Art exhibition at Albergo La Corona

Two local artists are holding an exhibition at the Albergo La Corona in Ponte a Seraglio. Morena Guarnaschelli and Deenagh Miller will be showing their work from 30th July until 13th August.

They will have an opening celebration on 30th July from 6.00pm.

I managed to chop off the phone number for the hotel, which is a good thing because it is incorrect. Here is the correct number. 0583 923762.

2 events in Bagni di Lucca

Talented local artist Morena Guarnaschelli will be exhibiting her latest work at Gabrielli Center at Ponte a Serraglio in conjunction with Andrea’s La Via Interiore and Borgo degli Artisti.

Morena Guarnascelli exhibition

Morena will exhibit 9 water colours inspired by her trip to the Holy Land 2 years ago. The title INSIEME has a double meaning…through art we can see Hebrew and Muslim side by side.

Morena Guarnaschelli exhibition

Morena Guarnaschelli exhibition

Morena Guarnaschelli exhibition

Morena is also offering  a Zentangle Course…doodling while meditating…on Friday, 5.30pm  and Saturday 3.00pm. Call her on 320 1107330 if you would like to take part.

The second event is the annual dinner of Borgo degli Artisti. Everyone is welcome and they will present the 2015 calendar of events.

Borgo degli Artisti event
I am sure both events wil be well attended…have fun.

Strawberries and harp music

We were invited to an event to mark the closing of Morena Guarnaschelli’s art exhibition at the Bagni di Lucca Terme. Who could resist another chance to see the gorgeous salon in this historic building?

The Salon is where the game of roulette was said to be first played. The room became too small and Europe’s first Casino was built beside the river at Ponte a Serraglio.

Morena was there to greet us.


We had some time to look at her beautiful art exhibition. Click here to see more.


We took our seats and Dr Vito Valentino spoke to us about the history of the room and about Morena’s art.


Anna-Livia’s harp looked perfectly at home in this lovely setting.


Anna-Livia Walker studied at the Luigi Boccherini school in Lucca. She played a delightful selection of music for us, from classical compositions to the more recent Scarborough Fair and Moon River.



To make the morning even more special, we were treated to chocolate brownies, strawberries and cream and sparkling wine. What a delightful way to spend a Sunday morning.

La Mostra di Morena

Morena Guarnaschelli, a prominent member of Borgo degli Artisti, has a lovely exhibition of her paintings in a gorgeous salon in Terme di Bagni di Lucca at Bagni Caldi, above Ponte a Serraglio.





Surely this room is one of the most beautiful secrets in Bagni di Lucca.



The walls and ceiling are covered with delightful frescoes.






I particularly liked the birds decorating the ceiling.


Morena’s exhibition is on until the 28th April. Don’t miss it…and take the time to look at the beautiful salon.