Bagni di Lucca is a collection of 25 villages scattered in the mountains on either side of the Lima River.
The villages of Fornoli, Ponte a Serraglio and La Villa, the commercial centre of Bagni di Lucca, are situated along the banks of the river. These low villages are served quite well with public transport. Lazzi buses go between these villages and Lucca on a regular basis.
There is also a train station at Fornoli, with trains to Lucca and beyond and into the Garfagnana to Piazza al Serchio and Aulla.
If you stay in any of these 3 villages it would be possible to manage without a car, unless you wish to visit the mountain villages. (I really suggest you do this, they are all gorgeous)
The outlying villages have far fewer buses and I think that if you stay in these villages you will need a car and be prepared to drive on narrow mountain roads. Remember, Bagni di Lucca is a collection of villages. Be sure which village you are staying in.
There are lots of accommodation options…here are a few that I know of.
Bridge Hotel www.bridge-hotel.it
Hotel Corona www.coronaregina.it
Hotel Bernabo www.bernabohotel.it
B & Bs
There are also lots of apartment options, for those who want to stay a bit longer or have a bit more room, and perhaps a kitchen to cook some of the delicious treats available in the area.
Villa Isabella is a 3 bedroom apartment beside the river near the Ponte a Serraglio piazza…http://www.villa-isabella.net/?lang=en For enquiries email… email@example.com
The Turret is a 3 bedroom apartment beside the river at Ponte a Serraglio…theturret.com.au
Our stone house in nearby Vergemoli in the beautiful Garfagnana is now available for rent. The 3 level house has 3 bedrooms, each with an ensuite. It has magnificent views over Vergemoli and the surrounding mountains. Click here to see the finished house.
There are several posts on the blog about Bagni di Lucca and our little area, Ponte a Serraglio. Look for the Bagni di Lucca and Ponte a Serraglio categories. Also take a look at the blog focusing just on Bagni di Lucca….http://bellabagnidilucca.com