Spring is a bit late coming this year and this has not been helped by the icy blast of wind blowing from the Alps.
But the trees are beginning to turn green…you can see a tinge of green on the trees framing lovely Lucchio.
Wild flowers are appearing and potted plants and fruit blossoms are springing to life.
There is always a friendly cat looking for a sunny spot in the mountain villages.
There is still snow on the higher mountains, making for some spectacular views.
The little bar in the piazza near the car park is thriving. After the death of the previous owner there was a danger the bar would close, but fortunately new people have taken over and are doing a great job…meet Franco.
As well as bar snacks and delicious sweets, there are great meals being served on weekends by Franco and his family. In summer the bar will be open more often and tables will spill out onto the terrace.
There are some excellent bargains in Lucchio for anyone looking for a house to buy.
It would be a great way to have a base in Italy without having to spend a lot of money. The village becomes quite lively in the summer months when ex Lucchio residents return to open their houses and enjoy gorgeous views and fresh mountain air.