Murabilia, Lucca’s second major garden festival, began yesterday and continues until Sunday. We visited it yesterday as rain is threatened for today. As yet, however, despite an overcast sky, we haven’t felt a single drop of it falling.
The area covers two bulwarks, the wall between them and a lower part enabling free entrance into Lucca’s botanical gardens which have been considerably smartened up as they had to be after the disastrous whirlwind at the beginning of March this year. Happily, a large number of historic trees have been able to be saved, including the gardens’ majestic cedar of Lebanon.
The festival also continues under the walls themselves in the secret galleries. Exhibitions about ancient apple varieties and fishing techniques on the Serchio were particularly fascinating.
I’ve already described this festival several times before in my blog and, happily, its format and contents remain the same. To read more about Murabilia see https://longoio2.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/the-flowering-walls-of-lucca/.
I’ll just add a few more photos of this delightful event. Photographs are by courtesy of Alexandra Pettitt: