This weekend

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.

Bagni di Lucca walk

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.

Verdemura

I’m sure both events will be popular and well attended.

Exhibition open

The artists’ exhibition is open at the casino in Ponte a Serraglio.

Here is a list of artists showing their work.

Casino exhibition

…a selection at the entrance and the main room of the casino.

Casino exhibition

Casino exhibition

Casino exhibition

Find 9 faces in this painting.

Casino exhibition

In the second room is a selection of photographs.

Casino exhibition

I was happy to see my friend Tina.

Casino exhibition

…and Annalisa from Bar Italia. Where would Ponte be without her and her team?

Casino exhibition

The small room.

Casino exhibition

Casino exhibition

Casino exhibition

I hope you will all visit over the next week.

Women's Day event

Women’s Day

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

Local events

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.

Bagni di Lucca

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.

Bagni di Lucca

 

Events in Bagni di Lucca

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.

Events BdL

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.

Events Bdl

Walking Presepe in Montefegatesi 9th December.

Events BdL

Christmas is coming to La Villa on 15th and 16th December. See Santa’s house, the Santa walk and the market.

Events BdL

There is always something going on in Bagni di Lucca.

Dressing up

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.

Shelley event

Shelley event

Shelley event

Shelley event

Shelley event

 

Shelley event

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.