Snow in Bagni di Lucca

It rarely snows in Bagni di Lucca, but when it does,  the village and its surrounding look absolutely stunning. Snow was widely predicted and yet this morning, when we woke up, we were amazed at the white landscape around us.

Our garden at Casa Tolomei

We  couldn’t resist the temptation to go for a walk through town and into the woods. It’s the first time since we bought our house that  I saw the fountain in our local park completely frozen.

Parco Contessa Casalini, few meters from Casa Tolomei

From the park we took the path towards the wood, going through Bagno alla Villa with its  colorful villas.

Villa Webb

Villa Ada was immersed in a white wonderland

Villa Ada and its park

Bagni di Lucca seen from the woods looks like an enchanted town frozen in time, surrounded by white hills and dotted with ancient villas.

Corsena, the first settlement of Bagni di Lucca.

The church at Corsena with snow falling.

Back to the park…

…and straight home, for some hot chocolate for the kids and mulled wine for the adults!

Casa Tolomei
Gate to the walled garden of Casa Tolomei

It’s truly a wonder to see how pretty Bagni di Lucca looks under a blanket of snow.  I might even enjoy a visit to the Thermal Bath and head to Abetone for some skiing at the weekend.

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