There seems to be a revival of summertime lately in Bagni di Lucca. The sky is blue and the sun is hot and bright.
We brought out the sun chairs, opened the last bottle of prosecco, left in the fridge since August when summer seemed to be suddenly over, and revelled in the sunshine of another fabulous October day.
The tall palms set against the blue sky give the impression of being somewhere tropical. That is until 6 p.m. Then the sun sets and we rush inside to start the fire.