Chestnuts in Lucchio

Lucchio is the village that clings to an almost vertical mountain side. At the top is La Rocca, the ruins of an old fort.

Lucchio

Lucchio

La Rocca was our first destination before seeking out the roasting chestnuts.

Lucchio

It is a steep climb to the top along a rocky path.

Lucchio

We passed an enthusiastic gardener digging his rich looking soil.

Lucchio

Onwards and upwards…

Lucchio

Lucchio

Lucchio

Lucchio

Lucchio

Lucchio

Lucchio

There are some steep steps to the very top.

Lucchio

There isn’t much of the fort left, just a few crumbling walls.

Lucchio

Lucchio

Lucchio

The views are stunning even on a misty, wet day.

Lucchio

A family found a great spot for a picnic.

Lucchio

We had lunch in the local restaurant, which had drawn a large crowd. Our 3 course lunch was delicious. I forgot to photograph the pasta course and the roast meat, but here is the antipasti.

Lucchio

The chestnuts were being roasted down by the church, so this time we headed down towards the bottom of the village. Not many people live in Lucchio these days, but the village is well loved by those who do live there. The streets are well maintained and clean. There are a few houses for sale, just in case you are looking for a quiet life with great views.

Lucchio

Lucchio

The church was open and later there was to be a concert.

Lucchio

The chestnut roasting  was well underway by the time we got there. I have acquired a taste for necci with ricotta, and this was the best I have had.

Lucchio

Lucchio

The road down offers glimpses of Lucchio through the trees.

Lucchio

Lucchio

13 thoughts on “Chestnuts in Lucchio

  1. Hi Deb, Sorry we didn’t meet up while you were here. Too many tours and stuff to do. What was the date of this festival at Lucchio? Thanks, Erica

  2. Hi Debra,
    I have to start by saying, I LOVE your blog. I know more about what’s going on in Bagni di Lucca than my own city. I live in California but dream to one day have a small place somewhere in Italy. Thanks to your wonderful posts and pictures, my husband and I have fallen in love with Bagni di Lucca.

  3. Dearest Debra , thank you for your dedication and artistry .. your photos are magnificent . Whenever I’m feeling a bit homesick for Bagni I peek on your blog and it’s as if I’m looking out my window. You really have a talent. Bundle up and stay warm. Much gratitude
    Dona ( your cross the street neighbor)

    • Hi Dona, thank you for your lovely comments. I love to share Bagni di Lucca with those who love it. I left a few days ago and will be in Australia for the next couple of months. I have lots of stories of the villages to keep the blog going until I return.

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