Ponte Nero

Nero Bridge

Ponte Nero (Black Bridge) spans the narrow and deep gorge of the Lima stream, in the hamlet of Scesta, in the district of Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca

The water flow has produced rock-erosion and many large pools of stunning turquoise water have been formed near the bridge. The sandstone and round-arched bridge was built in the 14th century by local masons. A chapel with a porch was built near the bridge, as was customary and divine protection was thus invoked to help finish and protect the bridge.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

Bagni di Lucca
An elegant health spa that is famous all over Europe
The hot spring waters of Bagni di Lucca, which probably date back to Roman times, became famous as early as the twelfth century in the days of the Countess Matilde di Canossa. Bagni di Lucca went on to become one of the most important health spas in Europe, constituting an elite spot for European tourism long before popular Mediterranean beach resorts took over the limelight from this corner ...