The tennis courts in La Villa have their winter covers on.
I think it is great that the courts are available all year.
There has been a series of wonderful events for children and their families lately at the theatre in La Villa.
Lots of people attended and had a great time. Well done Wanda!
It is great to see new activities in Bagni di Lucca. It is possible that there will be another series in the new year.
The latest street market in La Villa was a big success. Lots of people gathered looking for a bargain.
Take a look at the treasures on offer.
I found a wonderful old torch holder which has now found a home at Casa Debbio.
Kerp an eye out for the next market.
I am happy to report that the lovely lady in the fountain in the park in La Villa has been restored and replaced after being damaged a few months ago.
It is good to see her back.
Casa Tolomei is the beautiful house where Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning stayed when they visited Bagni di Lucca.
It was recently bought by Laura and Andy and they have worked hard to bring the building back to life. Their renovation is remarkable.
In 2016 they finished the upper floor and had B&B rooms available to rent. This year there is a self catering option which includes a suite with 2 bedrooms and bathroom plus the stunning frescoed living room and adjacent kitchen.
For summer the whole upper floor will be available. The rental options will be 2 independent self-catering apartments or the whole floor for larger groups…8 – 12 people.
The lovely garden has an above ground pool, with plans for an inground pool this year.
Italian lessons will also be available at Casa Tolomei.
Casa Tolomei is in Via Umberto I, La Villa. For enquiries and bookings email Laura at …poggilaura@gmail.
A delightful Christmas event was held in Bagni di Lucca on the weekend. Babbo Natale, Father Christmas, visited in many forms. There was singing, dancing and a Christmas market.
Valerio Ceccarelli captured the event for all to share.
It is amazing how much happens in the villages of Bagni di Lucca.
Parco Contessa Casalini in La Villa is looking beautiful in the soft autumn light.
It was badly damaged in a recent storm, but is recovering nicely.