It has been an eventful year in Bagni di Lucca. It is interesting to look back.
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There was a tornado early in the year which caused lots of damage. Our lovely park in La Villa was devastated, with wonderful old trees wrecked by the wind.
Many houses suffered with damaged roofs and other property damage. I hope we don’t see a weather event like that again.
Late winter is the time to plant pansies on the bridge at Ponte a Serraglio.
You can see some green appearing around Lucchio in early spring.
Gorgeous yellow forsythia appears to brighten up the cool days.
Then wisteria shows its lovely lilac face.
The beautiful house where the Barrett Brownings stayed in La Villa was lovingly restored.
Circolo dei Forestieri reopened and began serving delicious food…lucky us.
Soon on it was time to replace the pansies with geraniums. This year I had help in the form of Paul and Sheila.
In May there was much excitement, and some new roads, when the Giro d’Italia came through Bagni di Lucca.
Not long after the magnificent Mille Miglia graced our streets.
May was also the perfect time for a lunch at Rifugio Fiori in Pieve di Monte di Villa, followed by a walk down to Ponte a Serraglio along the forest walk.
…and a stroll through Monti di Villa.
There was an art gallery showing.
…and a religious procession.
The annual crossbow competition took place in June.
Followed by Art in the Park at Villa Fiori.
A a swim in the cool waters of the Lima River is the thing to do on a hot summer day.
For those wanting a bit of adventure the exciting Canyon Park opened.
Ponte a Serraglio looks pretty in the summer sun.
Trattoria Borghesi reopened its doors to the delight of the locals and visitors alike.
Giuliana opened her new shop in Fornoli.
Pinocchio visited La Villa with some fun for children.
I discovered the monument to the soldiers shot by Nazis in WWII in the cemetery at Ponte a Serraglio.
Autumn began to appear with mists swirling through the mountains.
Paul Davies shared his beautiful photos of San Cassiano in autumn with us.
…and 3 local photographers, including David Bonaventuri shared the Presepe Vivente in Monti di Villa.
The year has flown by…there is always something wonderful to see and do in Bagni di Lucca. I look forward to much more in 2016.
So much beauty! It really is such a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing your year with us Debra.
Bagni di Lucca is a beautiful place. I miss it when I am not there.
And, That was the Year That Was! I wonder what you’ll show us this coming year?
There is always something interesting happening in the villages. I can’t wait to see what 2016 offers.
What a wonderful year you’ve had and such wonderful photos too! Makes me want to come down there right away….I’m adding you to the 2016 wish list! Thanks for the inspirations & happy new year!
Bagni di Lucca is a wonderful collection of villages. I hope you visit one day. Let me know if you intend to drop in.
Dear DebraThank you for sharing the wonderful “looking back at 2015”. As a yearly visitor to this beautiful area through your photos I was able to relive some of the events that took place. We have a home in S. Cassiano where we spend a few months each summer and those photos really reminded me of what a special place we have.Thank you again and Happy New Year.Orlindo & Barbara Barsetti
Thank you for your kind comments. I spend 6 months of the year in Bagni di Lucca and I love it. I also love to share it with the world.
We all hope that 2016 will bring great things to Bagni di Lucca and no more meteorological events like the one that caused so much destruction. The loss of those lovely old trees has been terrible. Fortunately, it does not normally happen.
We certainly don’t want any more weather events. The one in March caused much damage. I hope 2016 is full of good things for Bagni di Lucca.
Beautiful pictures! Love your blog 😀 xx
Thank you. I love to visit all the villages that make up Bagni di Lucca with my camera.
That would be amazing!!
It is so wonderful to see all that is happening in Bagni di Lucca all year round!
We bought our holiday home in Pieve di Monti di Villa in March, And enjoy reading your posts every week. Feels like we are still connected, even though we are in the Netherlands.
Pieve di Monti di Villa is one of my favourite villages. Thank you for following the blog. I hope we meet for coffee at Il Monaco one day.
As beautiful as I remember. Thanks for the memories.
Thanks Lyn. Bagni di Lucca is waiting for your next visit.
so beautiful, dear Debra, always you take me there with your amazing photographs. Thank you, love,nia
Thank you for coming along. All the best for 2016.
Thank you Debra, I always look forward to your posts.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I look forward to being back in Bagni di Lucca soon.
A lot does happen in Bagni di Lucca, I can see why you like to spend time there. Wishing you all the best in the new year, Debra.
It is amazing how much happens in a tiny place. I will be back soon…can’t wait.
I bet you can’t. 🙂
Debra Kolkka,Thank You for sending me the blog! I was going thru old pictures that I took while visiting Italy in 1961 & 62 with an Army Buddie ,who once lived here in the village of Pieve di Monte di Villa. It brought back some good old memory’s that started me looking at Maps & Web sites to find more info on history of area.His Father once owned the General Store that supplied the area.He used pack horses to bring goods up mountain from Bagni di Lucca (1930-50’s) until roads were build. If you are interested I could sent pics to you!
Hi Roland, thank you for writing to me. I would love to see your photos! You can email them to me at email@example.com. If you don’t mind, I would like to include them in the blog. People do like to see past Bagni di Lucca life.
Hi Debra, I will be glad to send you copies but have to convert them from slides first, and will get to them after the New Year. Hope you have a great New Year — I will be in touch!
Happy New Year! Roland Moore
Thank you, no hurry. I look forward to seeing the photos.
Thank you very much for all your posts in the year. The photo’s and articles keep us going until the next time we can go to Bagni.