TERME DI LUCCA

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TERME DI LUCCA

In the valley of the Serchio, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) below Ponte a Serraglio, is the medieval Ponte della Maddalena (circa 1100), with a lofty central arch. It is also known as Ponte del Diavolo.[6] Il Ponte del Diavolo is known to have a few origins, however there is one main story. It is said that when a construction worker was working on the bridge late at night, the devil came up to him and offered assistance if he could claim the first passenger on the bridge. The agreement was made and when the bridge was finally built, a little dog wandered over the bridge and mysteriously disappeared.Many years later, another arch was added to the bridge for trains to pass by, this bridge is regarded as the most notable sight in the Bagni di Lucca area. Also notable is the pieve (rural parish church) of San Cassiano, built by 722. It has the painting St. Martin Riding by Jacopo della Quercia and others from the Renaissance. There is also a war memorial in the town of San Cassiano dedicated to the casualties of war (from WWI and WWII) from San Cassiano and its seven districts (Chiesa, Livizzano, Coccolaio, Capella, Cembroni, Vizzata, and Piazza). Every year a festival is held at the Pieve and in the town of Controne to honor the 16th-century miracle that nobody in the town was infected with plague. A cross is carried and people march around the village rejoicing. Additional Renaissance works hang in the pieve of San Paolo a Vico Pancellorum (built 873).

The hospital in the frazione of Bagno Caldo was built in 1826 by the philanthropy of Nicholas Demidoff.[6] Additionally, temporary villas of previous poets, writers, etc. are also main sights. One of the main villas include that of Robert Browning and his wife. Both Browning and his wife were famous English poets and spent a lot of time in Bagni di Lucca.

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