Monti di Villa is one of the higher villages in Bagni di Lucca at almost 600 metres above sea level. It is made up of 3 hamlets…Lugnano, the higest, Bugnano, the abandoned village, and Riolo. Today about 100 people live in Monti di Villa.
Lugnano, which is signposted Monti di Villa, sits along a ridge with mountains forming an impressive backdrop.
A narrow path winds its way through the village. Come for a walk to see Monti di Villa.
On one side of the village there are views across Bagni di Lucca, Lugliano is visible in the distance.
There are some pretty houses in Monti di Villa.
I love this staircase.
I spotted some interesting decorations.
I found a wonderful collection of doorways.
As usual I made friends with a couple of village cats.
On the other side of Monti di Villa there are views across to Veteglia and the mountains.
There is a large church at the bottom of the village. It was closed or I would have taken you inside.
There was a single yellow rose and a bush covered in brightly covered berries of some kind.
The village will look completely different in a few weeks when spring begins.