I got a real sense of Summer the other day walking through the gates at the back of Hotel Regina, into their lovely gardens to inspect the pool. Poised above the river the large pool is enticing and most definitely a more bearable temperature than the icy water below. This is the best place to come enjoy a coffee and soak up the sun. I was the only one there even at 11am so it felt like my own private pool!
As I lay there sunning myself on the deck, hovering above the river, I reflected on what the recent elections for a new Mayor here in Bagni di Lucca will mean – what changes we will start seeing. There is an unusual sense of change in the air, what with Circolo dei Forrestieri closed and up for grabs and the forthcoming new Bistro here at the Regina. I have also heard that Bar Roma is up for new management as of the end of this month. The dynamics of Bagni are in flux so it will be interesting to see how they settle. Still there are havens, like the gardens and pool at Regina, that are a constant so that’s a relief!