On one of our rare sunny spring days I visited Granaiola to walk through the village and enjoy the spectacular views of Ponte a Serraglio and several other villages that make up Bagni di Lucca from the high vantage point.
Granaiola is a short drive from Ponte a Serraglio. The car park is at the top of the village…come for a walk with me through the narrow streets.
There is a fine selection of green doors.
I found a couple of renovators’ delights for you.
There is always a cat or two.
I ran into the delightful Stefano who lives alone in Granaiola since his beloved wife died three years ago. The photo I took didn’t turn out well, but here is one I took a couple of years ago at a celebration in Bagni di Lucca when he was wearing his spectacular Bersaglieri hat.
His companion is the lovely Stellina. I’m sure Stellina is a very pampered cat.
…now the views from Granaiola. You can see Lugliano on a mountain top nearby.
…and Colle below.
There are wonderful views of Ponte a Serraglio on either side of the Lima River.
Pieve di Monti di Villa and Monti di Villa are higher up.
Riolo is the village on the lower right.
The blue sky was amazing!
The Lazzi bus going to Monti di Villa will take you to Granaiola. They leave La Villa a couple of times a day. If you are reasonably fit you can walk to Granaiola from Ponte a Serraglio. It is much easier coming down.
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