The bad news is that Bagni di Lucca will be a red zone from Wednesday 24th March. At this stage it is just for 4 days, but I think it will go on longer and roll into the total Easter lockdown…we will see.
This is the latest map of the zones in Italy.
Within the orange zones there are small red zones.
The good news is that the SS Brennero is open at Borgo a Mozzano, pity we can’t go anywhere. Top marks to the workers who did this huge and dangerous job to clear the landslide.
The people who run and work at the Auser Bagni di Lucca in Ponte a Serraglio are no longer at work in the shops, so they have redirected their energies into making masks. Many are made from wonderful linen sheets donated by generous people.
They are not meant to offer total protection from Covid 19, but anything that helps even a little is welcome. They can be washed and reused.
They are being distributed to those who want them with the delivery of food.
We need good news stories. Now is not the time to spread conspiracy theories and silly supposed protections and remedies. Take advice from doctors, professionals and official directives. Unfortunately the internet is full of rubbish.
I am at our remote house in Garfagnana for the duration of the lockdown. I really miss my morning coffee and sfoglia at Bar Italia. Let’s hope life can go back to normal soon.