Roads are being resurfaced all over Italy, including Bagni di Lucca.
…the reason? Giro d’Italia is about to happen. The 98th running of the road race will begin in San Lorenzo al Mare on May 9th and conclude in Milan on June 1st.
Most importantly, on May 13th the race will come through Bagni di Lucca on its way from La Spezia to Abetone, and it will go right past my balcony in Ponte a Serraglio.
Whether it will match the excitement of the race between Mao and Collodi is a matter for discussion.
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A few days later the cars in the Mille Miglia will go by in the afternoon ( at 16.31 according to the programme) of 16th May on their way from Rome to Parma, on the third day of the race.
The magnificent Mille Miglia began in 1927. Beautiful old cars follow a beautiful route through Italy. I saw some of the cars in Florence a few years ago.
Just as well we had the balcony upgraded last year, there may be a few people gathered there soon.