Things are starting to happen in Bagni di Lucca.
In Gombereto and Fornoli…
Don’t forget the guided walks.
We were early to arrive at the food fair in Villa Fiori park on Sunday. There were some well set up stalls offering tastings and things to buy.
We put together some delicious delights and made lunch for ourselves as well as buying some things to take home.
There wasn’t a lot of local support while we were there which was a little disappointing. Because of covid there has been nothing much happening for ages and it was nice to see something new happening. I hope it got busier later in the day.
Here is an upcoming happening in Bagni di Lucca.
La Corona hotel, in conjunction with Fiorenzo Consulting, has organised a food fair to be held in the garden of Villa Fiori in Ponte a Serraglio on July 4 from midday until 8.00pm. Lots of local producers will be showing their wares. It sounds like a fun event.
Come along to try local food and wine. It is excellent to see new initiatives in Bagni di Lucca.
We are very lucky to have an excellent new shop in La Villa, Bonta Toscane, that sells local produce.
The shop is well stocked with a great selection of cheese, fresh pasta, honey, olive oil and much more…all locally produced.
I was delighted with my purchases yesterday and will happily become a regular shopper there. I encourage everyone to shop local, especially when it is as good as this.
Tuscany became a yellow zone this week which means that bars and restaurants are open for outside dining. The last year has been very tough indeed for businesses.
Yesterday, for the first time in a while I enjoyed lunch away from home and it was excellent. With a couple of friends I sat on the outdoor terrace at Circolo dei Forestieri. It was great to see the well spaced tables full and the smiling faces (under masks) of the friendly servers.
We need to support our local businesses to help them back on their feet. Let’s hope this spring and summer will see us come slowly out from under the covid disaster.
Dolce e Salata, a new shop selling bread, cakes, biscuits, pasta and other goodies has opened in Via Umberto I in La Villa. It is where there was a small bread shop a while ago.
The friendly owner, Titti, was kept busy this morning and was running low on a few things when I arrived. There was queue when I arrived and it was growing longer as I left.
Monday – Friday…6.00 – 15.00
Saturday… 7.00 – 13.00
For 4 days we get to sit down to enjoy a coffee! I did just that this morning at Bar Italia in Ponte a Serraglio. It is difficult to choose which pastry to have.
After 4 days we go back to red and back to takeaway coffee.
Villa Aurora, the delightful family run restaurant at Fabbriche di Casabasciana, has a beautiful terrace. Unfortunately on the night we visited the rain was pelting down so we ate inside where it was cosy and warm.
We began with bresaola and bruschetta.
My friend had the bocconcini di manzo and I enjoyed the saltimbocca.
We shared rosemary roast potatoes.
It is difficult to resist pannacotta for dessert.
When the weather is better I will return for an evening on the terrace, one of the loveliest in the area. Now that things are opening up please support your favourite restaurant in Bagni di Lucca.
Villa Aurora…Fabbriche di Casabasciana