About the blog

I am an Australian who spends half of the year in Bagni di Lucca. We have an apartment in Ponte a Serraglio, one of the 3 villages on the Lima River.

I started the blog to share our lovely village with the world. Bagni di Lucca is a collection of about 25 villages dotted along the Lima and  in the mountains on either side. I have visited all of them and you can find a list of the villages and posts about them in “The Villages”. The tag is at the top of the blog.

I am happy to answer questions about Bagni di Lucca. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I will try to help with enquiries.

Please be aware that I do not get paid to write this blog and I do not receive commissions from anyone. If you want a detailed itinerary for your holiday please speak to the site you are renting from. I am happy to answer general questions, but many of them will be answered by looking through the archives of the blog.

Please email me at debrakolkka@gmail.com.

When I am in Bagni di Lucca I am usually at Il Monaco in the mornings for one of Annalisa’s delicious pastries and a cappuccino. Say Buongiorno if you see me.

Debra Kolkka

9 thoughts on “About the blog

  1. Hello Debra
    I subscribed to both your Bagni di Lucca blogs a couple of years ago and as I’ve become slightly besotted with the place, really enjoy reading the posts. I’ll be visiting again in October for the umpteenth time but wonder if you can help with one thing – I don’t seem to be able to find out in advance if there are any ‘events’ in or around the area – and thought you might know of some site that I’ve missed? Once we happened upon a visiting opera company doing Madam Butterfly in the little theatre which was really wonderful; Another time there was a medieval gathering in Villa Ada and if it wasn’t for the booming canon fire I would have missed tasting the most delicious chestnut pancakes with fresh ricotta – Plus the fun and games being had by lords and ladies in their fine costumes!
    I’ll keep an eye out and say hello if you’re around at the time.
    All the best for now
    Mary Clare Walsh

  2. Well, you certainly look to be a friendly sort! I started following your blog because of a family connection to a small mountain villiage near Bagni di Lucca. Before my dad died, he had the good fortune to meet up via internet with a woman whose husband’s family was from the next mountain village up the mountain from dad’s family (not sure any family remains there – but they resided there at some point). This woman provided an immense amount of info about the village and dad’s family’s home – lots of pics and info from church records. What a sweetheart she was and how my dad enjoyed the correspondence. Your blog is a very nice slice of sweetness in a world recently diminished by my father’s death. Keep up the enjoyable blog posts. I really enjoy the photos. Cheers!

  3. Hello Debra,
    We will have our wedding in Bagni di Lucca this summer and we introducing your blog to our guest so they can be familiar with the place. 🙂

    Thank you very much for your blog!

  4. My husband and I are thinking of buying an apartment / house for sale in Calavorno. I would love to chat with you more about the area. I am an artist and I love the villages of Bagni Di lucca. We have brought artists from the United States to paint in Bennabio. Please let me now if you have time to talk to me. Thank you!!

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