thank you dear Deb, love, nia
It is a lovely litte building.
Another beautiful building in beautiful Bagni di Lucca. Great photos, Debra!
We have lots to choose from.
what’s inside that roundness?!
I’m not really sure…probably the deck chairs are stored there in winter.
oh rats! I had hoped for a magical room! <:-D
I will try to sneak a look next time I see the door open.
Beautiful photos, Deb! xx
It is a great looking building.
Hi Deb, thank you for the lovely photos of the Demidoff temple. Why are these beautiful buildings not maintained by the city of Bagni di Lucca….I little repair would go a long way, furthermore a little pruning and gardening would not hurt as well…..but I do love the photos, keep them coming, farewell from California.
The Demidoff Temple is part of Villagio Globale, so I guess it is their responsibility to maintain it. The comune has very little money to do anything. I would like to see soem of the residents get involved in a bit of maintenance.
Great pics of the Demidoff Temple. Why is it we don’t build like this anymore. Everything’s concrete block these days.
Styles change all the time. Some modern buildings look great…and others not so great.
It must have been exceptional when it was first built as it is still lovely.
I’m sure people in the village were very impressed when it first appeared.
Ben arrivata back to BDL. Wish I could be there also. Thank you for the lovely photos of the Demidoff temple; it’s one of the nice things we pass on our route from BDL to Pieve.
It is a very cute little building, I pass it regularly on my walks.
I organised a beautiful wedding ceremony in here last October. It was just stunning. I have some great internal pictures if you’d like to see them Debra.
I would love to see some photos of the inside.When are you back in town?