Wild weather

There has been some wild weather in Bagni di Lucca. There was snow for a few hours before rain came to wash it all away.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

The river that was extraordinarily low this summer is now roaring past.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

I wiish I was around to see the snow and rain. I love to stand at my window to watch it all happen.

Thank you Paul for taking photos of my front yard.

Ponte a Serraglio

Blue sky over Cocciglia

Cocciglia looks stunning from the SS Brennero, especially under a gorgeous blue sky.

Cocciglia is just one of the wonderful villages that make up Bagni di Lucca. Each one of the ancient villages has something special. Click here to see a list of the villages. There is a link to a post on each of the villages I have visited.

Passerella

The passerella, walking bridge, was built in Ponte a Serraglio in 2009. It was controversial at the time. Many residents thought it was a waste of money and there were more important things to spend money on.

Passerella Ponte a Serraglio

That may be so, but I love the passerella. We park our car in the car park beside Villa Fiori and take what we call the scenic route across the walking bridge and along the river to our apartment. It is much more pleasant than walking along the narrow street on the other side.

Passerella Ponte a Serraglio

Passerella Ponte a Serraglio

As well as offering a pretty walk across the river it is a great spot to take photos of the river and Ponte a Serraglio.

Passerella Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte Nero

There is a tiny church beside the SS Brennero at Cocciglia. It is easy to miss as it is below the road, but well worth a visit.

Oratorio di San Rocco was built in 1532.

Ponte Nero crosses the river beside the bridge.

Take the path on the right at the end of the little bridge to Strette di Cocciglia, the narrow rocky part of the river below. Look out for Dragon Regulus who is said to live under the rocks.

I will take you there another day.

Ponte Nero now leads to Canyon Park headquarters, which means lots more people will enjoy this gorgeous place.