It has been snowing in Bagni di Lucca…I wish I was there. Friends have sent me photos of Ponte a Serraglio with a dusting of snow (see here).
Now another lovely friend, Chris Buxton, has taken the trouble to drive up to Casa Debbio to check the snow situation up there.
He drove through Vergemoli to the little church at the start of our track to the house.
Looking back towards the village you can see that there has been lots of snow.
You can see Casa Debbio from the village when the trees are bare.
It isn’t possible to drive on the track in deep snow, so Chris and Luna walked up to the house.
It is quite a hike up to the house in deep snow, I know, I have done it. A 10 minute walk becomes 30 (or more of you fall over 4 times as I did). Eventually Casa Debbio comes into view.
Casa Debbio looks a bit lonely without the trees that keep it company in spring, summer and autumn. It takes on quite a different look.
The day was clear, bright and sunny and I wish I was there.
Thank you Chris and Luna for taking me to my lovely house.
Chris has a wonderful mountain house of his own near Castelnouvo. The winter and the snow will have slowed his renovation somewhat, but you can see that it is going to be amazing soon.
The views from Chris’s house are wonderful.