Night comes to La Villa

La Villa is the commercial centre of Bagni di Lucca. It is the village most people think of as Bagni di Lucca, which is actually a collection of small villages scattered along the Lima River and in the mountains either side of it.

It is possible to see most of La Villa from a hill above.

La Villa

La Villa

The beautiful pool with a view is visible.

La Villa

La Villa

…and the ancient church.

La Villa

…and the beautiful park.

La Villa

The table is set for a quiet evening above La Villa.

La Villa

La Villa

Soon the sun goes down and the lights come on.

La Villa

La Villa

La Villa

 

La Villa

La Villa

La Villa

 

18 thoughts on “Night comes to La Villa

  1. Wonderful to see Bagni at night. We are going to be in Serraglio on September 23 and 24.We have loved following your posts. If there is any chance of meeting up that would be so good. Pauline and Colin, Sussex, UK.

  2. “La Villa” in Italian means the chief town or administrative centre of a region, also referred to as “Capoluogo” or head town and this has been the case since the 10th Century. Actually, before Elisa Bonaparte decided to change its name to Bagni di Lucca, the Thermal Baths were called Bagno alla Villa. This gives a good explanation about the history of the area http://www.bagnidiluccaterme.info/en/argomento/Paesi-di-Bagni-di-Lucca/La-Villa-Capoluogo.html
    La Villa houses the Town Hall, the Library, the Theatre, the main Post Office and many historical buildings, besides banks, shops, restaurants and cafes.
    And those photos by night are beautiful, Deb.

  3. Great photos of La Villa day and night. I wonder how busy the pool is now, it was very busy in August. I would imagine there are still plenty of visitors around?

      • We always go to the pool in September, it usually stays open until the children go back to school which this year is Sept 14th, although that does depend on the weather or the number of people who want to go.

      • The party was for the end of summer not for the closing of the pool, the poster for it did say closing party but when we asked they said that was not what they meant! I think something got lost in the translation!!

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