Casa Tolomei is the beautiful house where Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning stayed when they visited Bagni di Lucca.
It was recently bought by Laura and Andy and they have worked hard to bring the building back to life. Their renovation is remarkable.
In 2016 they finished the upper floor and had B&B rooms available to rent. This year there is a self catering option which includes a suite with 2 bedrooms and bathroom plus the stunning frescoed living room and adjacent kitchen.
For summer the whole upper floor will be available. The rental options will be 2 independent self-catering apartments or the whole floor for larger groups…8 – 12 people.
The lovely garden has an above ground pool, with plans for an inground pool this year.
Italian lessons will also be available at Casa Tolomei.
Casa Tolomei is in Via Umberto I, La Villa. For enquiries and bookings email Laura at …poggilaura@gmail.
Roberto and his lovely assistant Giuliana.
The Corona Hotel in Ponte a Serraglio has a great position beside the river with views across the Lima River. If you are there when the weather is warm, the outdoor terrace is open for meals. They get some very good reviews on Trip Advisor, where the terrace is often mentioned, as well as the friendly service……and the food.
I have had some delicious meals at the restaurant Corona.
The hotel has been recently renovated. Look for Roberto or Giuliana in the inviting reception area.
There are some interesting frescoes dating from the 1800s in one of the waiting rooms.
The rooms are well equipped and some have lovely views over the river.
You can see the spring I wrote about in the previous post. It would be a quick trip across the walking bridge to sample some of Bagni di Lucca’s famous water.
There is a sister hotel in La Villa (1kilometre up river) called the Park Regina, where there is a pool, also available for the Corona visitors.
Giuliana’s little Fiat Bambino matches the hotel perfectly, don’t you think?
Say hello to Roberto and Juliana if you visit.