Tag Archives: Bagni di Lucca

The coolest place in Tuscany?

These scorching hot August days have us desperately seeking cool.  With its shade and icy cold pools Orrido di Botri is probably the coolest activity we’ve found.  Orrido di Botri is a nature reserve in northern Tuscany and in summer … Continue reading

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Painting Ponte

I’ve been very neglectful of this blog recently. But I had to come out of hibernation for the painting competition. Regular readers will know from previous posts how much I enjoy this event. for those new readers, every July our … Continue reading

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Painting the town

Painting the town red? Well a few did, and all other colours possible. This Sunday saw the 5th edition of the painting competition ‘Colori e Sapori’ where artists come to Ponte a Serraglio to paint our beautiful little town in … Continue reading

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Wisteria Envy!

I knew this was coming, it happens every year, severe case of wisteria envy! Bagni di Lucca is currently full of very large, stunning purple wisteria. The scent is beautiful and although they are growing in people’s gardens their size … Continue reading

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Plum blossom confetti and magnolia envy

I feel very unoriginal, but like many bloggers at the moment I cannot help but share a little bit of spring! In our garden and patch of hillside the first little signs of spring are quite tiny, violets and narcissus. … Continue reading

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Sharing the goats!

Driving along a track yesterday near the village of Granaiola, one of the villages of Bagni di Lucca, I had to stop for goats – many, many goats. It gave me such pleasure to see them, along with the goatherder … Continue reading

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Snow! Where’s Mr. Tumnus?

This is what we woke up to this morning. Magical isn’t it. I’m like a little kid when it comes to snow. On days like this anyway, when I don’t have to go out in it unless I want to … Continue reading

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Wet feet in the woods with Red Riding Hood

What do you see here? Handy stepping stones  to jump across a stream or icy cold winter mountain water that no sane person would go anywhere near in mid January?  Want to look closer? Looking a bit colder now? Let … Continue reading

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A Tuscan Autumn.

Autumn seemed to take a long time to arrive this year, the summer just went on and on. But now the weather and trees have caught up.  A few days ago I was still in sandals and T-shirts, but today … Continue reading

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elegance and electronics!

The Casino in Bagni di Lucca has re-opened. (Again!)  I find the juxtaposition of the elegance of the interior with the garish electronic flashing lights of the slot machines difficult to look at, but it’s great that this lovely historic … Continue reading

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