ITALY DAY 4, BAGNI DI LUCCA & BARGA

A day spent travelling to some of the lesser known places of the region today including Bagni di Lucca & Barga. We had decided to travel slowly and avoid the autostrade but hadn’t bargained on it being up the side of a mountain and on a road which when viewed on a map looked more like my signature. It was fun but edge of the seat stuff through some of the villages.

The highlight of Bagni di Lucca was the Devils bridge and if you look at the pictures you will see why it is named. Given how religious they are in these parts it is amazing that anyone dares to cross it.

In the evening we took the funicular to Montecatini Alto and had a meal in one of the restaurants in the centre. An excellent meal was spoilt somewhat by being ignored by the waiter for long periods. Even with a polite “scusi” he resolutely ignored us. This led us to ignore leaving a tip at the end.

We travelled down by funicular in the dark watching the lights of the town below.