We are enjoying some welcome rain today in Bagni di Lucca. It should help the local fire situation.
As much as we need the rain, a fine weekend would be welcome. The annual walk from Fornoli will happen this Sunday, 7th April.
You can begin in Fornoli and walk for 2 kilometres or more. The longest walk is 20 kilometres. Just roll up and register from 7.30am.
It is a lot of fun and there are refreshments provided along the way.
The wonderful garden event, Verdemura, is on again this week in Lucca. It begins on Friday at midday and continues Saturday and Sunday. It is held on the stunning wall of Lucca near the Santa Anna entrance.
I’m sure both events will be popular and well attended.
The artists’ exhibition is open at the casino in Ponte a Serraglio.
Here is a list of artists showing their work.
…a selection at the entrance and the main room of the casino.
Find 9 faces in this painting.
In the second room is a selection of photographs.
I was happy to see my friend Tina.
…and Annalisa from Bar Italia. Where would Ponte be without her and her team?
The small room.
I hope you will all visit over the next week.
The annual Omaggio alla Donna events will be held at the casino in Ponte a Serraglio from 8 – 14 March..
There will be a series of events beginning on 8th March, with amusic recital after the inauguration at 9.00pm.
An exhibition of painting and sculpture will open on Saturday 9th March. The opening will be 10.00 – 12.30. After that it will be open in the afternoons from 4.30pm – 7.00pm. Continue reading
Carnevale in Fornoli will be held on Sunday 3rd March, beginning at 2.00 at the Ponte Catene on the Chifenti side. There will be a parade, a market and games.
The first of the second hand markets for the year will be held on 31st March in La Villa. If you would like to have a stall at the market call the number on the poster at least 5 days before the event.
On Saturday there will be a talk and video at the Sala Rosa at Circolo dei Forestieri in La Villa on Saturday 1st December at 5pm. Admission is free.
Here is a chance to see the inside of the lovely casino building…another free event. The dance will be on Saturday 8th December at 9.00pm. Phone the number on the poster to book a table.
Walking Presepe in Montefegatesi 9th December.
Christmas is coming to La Villa on 15th and 16th December. See Santa’s house, the Santa walk and the market.
There is always something going on in Bagni di Lucca.
The annual festival to celebrate Pinocchio will return this weekend.
This festival is a lot of fun, something for everyone.
Last weekend in Bagni di Lucca was the wonderful event, Shelley a Bagni di Lucca…la poesia e il ballo.
The event was attended by people in costumes of the period when the poet Shelley visited Bagni di Lucca. A crowd gathered at Villa Web and walked to various sites in the area. The photos below were taken by Rita Gualtieri.
There was a dance at the casino in Ponte a Serraglio in the evening.
Look at the Facebook pages of Marco Pistolozzi, Valerio Ceccarelli and Rita Gualtieri for some wonderful photos of the well dressed characters.
I think the enthusiasm the partipants bring to these events is great. I wish I had been there.