I walked across the passerella in Ponte a Serraglio bright and early on Saturday morning to the Villa Fiori Park.
The park had been set up to resemble a military camp. Tents, supplies were already there and some vehicles, with more to come.
These are well kept vehicles.
The soldiers looked pretty good too.
I think being involved in a war would be wretched. I would like to think that occasionally in the misery, soldiers might have actually enjoyed a lovely spring day away from battle grounds in a green space like this. It is possible that they did, Bagni di Lucca was heavily involved in the fighting. There is still evidence of the Gothic Line, the most northerly of the defence lines built by the Germans, in the area.
This excellent display was organised by the Ass.ne Linea Gotica della Lucchesia.
This weekend there will be an event at Villa Fiori park in Ponte a Serraglio…memories of the war, by the Linea Gottica Association. A documentary about the Lucca area in WWII will be shown at the casino at 6.00pm on Saturday.
I don’t have a lot of information other than the poster, but it should be interesting.
The children’s playground has been renovated thanks to a generous sponsor.
I’m sure resident and visiting children will be very happy with the improvements. The playground is quite small, but it is set in the lovely park in La Villa and is very popular.
I was recently asked if it is possible to rent a bike in Bagni di Lucca and I can happily report that a smart young man has begun a business to do just this. It is possible to rent an E-bike and join guided E-bike tours. Drop in and talk to Diego.
E-bike Adventure organises MTB and Pedal Assisted bike tours in our gorgeous mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views from our mountain villages and river valleys.
E-Bike Adventure Tours… Viale Umberto I, Bagni di Lucca Villa
Tuscany Arts and Healing is organising a yoga retreat day on 26th May. Joann Connington will conduct the retreat at the very beautiful I Romiti del Torrente in Fabbriche di Vallico. It is a former Augustinian monastery high above the River Torrite.
The class will be taught in English and is suitable for all levels of ability. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served on the terrace (weather permitting)
The cost for the day is €75 which includes yoga instruction, all yoga props, vegetarian lunch and resfreshments.
For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or look at the website http://www.tuscanyartsandhealing.com
It is almost time for the next second hand market in La Villa.
The market will be held in the main street of La Villa this Sunday. There will be antiques, collectables and lots of great things.
The annual flower display in conjunction with the celebration for Saint Zita is on in Lucca right now.
As well as the display in front of the San Frediano church, the anfiteatro is full of gorgeous plants available for sale. It is a lovely time to be in the piazza.
The flowers will be in the anfiteatro until Friday this week.
Sculptures by artist Jimenez Deredia are being installed in various locations around Lucca. We found some beside the San Michele church and Piazza San Martino.
The art pieces will be on display until 10th September…plenty of time to find them.