Omaggio alla Donna

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March. The focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

For the second year Bagni di Lucca will hold its Omaggio alla Donna at the Casino Municipale in Ponte a Serraglio.


There will be exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography and a display of things related to cooking and recipes from the past until today.

The opening event will be on 8th March at 6.00pm. There will be music and refreshments. A small donation of €5 is suggested.

The exhibition will be open from Saturday 8th until 16th March. On Saturdays and Sundays it will be open from 4.00pm until 8.00pm and Monday to Friday from 5.00pm until 8.00pm.

The exhibition will close on Sunday 16th March. On Saturday evening 15th March, there will be music by the Emma Morton Trio followed by a buffet.

I hope everybody will attend at least once.

10 thoughts on “Omaggio alla Donna

  1. We won’t be there until just after it finishes which is a shame as I went last year – it was very interesting with an eclectic mix of exhibits – and was also an opportunity to see inside the Casino which is definitely worth a look if you haven’t been in already. This year’s poster is beautiful

  2. A well deserved hommage and celebration as women, throughout history, have played,and continue to play, a very important role in Bagni di Lucca. From the great Countess Matilda si Canosa, who put the town in the map by paying all the expenses for pilgrims and sick peopleto get thermal treatments in town, to those women who worked and still work painting the “gesso” figurines in the artisan workshops. Without forgetting Divizia, the young peasant girl who used to recite Ariosto and the Medieval ballads and improvise verses to the delight of Michel de Montaigne, the Bonaparte ladies, who built palaces and attracted the best of society to the town, Elizabeth Browning, Ouîda… and so many others, past, present and future. As I said, well deserved!
    Also, congratulations to More a on her beautiful poster.

  3. And a tribute to you Debra as one of the only people that bring so much to the area. I wish the locals and Commune would wake up and recognise this fact. The economic benefits the area gets from your blog by way of people coming over to visit the area and often end up buying a holiday home or a retirement place to live is great. Just look at myself. It has a great multiplying effect also as I alone have enticed about 6 other people through this. You also helped many people in the past with advice and help on how to go about things in Italy. Sometimes without thanks. Well hereby I thank you for all you have done for me my wife and on behalf of all others.

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