Fix those shoes

It is much more common these days to throw things away rather than fix them. Mending can make much more sense. It saves money and reduces the number of unwanted items being thrown away.

If you need your shoes repaired there is an excellent place to take them near Bagni di Lucca. On the road towards Lucca, in Diecimo, you will find a great little shop set back from the road.

Calzolaio

Inside Luigi sits working on shoes in need of repair. When I asked how long he had been doing his job he replied with a broad grin, “A long time, I am very old”. Of course he said it in Italian.

Calzolaio

Calzolaio

The shop is busy. In the short time I was there taking to Luigi several people came in to drop off or pick up shoes. I hope he continues his valuable work for many years to come.

Just what we need in Ponte a Serraglio

The new fruit and vegetable shop opened in Ponte a Serraglio and drew a huge crowd of well wishers…and buyers.

Fruit shop Ponte

Fruit shop Ponte

The shop has exceeded expectations. The space is tiny and it is overflowing with great food. There is much more than just fruit and vegetables, which look amazing.

Fruit shop Ponte

Fruit shop Ponte

Fruit shop Ponte

There is also a deli counter filled with delights. It was a bit crowded so I couldn’t photograph much.

Fruit shop Ponte

There are shelves stocked with handy items for convenient shopping.

There were refreshments, of course, and a huge cake.

Fruit shop Ponte

A young family is behind this new venture. When things settle a bit I will have a chat with them and find out a bit more…along with the opening hours.