The National Crossbow Tournament, Campionato nazionale di Balestra Storica, will take place on Sunday 25th June at Villa Ada in La Villa.
There will also be events at nearby Villa Web.
This is a fun day…don’t miss it. The events should get underway at about 9.00am.
The War Memorial in San Cassiano has been lovingly restored. Too many lives were lost from the area. It is heart breaking to see the list of the names of those who died fighting.
Bands played, crowds came…people of all ages, there were speeches, there was food and there was rain.
I saw the restored monument last week and it is looking great. It is clear that these men will not be forgotten.
I wasn’t there today, as I am now on my way back to Australia for a few months. Thank you to Paul Anthony Davies for allowing me to share his wonderful photos.
This weekend in La Villa will be full of people enjoying the Festa dello Sport.
There will be something for everyone.
Friday 31st March is the first day of the Verde Mura, the wonderful garden event held every year on the wall of Lucca.
Here is a reminder of what to expect.
Friday 31st March…12.00 – 19.00
Saturday 1st April…9.30 – 19.00
Sunday 2nd April…9.30 – 19.00
Entry fee €6 for 1 day
€10 for 2 days
€15 for 3 days.
There is a reduced price of €3 for those over 65 and for children.
It is almost time for the annual spring walk in Bagni di Lucca. The walk begins in Fornoli from 7.30am until 8.30am on Sunday 2nd April. You can walk for 2, 4, 12, 18 or 20 kilometres.
Here are some photos from a past walk. It is great fun…why don’t you join in?
This evening was the opening event for the exhibition of art and photography to celebrate Womens’ Day at the Casino in Ponte a Serraglio.
I went earlier in the day to take photos. It is always great to see the beautiful rooms of the casino.
In the main room is the collection of art.
he second room holds photos of women at work. The photos are both old and current…an excellent insight into the lives of women in Bagni di Lucca.
The evening was well attended.
The exhibition will be open each day this week from 5.00pm.
Fornoli put on a great show today for Carneval. It was a day for the children to take centre stage…with the help of their teachers and parents. 6 local school teams paraded in their costumes. The theme this year was food.
It was a glorious day. Winter sun shone down on the activities. All the participants gathered in the piazza on the Chifenti side of the Ponte della Catene. There were last minute details to attend to and friends to greet before the parade started. The band practised and the children lined up in their groups
Soon they were off for the short walk to Piazza Aldo Moro in Fornoli where the judging of the contestants took place.
It was too much for some.
The contestants were welcomed onto the stage for the judging
Eventually the winners were chosen. The children from Borgo a Mozzano came third.
San Cassiano took second place.
Fabbriche di Casabasciana won first prize to much cheering.
I think they were all winners. Clearly everyone put in a great effort to make the day a success. Congratulations to all.
A special thank you to Marco Nicoli for his hard work and commitment.
Everyone spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the food and craft stalls and other fun and games.