Bagni di Lucca Travel Guide

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    Fast running river
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  • View of the main arch-120 feet long
    View of the main arch-120 feet long
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Bagni di Lucca Things to Do

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    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    There are some building structures in the mid section of town the are worth a view. WE did not go into the casino, and it looked like it was closed. The main part of the town was rather sleepy. The square had a patio restaurant, a bank (do not go in there-they are not friendly) and some administration buildings. Yea-well I dropped the camcorder and low and behold it broke. These pics came from other sources for viewing. I did buy another camcorder later on in Lucca. Remember to speak the language and ask the right questions if you get PAL of NTSC version; either Europe of USA utilizable. In spite of understanding the shop owner, he did not know and I trusted him to have the right answer. Needless to say the camcorder worked okay, but viewing the pictures back in the US -they were all in black and white!!

    Fornoli CAsino-Closed LaVilla Hotel Regina Byzatine style architecture home Main square Arial view of the square

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    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    This was probably a good place to take a massage within the last 40 years ago. Now it seems old-outdated and not much effort put into keeping up the homes along the avenue. Many were closed up and looked vacant quite a while. In the center of town is a bank, small shops and eateries, but that is all. The casino that was closed in 1853 is there for viewing. With Lucca renovating in the 1300's, the spa concept was good again and continued for a long time. In Napoleon era the town was again getting fame, visitors to the spa and the newly built casino. Napoleon's staff and his sister used this as a summer residence and called it the Italian Switzerland, and Europeans flocked to the luxury offered. Then in 1814, Duke Leopold Lorena took control and in 1853 closed the casino, and the town languished. It since has tried to make an industry in paper and chalk trades, but from statistics I noted only about 35% of the population works. Over the years many known artists and poets used this as a refuge and to relax.
    I dropped the camcorder-yes it broke- and the rest of the pics are dead

    Homes along the Serchio coming into to town Fast running river
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    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    The bridge is old and was in the past called Ponte della Maddelena-bridge of Mary Magdalene. Her statue stood at eh foot of the bridge. It crosses from highway 12 to Borgo de Mozano. It is 800 years, and said to be contracted to build by Countess Matilda in 1080-1100. It was renovated in 1300 It spans the river Serchio that winds its way from the hills to the north of here.
    The bridge was destroyed in a flood in 1836 and rebuilt. Eventually it expanded to allow vehicle traffic over to Borgo.

    Devil's bride-another view View of the main arch-120 feet long
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    Viale Umberto I, 157, Lucca, 55021, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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    Satisfaction: Very Good

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  • Castagni d'Oro B&B

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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