Then and now…Bagni Caldi

At the Terme in Bagni Caldi I found a painting of Bagni Caldi. It is a view from Ponte a Serraglio.

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The bridge in the painting isn’t in the same position as the current one, but several of the buildings still exist.

Here is a photo taken today from the spot where the artist must have stood.

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The old hotel, Villa Pio X and Villa Talenti are visible, but San Giovanni baths are hidden by trees.

In the photo below you can see the restored Doccia Bassa below Villa Talenti.

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I don’t know when the painting was done. Perhaps somebody out there knows. I might take another trip to Terme for more information.

17 thoughts on “Then and now…Bagni Caldi

  1. This is a very interesting reconstruction of what BDL was once like. Your current photo shows most of the original buildings still stand. The print is to be dated around 1820. There is a prints shop near Piazza Napoleone in Lucca which should help date it more accurately.

  2. What a beautiful painting and a fascinating view of BDL as it was; one can only begin to imagine what it must have been like in that period. I know the shop referred to, in Piazza Napoleone, and it has a lot of great material.

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