Things to do

There are still a few available places at Halloween festa at Palazzo Buonvisi in nearby Ghivizzano. The Palazzo is stunning, more on that later.

Call 0583 923762 for more information.

Don’t forget the market this weekend.

Le Torre

Le Torre is an agriturismo above Fornoli. It looks wonderful in its lofty position and features in many photos.

 

There is accommodation at Le Torre…and a restaurant. We visited in late summer, just before the weather turned cool. There is a lovely terrace outside and great views.

The star of the show here is the antipasti. Be careful not to eat too much, as we did.

You need to leave room for the next course. The photos are a bit blurry, the light was fading.

I can’t show you dessert. We could not manage another course.

i look forward to a cosy dinner inside during winter.

 

 

Family

I often get comments on the blog and emails from people who have a connection with Bagni di Lucca. It is amazing the number of people all over the world who have ancestors who come from the area. It is a tiny place, but thousands of people have left Bagni di Lucca over the last couple of centuries and made new lives in far flung corners of the world.

Many people are keen to find out more about their Bagni di Lucca families. Ann Barsi, whose own family moved to USA, will be able to help some of those. She is holding an event on 11th September at Trattoria Santina in San Cassiano di Controne called “You know my Great-grandparents?”

She has carefully researched the church records of San Cassiano and will explain how the registers for the years 1600-1939 have been digitally imaged and then turned into family trees.

Here is an image of 4 baptisms from 1664/5.

Bagni di Lucca events

This is the family group sheet for Giovanni Fabbri, born 20th October 1665.

Bagni di Lucca events

If your ancestors are from San Cassiano di Controne there will be time to check the church’s database to see your family tree.

You will need to bring names and dates of your ancestors who were born before 1930. Many family trees go back 13 generations from today.

I’m sure it will be a fascinating evening.

“You know my Great-grandparents? (Conosci I miei Trisnonni?)

Trattoria Santina

San Cassiano di Controne

11th September, 20.30 – 22.00

Ann previously completed the same research for the parish of Pieve di Controne and is currently working on the Monti di Villa parish.

 

La Lira

La Lira is a cheap and cheerful restaurant in La Villa. They do a great pizza, pasta, excellent seafood, and other delicious things.

La Lira pizza

La Lira pizza

La Lira pizza

La Lira pizza

La Lira pizza

La Lira prawns

It is a popular place for groups to meet for a fun night.

La Lira

La Lira

La Lira is beside the car park in La Villa…you can’t miss it.