What’s happening in Bagni di Lucca

There is always something happening in Bagni di Lucca. It isn’t always easy to find out where and when they are happening.

Here are some events coming up.

There are outdoor movie nights in Cafaggio, Fornoli. The next one is on 26th July. The movie will be Wonder, with Julia Roberts.

Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca

Rifugio Fiori in Pieve di Monti di Villa is also having movie showings. Roman Holiday is showing 26th July.

Bagni di Lucca

There is a concert at Villa Web on 27th July.

Bagni di Lucca

There is a gastronomic walk in Montefegatesi on Sunday 5th  August, beginning at 12.00.

Also in Montefegatesi, on Tuesday 14th August will be Apericena in the piazza in Montefegatesi at 7.00pm. Look on Facebook on the Montefegatesi Official Page for more information.

Bagni di Lucca

Best of all, the beautiful pool in La Villa should be open on 28th July for one month. It has been undergoing extensive renovations and will come back better than ever. It will close again at the end of August for more work.

This is an old photo. I look forward to seeing the new pool.

Bagni di Lucca

If you have an event coming up in Bagni di Lucca please email me at debrakolkka@gmail.com and I will put it on Bella Bagni di Lucca to help spread the word.

Riolo, then and now

I love these old photos of the villages of Bagni di Lucca. Sometimes there are big changes, and sometimes not. Here is an old photo of the centre of Riolo.

Riolo

The road in front of the house in the foreground has been widened to allow cars to get through.

 

Riolo

The house now has a pergola in front covered in grape vines.

Riolo

The path leading up from the piazza looks much the same.

Riolo

Riolo

The villages of Bagni di Lucca are all interesting, with their own character.

 

A new bar for Montefegatesi

It is always sad news when there are closures in the villages of Bagni di Lucca. The wonderful bar in Montefegatesi closed recently but the residents didn’t take long to fix the situation.

A bar is an important part of these small villages. It is not just a place to have coffee or an aperitivo, it is a place to meet friends, exchange news, have some fun and be part of a community. It is certainly where I met people who became friends and got to know about Bagni di Lucca life when I first came to the area 15 years ago.

The local Circolo in Montefegatesi has been renovated and now houses a brand new bar, which opened recently.

Montefegatesi

Montefegatesi

Montefegatesi

Top marks to the people of Montefegatesi for taking matters into their own hands and congratulations on the excellent new bar.

Thank you Lizzy Ashard for providing the photos of the new bar.

Geraniums at Ponte a Serraglio

The geraniums on the bridge at Ponte a Serraglio are thriving this year.

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I planted them last month and have been taking care of them. There has been some rain, which makes things easier.

I leave for Australia soon and won’t be back until autumn. Annalisa from Bar Italia has kindly offered to let us use her tap beside the bar to water the flowers on the bridge.

I will leave a watering can at the bar. It would be great if anyone interested in keeping the bridge looking good could help out with watering.

Thank you in advance.

Yoga retreat

Tuscany Arts and Healing is organising a yoga retreat day on 26th May. Joann Connington will conduct the retreat at the very beautiful I Romiti del Torrente in Fabbriche di Vallico. It is a former Augustinian monastery high above the River Torrite.

Tuscany Arts and Healing

The class will be taught in English and is suitable for all levels of ability. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served on the terrace (weather permitting)

The cost for the day is €75 which includes yoga instruction, all yoga props, vegetarian lunch and resfreshments.

For more details please email tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

Or look at the website http://www.tuscanyartsandhealing.com

Beautiful trees

Spring has been odd this year, but finally everything is turning green. Frassino, or flowering ash trees don’t flower every year, but this year they are spectacular.

It is possible to see the beautiful white flowers dotted all over the hillsides around Bagni di Lucca.

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

It has been interesting to watch the developing leaves and flowers.

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Frassino trees

Spring is a delightful time to be in Tuscany.