The passerella, walking bridge, was built in Ponte a Serraglio in 2009. It was controversial at the time. Many residents thought it was a waste of money and there were more important things to spend money on.
That may be so, but I love the passerella. We park our car in the car park beside Villa Fiori and take what we call the scenic route across the walking bridge and along the river to our apartment. It is much more pleasant than walking along the narrow street on the other side.
As well as offering a pretty walk across the river it is a great spot to take photos of the river and Ponte a Serraglio.
Sunday was hot at Ponte a Serraglio, but it didn’t stop lots of artists to gather to take part in the art competition in the Villa Fiori park.
I wasn’t there, but my friends Moe and Liz took some photos to share. There are also some by local photographers Valerio Ceccarelli and Domenico Bertuccelli.
Artists found a cool spot where they could.
My friend Moe had a great vantage point on my balcony.
The standard was excellent.
There was music and dancing.
These were the first 3 prizes awarded…I think 3rd and 4th and 5th.
This is the second prize.
This is the winner.
Congratulations to everyone involved for a successful day at Ponte a Serraglio.
A team of people has cleaned the shallow pool and the overgrown area beside Villa Fiori.
The lovely diver will now be visible again. Perhaps she will be the subject for some of the artists who will gather for the art competition on the weekend.
Thank you to the group of people involved.
It is almost time for the annual art competition held by Borgo degli Atisti in the park beside Villa Fiori.
It is a fun day whether you are an artist or an observer. Come to watch the artists at work or set up an easel and start painting.
A restaurant has closed in Ponte a Serraglio. Ristorante da Vinicio had been around for ages. When we first came 14 years ago it was busy every night. Here is a photo from back then.
In summer there were tables along the river, giving the little piazza a lovely festive atmosphere.
A death in the family and a serious illness have brought on the closure of the business. It will be missed this summer.
We need a restaurant at Ponte a Serraglio. Bruno’s is great, but one is not enough, particularly in the summer.
I don’t know any details about buying or renting the space, I just know that it needs a new family to take over…anyone out there?
This evening was the opening event for the exhibition of art and photography to celebrate Womens’ Day at the Casino in Ponte a Serraglio.
I went earlier in the day to take photos. It is always great to see the beautiful rooms of the casino.
In the main room is the collection of art.
he second room holds photos of women at work. The photos are both old and current…an excellent insight into the lives of women in Bagni di Lucca.
The evening was well attended.
The exhibition will be open each day this week from 5.00pm.
The Casino in Ponte a Serraglio will be holding lots of events to celebrate Womens’ Day. The opening event is on Sunday 5th March at 5.00pm and the Casino will be open every day from 5.00pm until Sunday 12th March.
There will be music and art, food and conversations, make your own mandala…something for everyone. Please email Morena for more information email@example.com