Omaggio alla Donna 2018

The Casino in Ponte a Serraglio will come alive again this March for the Omaggio alla Donna to coincide with International Women’s Day. For the 6th year there will be a wonderful series of events over 10 days, beginning with the opening celebration on 8th March at 8.30pm.

Omaggio alla Dnna 2018

Celebration of women 2018

Of special interest to English speakers will be the talks given by Australian film maker Karen Buczynski-Lee on the New Media, the New Woman & the Advanced Political Courage, and Dr Jocelynne A. Scott from the UK who will speak about the Struggle for Personhood and the Rights of Woman. They will speak at 5.30pm on 15th March.

Entry to the exhibitions is free and open every day from 4.00pm – 7.00pm.

There is something for everyone here…don’t miss it!

Omaggio alla Donna

The exhibition celebrating women has opened at the Casino at Bagni di Lucca. The opening ceremony was very well attended.

There were too many people there last night to allow me to get reasonable photos, so I went back this afternoon. The theme for artists was The Dreams of Women…interpreted in many ways.

A highlight was Maureen Halson’s white horse. The animal is huge and very impressive.

Maureen Halson

In another room was the photography area.

Omaggio alla Donna

As well as current photos there is a lovely collection of photos put together by residents. It is fun to see scenes from times gone by.

The exhibition continues until Sunday.

Celebration of women Bagni di Lucca


In celebration of women

Beginning on 8th March for 1 week there will be a Celebration of Women at the Casino in Ponte a Serraglio.The opening event will be at 5.00pm on the 8th.There will be music, art, craft and photography.

Omaggio alla Donna

Something will be happening every day…something for everyone.

Omaggio alla Donna

Here is a sneak peek inside the Casino. I hope you will all come along.

Omaggio alla Donna



Last night at the Casino we had the pleasure of listening to an excellent Jazz Group called The Emma Morton Trio.
The performed at the Omaggio all Donna exhibition.




The crowd was very enthusiastic and a few even jumped up to dance.

Tonight, Sunday 16th March there is opera at Teatro Accademico in La Villa. The performance is Pagliaci and it begins at 4.00pm.

The next performance at Teatro Accademico is La Boheme on Sunday at 4.00pm on 30th March.

See you there.

A tribute to women at the casino

Omaggio alla Donna is in full swing at the casino at Ponte a Serraglio. I called in this evening to take a look at the paintings, sculpture and photography celebrating women.

It was great to see the exhibition well attended. The casino is a beautiful building and it is wonderful to see it being put to good use.


In the main room of the casino the painting and sculpture are displayed.

In the smaller room in the centre is the photography.



Gemma and her team have done a great job again this year with the exhibition in the second large room. They have put together a collection of things related to kitchens, cooking and table settings from times past.


There is still time to see the exhibition. It will be open tomorrow night, Friday 14th March, from 5.00pm until 8.00pm. On Saturday evening there will be music provided by the Emma Morton Tiro and a buffet will follow.

The event finishes on Sunday evening from 4.00pm until 8.00pm.

Omaggio alla Donna

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March. The focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

For the second year Bagni di Lucca will hold its Omaggio alla Donna at the Casino Municipale in Ponte a Serraglio.


There will be exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography and a display of things related to cooking and recipes from the past until today.

The opening event will be on 8th March at 6.00pm. There will be music and refreshments. A small donation of €5 is suggested.

The exhibition will be open from Saturday 8th until 16th March. On Saturdays and Sundays it will be open from 4.00pm until 8.00pm and Monday to Friday from 5.00pm until 8.00pm.

The exhibition will close on Sunday 16th March. On Saturday evening 15th March, there will be music by the Emma Morton Trio followed by a buffet.

I hope everybody will attend at least once.