Most people like to visit Bagni di Lucca in the summer when the days are long and hot and there is lots of activity. This is fun, but winter has its charms. We often get blue sky days with crisp winter air and you can spend cosy nights beside the fire.
Ski fields are not far away in Abetone and sometimes there is snow on the lower villages, making everything look beautiful with a snowy white coat.
I love the winter landscape. Just take a look at some gorgeous winter scenes in and around Bagni di Lucca.
As well as gorgeous scenery there are no crowds, making a visit to galleries and museums in nearby Lucca, Florence and Pisa easy. There are lots of fun things to do on a winter visit.
La Villa came alive over the weekend with people gathering to have fun at the Pinocchio festival. Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio’s creator took his name from Collodi, the birthplace of his mother. The village is not far from Bagni di Lucca and the character is very popular in the area.
Morena sent me some photos of the celebrations.
Morena and Mariangela did a great job with the children, helping them with their beautiful paintings.
I was lucky to be in the village last year for the celebrations. Click here to see the fun.
Thank you Morena for sharing the weekend with us.
I haven’t been to the nearby island of Elba…but Jim and Kerry have. They have written a great post about their recent visit. I tried reblogging the post, but it got a bit scrambled and I had to trash it.
Please go to Jim and Kerry Travel Diaries for an excellent tour of Elba.