Life is returning to normal in Bagni Di Lucca. Most places have electricity, although we lost power again last night for a while. I thought the worst of the damage was in La Villa, but it seems several other villages have been badly hit. In some, every roof was damaged and I have heard that insurance may not cover all of the repair costs.
It seems a chimney on my roof is broken, so I will have to get a brave soul to venture up there to fix it, but that is minor when you consider what others have been through.
Casa Debbio survived without a scratch, making me pleased we cut the pine trees around the house last year. It looks a bit bare, but with a bit if luck and the arrival of spring, things will look better soon.
The good news is that spring is definitely on the way. In Lucca the other day we saw the gorgeous magnolia flowers appearing on the trees in Via Garibaldi.
The daffodils in my pots are looking beautiful.
Spring makes everything look better…not long now.
Despite your efforts (thank you) Bagni di Lucca and Beyond did not win anything in the Italy Magazine Blog Awards.
However, Bella Bagni di Lucca, won runner up in the Best Single Art and Culture Post for a post I did on a delightful business here that still makes by hand the figurines the area was once famous for.
I am really happy that Arte Barsanti will get a bit of extra attention as a result.
See the post here.