Boveglio is a village clinging to the mountainside not far from Benabbio on the road towards Collodi and Pescia. It belongs to the Comune di Villa Basilica and has a population of about 150 people.
Little of the ancient village is visible from the road. I parked at the top and walked down the steep path to explore. One of the first things I noticed was the lovely gardens, many filled with hydrangeas in bloom. My visit was a little while ago, so they are probably past their best now.
Come for a walk through Boveglio…
The village was bigger than I expected. There were several narrow streets spreading up and down the incline.
I came to the piazza where I found a bar beside the statue dedicated to fallen soldiers.
From the terrace I had an excellent view of the village and surrounds.
Then it was back up to the top.
Boveglio is delightful. The gardens are beautifully cared for. Most houses are built of grey stone, so it could quite drab without the riot if colour provided by the lovely flowers. Thank you to the green fingered gardeners who made this walk through the village so joyful.
Yes, Boveglio is a lovely town, although a bit isolated. We were considering buying a house there, but we finally decided to buy in Bagni. I see that the only bar is still open.
It is a bit out of the way, but a pretty place to visit.