“The Beast from the East” is certainly making its presence felt in Bagni di Lucca. It was below zero on my balcony at Ponte a Serraglio this morning.
We don’t have deep snow like Rome. There were a few flurries the other day and fierce wind, but no snow on the ground.
After being shut in the house for a couple of days I decided to drive up to Montefegatesi, the highest of the Bagni di Lucca villages at around 840 metres above sea level, in the hope if finding some snow. Apart from a few patches of snow in shaded areas the village was clear. The temperature was -7!
Montefegatesi looks wonderful whatever the weather. Here it is with its winter coat.
There was little snow, but lots of frozen puddles.
The surrounding mountains are covered with snow.
I visited when I was here in autumn, a beautiful season in Montefegatesi.
Soon it will be spring and everything will look different again.
Beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful photos!
I love the winter landscape. I come from subtropical Queensland, so the change of seasons is magical to me.
Dear Debra, the weather really hits, as they say from Siberia! We have been waiting too… cold but not snow yet. Your photographs are like an art painting. So beautiful, Thank you, have a nice day, Love, nia
Snow is forecast here for Thursday, so the cold is not over yet.
Beautiful! But it is freezing almost everywhere in Europe.
I hope you are keeping warm!
Great winter landscapes!
It is stunning in our mountains.
I love winter landscapes most of all and your photographs are so beautiful – i love the frozen puddles. It has been miserably hot and humid here. We have had some good rain, though, and some impressive storms. Heat and humidity are not good for being a whirling dervish with a bucket and scrubbing brush. Our house is now on the market and we have our first open house this Saturday.
Good luck with the sale of the house! The cold weather suits me much better than the heat, but I want spring to come so I can start work in the garden.
Lovely photos of Montefegatesi Deb…it does look chilly.
It is as cold as I have ever known it to be here. Snow is forecast for tomorrow, but today we have sun.