Beautiful things in Bagni di Lucca

There is a new shop in Bagni di Lucca, Villa. It is called Flora Gioh Donatella. We are lucky to have artist Scarlaty Arribabene and her beautiful designs in our town.


She studied modern art at Moma in New York and now shows and sells her work in her shop in Bagni di Lucca. All pieces from Flora Gioh Donatella are made with love by Scarlaty. She makes jewellery with a botanical theme. Each piece of the collection represents leaves, flowers and delicate fragments of nature.

She also makes deliciously fragrant candles.

Donatella is a line of paintings that combine shapes and textures, harmony and contradiction.

The shop is bright, spacious and inviting.

I met the delightful artist recently and I wish her the best in her new venture.

Flora Gioh Donatella is in Via Umberto I, at the post office end of the street.

http://www.floragiohdonatella.com

Sicilian delights at Ponte a Serraglio

Piera, who owns and runs the excellent fruit and vegetable shop in Ponte a Serraglio, is from Sicily. She and her husband are now selling snap frozen Sicilian delights in the shop. They have arancini and pastries in different sizes.

There are sauces to go with them as well.

Of course they still sell a great range of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Drop in a say hello to lovely Piera.

Verdemura 2022

The wonderful Verdemura is happening on the Lucca wall this weekend. It started yesterday and continues today until 7.30pm and tomorrow from 9.00am until 7.30pm.

We went yesterday to find the usual excellent selection of plants, garden accessories, hand made items and food.

Tickets are on sale at the entrance and online…verdemura.it

Tickets are €10 or €8 for over 65s or children from 8 – 14.

Online tickets are €8 + €1 booking fee.

I hope the rain doesn’t ruin the event. We haven’t had rain for months, making it difficult for nurseries to get their plants growing and now it rains on their opportunity to sell them.

We found everything we were looking for…and much more.

Build a wall

I have been asked a few times recently if I can recommend someone who can build stone walls. I can confidently suggest Gazmir Ulqini who lives in Fornoli.

Gazmir and his workers did a wonderful job building walls for us at our mountain house. Here they are not long after they were built.

They are wearing well. This is what they looked like last summer.

They also made us a barbecue built onto the walls of the old house we had to pull down because it was too far gone to repair.

He builds other things besides walls. He is easy to work with, comes when he says he will and works quickly…what more could you wish for?

Gazmir Ulqini…349 3158495