Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for Bella Bagni di Lucca in the Italy Magazine Blog Awards. I am happy to announce that your efforts have been rewarded and Bella Bagni di Lucca won the Best Single Travel Post with a post I wrote about Lucchio, one of the many gorgeous villages that make up Bagni di Lucca.
Thank you also to Italy Magazine (click here to see the winners) for conducting the awards and giving Italy bloggers recognition. It is fun writing a blog, especially when the subject is as wonderful as Italy. There is a never ending source of material to write about and photograph. There is enough in Bagni di Lucca to keep me busy for years to come.
I hope those who are new to the blog will look back through the archives and get to know Bagni di Lucca. Perhaps it will be on your list of places to travel to when you next visit Italy.
There is a lot more on Bagni di Lucca and the rest of glorious Italy on my other blog, Bagni di Lucca and Beyond, which I have been writing for almost 5 years. My love affair with Bagni di Lucca began 10 years ago when we bought our apartment at Ponte a Serraglio.
I started the blog to share our beautiful village with friends. It developed a life of its own and spread to include all my travels, so I started Bella Bagni di Lucca 2 years ago to focus just on our area.
I have travelled to most of the villages and hamlets that make up Bagni di Lucca and have met lots of wonderful people along the way. I have taken thousands of photos, something I had not really done before. Writing the blog has made me more observant and curious about what I see and eager to learn more about my adopted town.
Thank you again for choosing Bella Bagni di Lucca. I love to hear from you and it would be great if you leave the odd comment or suggestion about what you would like to know about Bagni di Lucca.
Here are just a few of the thousands of photos I have taken of Bagni di Lucca.